New book by EBS member Margaret Connolly ~


Margaret Connolly’s Sixteenth-Century, Fifteenth-Century Books: Continuities of Reading in the English Reformation is out!

Description from the publisher’s website
This innovative study investigates the reception of medieval manuscripts over a long century, 1470–1585, spanning the reigns of Edward IV to Elizabeth I. Members of the Tudor gentry family who owned these manuscripts had properties in Willesden and professional affiliations in London. These men marked the leaves of their books with signs of use, allowing their engagement with the texts contained there to be reconstructed. Through detailed research, Margaret Connolly reveals the various uses of these old books: as a repository for family records; as a place to preserve other texts of a favourite or important nature; as a source of practical information for the household; and as a professional manual for the practising lawyer. Investigation of these family-owned books reveals an unexpectedly strong interest in works of the past, and the continuing intellectual and domestic importance of medieval manuscripts in an age of print.
Find more information here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/sixteenthcentury-readers-fifteenthcentury-books/5CF4C42F3E5C28388202DE762ACB24A8#fndtn-information

Scribal Cultures in Late Medieval England: A Conference in honour of Linne R. Mooney

23 May 2019, at King’s Manor, York

With papers from leading scholars, this one-day conference honours Linne Mooney’s contribution to the study of medieval English manuscripts.

Keynote speakers: Derek Pearsall and Simon Horobin

Other speakers: Margaret Connolly, Daryl Green, Helen Killick, Nicola McDonald, Andrew Prescott, Wendy Scase, Sebastian Sobecki, and Deborah Thorpe

With a special display of manuscript fragments donated to the University by Professor Toshiyuki Takamiya

For booking details and a provisional programme, please visit the website.

Registration: £22, £16.50 concessions

Generously supported by the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Department of English & Related Literature, and Boydell & Brewer

Poetica (89 & 90) published

A double-issue of Poetica ( 89 & 90), edited by Ed Potten and entitled Association and Provenance, was recently published in Tokyo and includes several authors who are members of the Early Book Society. The volume is dedicated to Eric Stanley, who was a founding adviser of Poetica since its inception. Download full details and table of contents here.

If EBS members are interested in acquiring a copy of this and future issues for themselves or for their libraries, please contact Keiko Umishima at <keiko.umishima@maruzen.co.jp> for payment details. The product code is 0600103343.