We are very
to publicise BBTI to appropriate groups through meetings, talks
and demonstrations. If you would like us to contribute to an event
you are organising, please contact John
Hinks or Maureen Bell.
We also have BBTI bookmarks available (without charge!) for
conferences, meetings etc. A
selection of publicity and dissemination activities is listed
below. (MB = Maureen Bell; JH = John Hinks)
11 January: Printing History Society conference
(University of Reading)
Project mentioned by JH in his paper on 'Local and Regional Studies
of Printing History:
Context and Content'. (Published
in Journal of the Printing Historical Society, new
number 5, 2003, pp. 3-15.)
British Book Trade Conference (University of Exeter)
MB & JH introduced project and agreed to involve colleagues
as a test group.
BBTI Project Management Group
General update, including search page address, e-mailed to PMG
British Book Trade History Conference Group
Brief update, including search page address, e-mailed to BBTHC
group and feedback received.
The Future History of the Book Conference (The Hague)
MB described BBTI briefly and circulated flyers.
The Library, 7th series, vol. 3, no. 4 (Dec 2002),
'The British Book Trade Index' information published.
5 & 6 April: West Midlands Manuscripts Conference
(University of Birmingham)
Paper by MB and JH: 'Early book trades in the Midlands: using the British Book
Trade Index' and MB contributed to a panel on ‘Major Collaborative Projects’
Manchester Bibliographical Society
Paper by MB and JH, with on-line demonstration of
Association Newsletter [e-mailed to HA members]
Article by JH on BBTI project and history of the book at the
University of Birmingham
Printing History News (No.2 September 2003)
'The people who made our books' by JH
issue of Quadrat
reporting on the progress of the BBTI project
November: University of Reading
Book-trade History and BBTI, seminar presentation by JH for
the Centre for Writing, Publishing and Printing History.
Computers in Genealogy, vol. 8, no. 4 (Dec 2003), pp.
Article by JH on BBTI.
February: Aberystwyth Bibliographical Society
Presentation and demonstration of BBTI by MB.
Rose Book History Seminar (University of York)
JH presented a paper: 'The Book Trade in its Urban Context between
1700 and 1850: evidence from the British Book Trade Index'.
July: SHARP conference (Lyon, France)
MB presented a paper: 'Book-trade activity in
English towns, 1700-1850: comparative evidence from the British
Book Trade Index,' as part of a panel session with colleagues from
Canada and New Zealand: 'Electronic resources for book-trade
history: three current database projects and examples of their
July: British Book Trade History conference (University
JH gave a
brief progress report on the BBTI project.
September: 'Long Restoration' conference (Loughborough
Betty Hagglund gave a paper on BBTI as resource for historical
History Group Conference: Landscape, Environment and Human
Agency in the City since 1700, University of Leicester, 7-8
Paper presented by JH on 'The Printing Press and the Urban
Landscape in the Early Eighteenth Century' (based in part on the
BBTI study of 'Provincial Printing after 1695').
History of the Book in Britain (vol 5) and Publishing
Two complementary essays on the BBTI Urban
Research, co-written by MB and JH.