Conference - Blocks Plates Stones: Print Matrices/Printing Surfaces in Collections & Research

Thursday, 21 September, 2017
Place: 
London

BLOCKS PLATES STONES: Matrices/Printing Surfaces in Research and Collections
21 September 2017, Courtauld Institute of Art & British Academy, London
Details and programme: bit.ly/BlocksPlatesStones-Register
Convenor: Dr Elizabeth Savage (Institute of English Studies)

A deeply interdisciplinary conference, BLOCKS PLATES STONES will survey the state of research into cut woodblocks, intaglio plates, lithographic stones, and other matrices/printing surfaces. It will bring together researchers, curators, special collections librarians, printers, printmakers, cataloguers, conservators, art historians, book historians, digital humanities practitioners, scientists, and others who care for these objects, seek to understand them, or use them in research. The discussion will encompass all media and techniques, from the fifteenth century through the present, with a programme including papers, posters, object handling sessions, and demonstrations.

KEYNOTE ROUNDTABLE
Richard S Field (Yale), Maria Goldoni (Galleria Estense), James Mosley (IES; Reading), Ad Stijnman (Leiden), and Michael Twyman (Reading)

SPEAKERS
Laura Aldovini (Universita Cattolica; Cini), Rob Banham (Reading), Jean-Gerald Castex (Louvre), Rosalba Dinoia (independent),Neil Harris (Udine), Konstantina Elmaloglou (Technological Educational Institute of Athens), Huigen Leeflang (Rijksmuseum), Giorgio Marini (Uffizi), Julie Mellby (Princeton), Andreas Sampatakos (Technological Educational Institute of Athens), Linda Stiber Morenus (Library of Congress), Arie Pappot (Rijksmuseum), Elizabeth Savage (IES), Jane Rodgers Siegel (Columbia), Femke Speelberg (Met), and Amy Worthen (Des Moines Art Centre)

POSTERS & OBJECT SESSIONS
Constanca Arouca (Orient Museum), Teun Baar (Apple), Cathleen A. Baker (Michigan), Rob Banham (Reading), Maarten Bassens (Royal Library of Belgium; KU Leuven), Giles Bergel (Oxford), Annemarie Bilclough (V&A), Chris Daunt (Society of Wood Engravers), Gigliola Gentile (Sapienza), Jasleen Kandhari (Leeds), Nicholas Knowles (Independent), Peter Lawrence (Society of Wood Engravers), Marc Lindeijer SJ (Societe des Bollandistes), Anna Manicka (National Museum, Warsaw), Peter McCallion (West of England), Melissa Olen (West of England), Maria V. Ortiz-Segovia (Oce Print Logic Technologies), Carinna Parraman (West of England), Marc Proesmans (KU Leuven), Rose Roberto (Reading; National Museums Scotland), Fulvio Simoni (Bologna), Rachel Sloan (Courtauld), Francesca Tancini (Bologna), Joris Van Grieken (Royal Library of Belgium), Bruno Vandermeulen (KU Leuven), Genevieve Verdigel (Warburg), Lieve Watteeuw (Illuminare), Christina Weyl (independent), and Hazel Wilkinson (Birmingham)

Tickets are now on sale at bit.ly/BlocksPlatesStones-Register.