14th September 2013
The Dugdale Society Conference
14-15 September 2013
Reading and Writing in Warwickshire's Past - a weekend conference organised by the Dugdale Society with the support of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and in association with the Printing Historical Society. Saturday and Sunday, 14th and 15th September 2013 at the Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon.
The conference celebrates the history of reading books, writing and printing in Warwickshire over five centuries. The speakers will be concerned with both readers and writers, and will deal with the production, sale, distribution and consumption of books, pamphlets, newspapers and other forms of writing. Speakers will address such questions as: How did the reading public change over the centruries? Were the people of Warwickshire changed by their reading? How were writers influenced by their local environment and the recepiton of their works? What was Warwickshire's importance as a centre for printing and publishing. To find out more about speakers, costs and how to book please email the secretary.