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Hands-On Book History: The Brechin Collection in the University Archives

For further information about the contributions of our History of the Book students to The 21st-Century Book Historian workshop held in Dundee on 1 April 2015 please click on the links below: Dr Martine van Ittersum Mhairi Rutherford Kirstyn Dickson Nicole Kapphahn Mayalani Moes Susanna Niskanen

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Hands-On Book History by Susanna Niskanen

I come from Finland and am in my fourth year as an English Undergraduate at the University of Dundee. I am thinking of doing a Masters in English after graduation. I am especially interested in Old English literature. ‘The vvorkes of our ancient and learned English poet, Geffrey Chaucer, newly printed….edited, with a Life of

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Hands-On Book History by Mayalani Moes

I am a Luxembourgish student currently studying English Literature and Film. I thoroughly enjoy my studies at the University of Dundee, and I will graduate in June 2015. ‘Memorialls’ of William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585-1649) Br. Ms. 2/2/4 William Drummond of Hawthornden was a Scottish poet (1585–1649). He studied at the University of Edinburgh and

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Hands-On Book History by Nicole Kapphahn

I am an exchange student from northern British Columbia, Canada, and will be returning home to finish my degree in September. I hope to have an eventual career in either archive or museum studies, so this course was perfect for me. I really enjoyed working with all this incredible material, as seeing as Canada is

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Hands-On Book History by Kirstyn Dickson

I am a fourth-year student studying Psychology and History as a Joint Honors. I hail from Glasgow. Since reading is my greatest hobby, I decided to take the History of the Book module. After graduation, I should like to pursue a research career. Canones Tridentini — The Canons of the Council of Trent (1545-1563) Bru

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Hands-On Book History by Mhairi Rutherford

I am a final year history student with a fondness for Episcopalian endowed libraries. My dissertation focuses on the library and reader responses of Alexander Jolly, an Episcopalian Bishop. He collected over 3,000 books in his lifetime, many of which he annotated. I hope to pursue an M.Litt in Book History after graduation, and learn

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Hands-On Book History by Dr Martine van Ittersum

I am a Senior Lecturer in European History at the University of Dundee, and I co-teach HU42001 (History of the Book, 1500-1800) together with Dr. Jodi-Anne George, my colleague in the English Department. I became interested in the archeology of archives and materiality of texts as a Fellow of the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study

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How do we Study the History of Reading? Notes from a Workshop in Stirling

by Jan Hillgaertner, University of St Andrews On 11 December, a group of around thirty doctoral students of book history met at the University of Stirling for the first History of Reading workshop, led by Katherine Halsey (Stirling) and Daniel Cook (Dundee). I got intrigued by the chance of partaking in a discussion on how

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PhD studentships

The University of Dundee has AHRC & ESRC funded PhD studentships which may be undertaken under the supervision of the Centre for Scottish Culture. Full details: AHRC Doctoral Programme Scotland ESRC Studentships

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Scottish Heroes & Villains Month – Symposium Programme

Take a look at the programme for the Scottish Heroes & Villains: The First Symposium, register by Friday 10th October via our online store.

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