The Global History of the Book (1780-present) workshop is a two day event to be held in Oxford on the 4th and 5th of December 2014. It is being held in conjunction with English Faculty’s Postcolonial Writing and Theory Seminar, the Oxford Centre for Global History, the John Fell Fund and the University of Oxford’s Ertegun Graduate Programme in the Humanities.
The workshop will have two main strands. The first strand comprises a panel discussion with Antoinette Burton and Isabel Hofmeyr, the editors of Creating an Imperial Commons: Books that Shaped the Modern British Empire, a collection of essays forthcoming from Duke University Press (2014). They will focus on the critical implications of their project and new trends in Book History. Other confirmed speakers include Marilyn Lake, Catherine Hall and Elleke Boehmer.
The second strand will involve papers by graduate students and early career researchers, furthering the conversation of the plenary panels. Papers should be approximately 20 minutes long, and abstracts no more than 300 words. Abstracts, along with a short bionote (100 words) should be emailed to by