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Anne Carson’s Float: Reading the Chapbook

The organisers of the Anne Carson Postgraduate Reading Group, Laura Jansen (Classics) and Richard Cole (Classics), would like to thank the Centre for Material Texts at the University of Bristol for sponsoring a session of the reading group. The session, … Continue reading

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Framing Texts programme

Join us for our first postgraduate workshop, Framing Texts, on 30 May 2018. Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/framing-texts-tickets-44328358313

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Editing and Reading Romantic Letters

Editing and Reading Romantic Letters Monday 14th May 2018 12–5.30pm University of Bristol Queen’s Building, room 1.7 Confirmed Speakers: Tim Fulford, Ian Packer and Lynda Pratt, Oliver Clarkson, and Samantha Matthews This colloquium will bring together experts from major projects … Continue reading

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Exploring Early Modern Books: A Workshop

Exploring Early Modern Books: A Workshop 25-26 June 2018 Special Collections, Arts and Social Sciences Library, University of Bristol On 25-26 June 2018, the Centre for Material Texts at the University of Bristol is organizing a two-day intensive workshop for … Continue reading

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Image and Text: Theory and Practice

Image and Text: Theory and Practice Gui Mohallem (artist based in São Paulo, Brazil) Thursday 26 April 2018, 3.00 PM Verdon-Smith Room Gui Mohallem is a Brazilian artist who explores questions of identity, migration and belonging across a number of … Continue reading

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Conference Call for Papers: Living Well With Books

Centre for Material Texts, Richmond Building, University of Bristol Wednesday 5 – Friday 7 September 2018 Since the invention of the codex, the lives (and afterlives) of books have been intertwined with the lives of people. This interdisciplinary, transhistorical, and … Continue reading

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Framing Texts: PGR Workshop

Framing Texts: PGR Workshop 30 May 2018 9.30am-4.30pm Verdon Smith Room (Royal Fort House), University of Bristol Framing Texts is a postgraduate workshop organised by the Centre for Material Texts at the University of Bristol. This one-day event aims to create a … Continue reading

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‘What Are Libraries For?’ Roundup

On Tuesday 20 February, the Centre for Material Texts hosted our first major debate, ‘What Are Libraries For?’. Speakers Dr Suzanne Paul (Keeper of Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library), Philip Kent (Director of Libraries, University of Bristol) and Mimi Thebo (author … Continue reading

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#WhatAreLibrariesFor?

In preparation for our What Are Libraries For? debate on Tuesday 20 February, we’ve been asking students, librarians and even a small child what they think libraries are for. The answers range from studying to ‘freedom’ via productivity, travel, and … Continue reading

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Philip Kent, Suzanne Paul and Mimi Thebo to debate ‘What are libraries for?’

Inside Arts Debate: What Are Libraries For? Tuesday 20 February 2018, 6-7.30pm Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Park Street, Bristol   In preparation for our debate next week, here’s a little more about our three speakers. Philip Kent Philip Kent … Continue reading

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