The book in the Low Countries: New perspectives, hidden collections
Great Britain and the Low Countries share a large part of their histories. There are countless stories of political and economic rivalries and wars, stories of religious and political exile in both directions, but also of cultural exchange and influence. Also the book business of the early modern era was characterised by an influx of printers, materials and books from the Low Countries to England. Rare books and manuscripts were eagerly collected by English bibliophiles and most of these collections are nowadays found in libraries all over the country.
This two-day symposium has a double goal. In a combination of papers and collection visits, it wants to bring these often overlooked collections to the surface, and it also offers an overview of the latest research on Low Countries books.
Speakers include: Arthur der Weduwen (University of St. Andrews), Erik Geleijns (Museum Meermanno), Jaap Geraerts(UCL), Goran Proot (University of Udine), Reinier Salverda (UCL and Fryske Akademy), Marja Smolenaars (Koninklijke Bibliotheek), Patrick Storme (Universiteit Antwerpen), Steven Van Impe (Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience), Catherine Wright (University of Oxford) and Heleen Wyffels (KU Leuven).
For a full programme and registration detailsplease visit: www.history.ac.uk/events/event/8398