The Stationers' Company
The City of London Livery Company for the Communications and Content Industries


22 MARCH 2021


We're delighted to anounce a forthcoming series of online discussions, organised by the University of Newcastle's Medieval & Early Modern Studies Research Group in conjunction with the Stationers' Company Archive.

With libraries and archives closed, and teaching having to adapt to online platforms, this last year has been difficult for our research community. We decided to propose a few round-table events as a low-pressure format which would allow researchers and academics, at every stage of their career, to present on current work, to return to work which has been stalled or dormant during the pandemic, or to sketch the parameters of proposed new work to an audience of peers. We initially planned to host two 90 minute sessions, each of four papers. In fact, the response was overwhelming, and we're planning to schedule a further two sessions in June and July. Details of the first two sessions are:

Roundtable One

April 16th,   10.30-12pm (GMT)

  • Jason McElligott (Marsh’s Library, Dublin) - ‘Book and Manuscript Theft from Private and Public Libraries’
  • Romola Nuttall (KCL) - ‘“Handfuls of tragicall speeches”: James Roberts, Nicholas Ling, and their Hamlet Quartos’
  • Stephen Rose (Royal Holloway) - ‘The Production and Sales of Nicola Cosimi’s Sonata da camera (1702)’
  • Jennifer Young (Greenwich) - “Early Modern Stationers as Writers”

Roundtable Two

May 7th, 3.00-4.30pm (GMT)

  • Joe Black (Massachusetts Amherst) - 'New Author-Corrected Copy: Thomas Nashe's Almond for a Parrat (1590)'
  • Beatrice Fuga (Sorbonne Nouvelle) - ‘Ut pictura, translation: The Cultural Significance of the Printed Image in Renaissance Italian Books in Translation’
  • Alex Plane (Newcastle) - ‘Reconstructing the Library of King James VI and I’
  • Beatrice Rouchon (Sorbonne), ‘“Two hedds are better than one": John Heywood and Print Collaboration’

You can download abstracts of all papers  here.

The roundtables are free to attend. If you are interested in attending, or have any other queries regarding these and future panels, please contact Looking forward to hearing more about the exciting new research emerging in this very lively field!