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A Skilled Workforce: Training and Collaboration in the Book Trades from the 16th Century

decoration27 Nov. 2011|28 Nov. 2011

The 33rd Annual Conference on Book Trade History will focus on the training and apprenticeship in the various trades associated with book production through the centuries. It will show how each branch of the trade served and was dependent on the others. Conference members will view a special exhibition of the Stationer’s archives, visit the other parts of Stationer’s Hall  and are invited to a reception on Sunday evening. Speakers are William Alden, David Alexander, Mirjam Footis, Moreen Green, Sebastien Morlighem, Robin Myers, and Julian Pooley.


Sunday 27 November

William Alden
- The Alden Press (1875-2008)

Robin Myers - The role of the Stationers'Company in the training of apprentices

Julian Pooley - Nichols & sons, apprenticeship and net working within the book trade

Sebastien Morlighem - From the Didots to John Bell: publishing & typefounding in Paris and London during the 1780s

Monday 28 November

Moreen Green - The Papermaking Trade & the Original Society of Paper Makers: Labour & customs in the nineteenth century

David Alexander - How did they learn? The training of British engravers (1714-1830)

Mirjam Foot - The training of bookbinders in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries


27 Nov. 2011|28 Nov. 2011
Ave Maria Lane
GBP 80
Robin Myers, Michael Harris, Giles Mandelbrote in association with the ABA
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