We received an exciting selection of abstracts and so, after some deliberation, the acceptance emails were sent last week. Working on the conference theme of social media, papers address the materiality of texts, fragments, networks of distribution, the influence of early printers, the role of later libraries, authorial interests and more. The clever referencing of social media was fun and thought provoking.
Roughly speaking for now, the conference will begin on Sunday afternoon the 7th, we are looking at a conference of approximately 80 papers. Brendan O’Connell is hosting a mid-week trip to Trinity College, where we will have a ‘show and tell’ with some of the holdings there (speakers tbd), and three plenaries (tbc). The Conference will conclude on Wednesday the 10th with a Banquet as per usual and the option of a trip on Thursday the 11th (details to follows).
Next steps for you: accommodation details will be posted in the next week; we are just waiting for a link to one of the spaces.
Next steps for us: (1) draft the programme. Speakers have 20 (to not more than 25 minutes) for papers, please, unless informed otherwise (some jointly presented papers may be longer, but contact the conference organizers about this option). (2) Work on registration details.
Meanwhile, for details on getting to and from Dublin and UCD, see https://earlybooksocietydublin2019.com/2018/11/20/getting-to-ucd