APPLICATION | ECR Training Day | Matrices/Printing Surfaces
ECR Training Day: Using Historical Matrices/Printing Surfaces in Research
Deadline: 1 September 2017
1 December 2017, 10am-5pm, followed by wine reception
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Eligibility: PhD students, up to 10 years post-PhD

CONVENOR: Elizabeth Savage (Institute of English Studies), elizabeth.savage@sas.ac.uk
FACILITATORS: Giles Bergel (Oxford), Roger Gaskell (Roger Gaskell Rare Books)

DETAILS
This free, hands-on, object-based training day will introduce 10 ECRs to the research of historical matrices/printing surfaces (e.g. cut woodblocks, etched metal plates, litho stones). The emphasis is pre-1830. By analysing the objects and resulting impressions, participants will learn how to describe them; identify how they were made, used and copied; relate them to printed content; and use them as primary material in their own research. The interdisciplinary remit includes text and image, as well as decorations, initials, medicine, music, mathematical symbols, scientific imagery, and more. This event is the first application of a new research framework, which will later be published open access. Participants will learn new research skills and, through their feedback, help shape the future of research in fields related to print heritage.

ELIGIBILITY
Applications are welcome from ECRs in all disciplines related to printed heritage, including the history of art, books, literature, music, maths and science; archive, library and museum professionals; and print artists and printers. No previous printing experience is expected. The intent of the funding is to cascade benefit to ECRs, defined as academics within 10 years of taking a PhD, so registration is open to all who are PhD candidates or who took a PhD in or after 2007.

FURTHER DETAILS
Registration is free. Lunch and wine reception are provided. Travel expenses can be reimbursed up to £50. This ECR training is supported by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA): 'The Matrix Reloaded', details at http://bit.ly/BARSEAMatrixReloaded.

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