British Printed Images Conference- September 2008

I missed this one but it looks a good line-up:

Following the very successful first conference of the British Printed Images to 1700 project held at Birkbeck in July 2007, there will be a further conference at which innovative research on various aspects of early modern printed images will be divulged at the Victoria & Albert Museum on Friday, 12, and Saturday, 13 September 2008.

The following papers will be given:

  • Margaret Aston, ‘Symbols of conversion: Proprieties of the page in Reformation England’
  • Justin Champion (Royal Holloway): ‘Decoding the Leviathan: doing the history of ideas through images 1651-1700’
  • Lorri Anne Ferrell (Claremont, Ca.), ‘Grasping knowledge: tactility and kinetics in early modern “how-to” books’
  • Malcolm Jones (Sheffield), Title to be confirmed
  • John King (Ohio State), ‘Reading the woodcuts in Foxe’s Book of Martyrs
  • Angela McShane (V & A), ‘Top knots and lower sorts: print and promiscuous consumption in the 1690s’
  • Gill Saunders (V & A), ‘”Paper tapestry” and “wooden pictures”: printed decoration and the domestic interior in Tudor and Stuart England’
  • Kevin Sharpe (Queen Mary), ‘Images of Oliver Cromwell’
  • Ben Thomas (Kent): ‘Noble or commercial? The early history of mezzotint in Britain’
  • Alexandra Walsham (Exeter), ‘Reliques of the past: printed images and antiquarianism in early modern England’

The conference will also include an exhibition of books and prints from the National Art Library, a ‘new researchers’ session’ at which research by graduate students will be divulged, a round table discussion of printed images and their milieu, and an exposition of recent work on the database of the British Printed Images to 1700 project.

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