Thursday, 15 January 2015
The Beauty of Letters:
Text, type and communication in the eighteenth century
14-15 March 2015
In his preface to Paradise Lost (1758), John Baskerville described himself as ‘an admirer of the beauty of letters’. This conference takes his phrase as a starting point to explore the production, distribution, consumption and reception, not only of letters, but also words, texts and images during the long eighteenth century (c. 1688-1820). It will consider how writing, printing, performance and portrayal contributed to the creation of cultural identity and taste, assisted the spread of knowledge and contributed to political, economic, social and cultural change in Britain and the wider world.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS : Lynda Mugglestone, Jennny Uglow, Susan Whyman
Details: More information and a full conference programme is available from The Typographic Hub.
Booking: Tickets can be purchased through the University of Birmingham on-line shop
£85.00 for two days: .
£55.00 Saturday only:
£40.00 Sunday only: i