Explorations in Early Printing Houses

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Lotte Hellinga
Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 16:30
Freind Room, Lee Building, Christ Church

Dr Lotte Hellinga was Deputy Keeper (The British Library) and is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Correspondent of the Netherlands Academy of Sciences. She specialises in early printing, with interests ranging from detailed studies of textual bibliography of early printing and the transition of manuscript to print, early printing types, book-trade and readership, to bibliographical control of early materials through databases. The British Library enabled her to initiate the ISTC database of incunabula of which she was the first editor, as well as related projects, The Illustrated ISTC and the microfiche project The printing revolution in Europe. Her recent work includes the volume 'England' of BMC, that is the 'Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Library', published in 2007 (with contributions by John Goldfinch, Paul Needham and Margaret Nickson). Her most recent books are 'William Caxton and early printing in England', published by the British Library in 2010, and 'Printing in England in the fifteenth century', an updated reprint of E. Gordon Duff's bibliography, published jointly by the Bibliographical Society and the British Library in 2009. She published in a variety of languages around 170 articles and contributions to volumes regarding the history of the book and early printing.

Annual General Meeting to begin at 4.30 pm; lecture to follow at 5:15 pm after brief interval for tea.