I am delighted to announce that I will be giving a lecture on Coleridge in Germany at the University of London on 27 April 2017. Further details to follow.
I was delighted and surprised today to see my article on 'The Göttingen Library Borrowings of English Matriculants, 1798-1801' selected as the Editor's Choice in the September 2016 issue of in The Library: The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society. Many thanks to the editors, Dr. William Poole and Dr. James Willougby for their efforts with this piece (especially with the formatting of the appendix).
Had an amazing time at presenting at The Gothic Galaxy conference hosted by the beautiful and oldest European University of Bologna. Many thanks to Maurizio Ascari, Serena Baiesi, and Diego Saglia, for organising this interesting event with such wonderful delegates.
It was a great experience to take Terry Belanger's amazing course on Book Illustration Processes to 1900 at the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. Truly an indescribable experience! Terry's knowledge and collections of illustrations is unsurpassed and gave me a whole new way of looking at (pun intended) and understanding illustrations. We even made our own etchings and wood engravings! (in my case badly!, but it was fun). I highly recommend this course, but be forewarned: you must adhere to "the Rules!" :).
My first time at a SHARP conference where I presented a paper on illustrations and visual cultures at the SHARP 2016: Languages of the Book / Les langues du Livre Conference in Paris. I really enjoyed the cross-collaborartive atmosphere with scholars, librarians, booksellers, collecters, etc., and learned a lot. Looking forward to going to the next one soon.
Had a wonderful time with Drs. Anthony Mandal, Lisa Stead and Megen de Bruin-Molé, participating in the Cardiff Book Talk series on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Read the review by Caleb Sivyer here.