Category Archives: C21

Historic Perthshire Libraries Compared

Jill Dye is a second-year PhD Student on a SGSAH-funded Applied Research Collaboration with the Universities of Stirling and Dundee and the Library of Innerpeffray. Though her PhD research focuses on borrowers from the Library of Innerpeffray 1747-1854, Jill has been using the archives at the University of Stirling to research the borrowers from another

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Innerpeffray Library and Academic Partnerships at the Association of Independent Libraries

by Jill Dye Next month, I’ll be attending the Annual Meeting of the Association of Independent Libraries to talk about my project at Innerpeffray (described in the post below), and the benefits of academic partnerships for Independent Libraries. The meeting will be held at Bromley House Library in Nottingham from 10-12 June. Papers will explore

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Beginning “Books and their Borrowers” at Innerpeffray Library

by Jill Dye My PhD project is jointly supervised by Dr Katie Halsey (University of Stirling) and Dr Daniel Cook (University of Dundee) with an external partner, Innerpeffray Library. Innerpeffray is the oldest free lending library in Scotland. Founded by David Drummond, Lord Maddertie, in 1680, it began in a small upstairs room of Innerpeffray chapel,

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Textual Editing: Twenty-First Century Practice

The Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities and the Universities’ Committee for Scottish Literature would like to announce a series of four workshops to provide doctoral students of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature with the knowledge and skills required for the scholarly editing of texts from the period. The afternoon workshops will be held at

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Challenges in History of Reading Research

by Maxine Branagh, University of Stirling Our first “21st-Century Book Historian” workshop, held back in December at the University of Stirling, focused on methodologies in the History of Reading which made me reflect a great deal on my own choice of methodologies. I often describe my PhD research to interested family members and friends in

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Field Trip to Innerpeffray Library

by Katie Halsey On 21st March a small group of doctoral students (“fit audience, though few”, as Milton would have said) visited Innerpeffray Library for the third of “The 21st-Century Book Historian” doctoral training events. It was a beautiful Spring day – so warm in fact, that we were able to have a picnic outside

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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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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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21st-Century Book Historian: Innerpeffray Library

The 21st-Century Book Historian (sponsored by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities and the universities of Stirling, Dundee, and Edinburgh). The next in our series of events is a field trip to the wonderful Innerpeffray Library ( ) on 21st March 2015. The day will involve a guided visit to the collections by

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