CONFERENCE - Turning the Page: Bibliographical Innovation and the Legacy of Aldus Manutius, 2015 Conference of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc, University of Melbourne, Australia, 26 – 27 November 2015.
2015 marks the quincentenary of the death of the great printer and publisher Aldus Manutius (c. 1451–1515). Aldus was an innovator in a number of ways, from his development and use of the first italic typeface and publishing of small octavo editions, to printing first editions of numerous classical Greek authors and the production of one of the most beautifully designed and illustrated books of the fifteenth century, the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili.
To honour Aldus’s life and afterlife, the Society invites papers exploring innovation or design in the printed book in any period from the time of Aldus to the modern day. Possible topics include bibliography, printing, typefounding, illustration, bookbinding, publishing, bookselling, collecting, the reading experience, or the transition from print to digital format.
* Keynote Address: Wallace Kirsop, The Age of Renouard.
* Mark Byron (University of Sydney), The Aldine Epic: Ezra Pound’s Poetical History of Bibliography
* Dennis Bryans (independent scholar), The Remarkable Dr George Bennett: Naturalist, Physician and Bibliophile
* Véronique Duché (University of Melbourne), Aldus Manutius ‘faict françoys’
* Christine Elliott (Monash University), The Sierra Club Exhibit Format Series: The Appearance of Nature on Post-War American Coffee Tables
* Jocelyn Hargrave (Monash University), The Architectural Principles of Joseph Moxon’s Mechanick Exercises: Documenting the Living Page
* Lynne Hewitt (State Library of New South Wales), ‘The melancholy end of ungrateful children’: Chapbooks and Their Influence on Reading, Literacy and the Printing Trade
* Joe Hughes (University of Melbourne), Printing Scenes: The Genesis of the Scenic Form
* Jewell Johnson (University of Sydney), Paula Scher and the Type Brigade
* Emma Koch (University of Melbourne), John Murray, Father of the Modern Phrasebook
* Raichel Le Goff (University of Newcastle), From Scribe to Studio: The Aldine Edition of Philostratus
* Katie Flack and Kevin Molloy (State Library of Victoria), James Shanley of Clonmel: ‘Printer to the Catholic Population’ of Port Philip, 1841–1857
* Katherine Milburn (Hocken Library, University of Otago), Innovation in Advertising: New Zealand Railways Publicity Branch Ephemera, 1920–1986
* Maggie Patton (State Library of New South Wales), Turning Digital: Digitisation and the Legacy of David Scott Mitchell
* Patricia Pender (University of Newcastle), ‘A singular benefactrice’: Margaret Beaufort and the Early English Printers
* Shef Rogers (University of Otago), What Made Aldus and Griffo’s Aldine Types Special?
* Rosalind Smith (University of Newcastle) Editing Early Modern Women’s Writing in the Digital Age: The Poetry of Mary, Queen of Scots
* Nicholas Sparks (University of Sydney), Aldus the Younger, His De veterum notarum explanatione
* Kerry White (independent scholar), Practical Puffins.
Deadline to register online: Friday 30 October 2915.
Enquiries should be sent to Anthony Tedeschi, Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Wellington.