The Leeds Library is excited to announce a one-day conference in collaboration with the University of Leeds, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and CILIP’s Library and Information History Group:
‘Books of every variety of taste’: The advance of the library in the long-eighteenth century
One-day conference at the Leeds Library
Saturday 12 May 2012 9.30am – 5pm
This one-day conference will discuss the foundation and development of libraries as institutions for reading and sociability in the long-eighteenth century. The conference will cover various aspects of library history from the private library, to circulating and subscription libraries.
9.30am Registration and tea/coffee
10.00am David Allan – Reader, School of History, University of St. Andrews
POLITENESS AND THE POLITICS OF CULTURE: AN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY SUBSCRIPTION LIBRARY
11.30am Keith Manley – National Trust/Institute of Historical Research
CONFLICT AND CENSORSHIP IN PRIVATE SUBSCRIPTION LIBRARIES BEFORE 1825
12.30pm Lunch (provided)
1.30pm Rebecca Bowd – PhD Student, Centre for the History of Science, University of Leeds
NEW READERS, NEW INSTITUTIONS: ‘PUBLIC’ LIBRARIES IN GEORGIAN LEEDS
2.30pm Mark Towsey – Lecturer in Modern British History, University of Liverpool.
‘THE TALENT HID IN A NAPKIN’: INFORMAL BOOK LENDING PRACTICES IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY HOUSEHOLDS
4.00pm James Raven – Professor of Modern History, School of History, University of Essex.
BIBLIOMANIA AND THE PRIVATE LIBRARY IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
Booking fee: £50 – fee includes delegate pack on arrival, refreshments and lunch. Spaces are limited so early booking is recommended. Please submit fee with booking form to reserve your place. Please book by no later than Tuesday 1st May 2012.
For more information/to book a place please download a booking form from the news section of the Leeds Library website and return it with the booking fee to the Leeds Library, oralternatively contact Rebecca Bowd.