Tuesday, 23 April 2013

The Hancocks, Scientists in the Studio


A new exhibition ‘The Hancocks: Scientists in the Studio’ will be the first display of its kind to explain the name above the Great North Museum: Hancock door by introducing the people of the North East to John, Albany and Mary Jane Hancock.
A group of British and international masters students from Newcastle University’s Museum Studies programme have worked with the Great North Museum: Hancock and the Natural History Society of Northumbria on this project that will be launched in the Living Planet Gallery of the Great North Museum: Hancock on the 23rd April and will run for four weeks. (23 Apr - 21 May 13)
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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Children's Book Publishing in the Hand-Press Period (c.1740-1840): a symposium



Saturday 11 May 2013
Few would disagree that the development of children's literature owes as much to the trade through which the books and other printed materials were generated as it does to the authors and illustrators. But this side of the early history of children's literature has not been as thoroughly investigated as might be hoped. For this reason, the Children’s Books History Society (CBHS) is hosting a one-day symposium to examine the history of publishing for children in the long-eighteenth century. The symposium aims both to outline ongoing research into the earliest period of children's book publishing and to share problems arising therefrom.
The symposium will include papers by:
Andrea Immel, looking at John Newbery;
David Stoker, looking at John Marshall;
Jill Shefrin, looking at the non-book commodities produced by children’s publishers;
Nigel Tattersfield, looking at Thomas Saint of Newcastle;
Matthew Grenby, looking at William Godwin’s ‘Juvenile Library’;
Brian Alderson, offering concluding remarks.
Time has been set aside in the programme for questions and discussion.
The symposium will take place at 10.30am – 4.30 pm on Saturday 11 May 2013 at St Paul’s Girls’ School, Brook Green, Hammersmith, London, W6 7BS.
A registration fee of £25 for CBHS Members and £30 for non-members will be payable.
For more information, or to register in advance, please contact the CBHS secretary, Robert Kirkpatrick (020-8567-4521, rkirkpatrick.molesworth@virgin.net). Registration and payment can be made in advance (preferable) or on the day.