Events

Major Event Portfolios

Printing Colour 1700–1830 (2018)

Fritz Thyssen Conference Award

1. Conference

Printing Colour 1700–1830: Discoveries and Rediscoveries in the Long Eighteenth Century

2. Study day

Eighteenth-Century Colour Print Cultures

Institute of English Studies/British Library/British Museum/Courtauld Institute of Art/Senate House Library/St Bride Library/V&A/Wellcome Library/Collection of Rob Dixon/Collection of Roger Smith


Reconstructing Gutenberg’s Press (2018)

1. IES Annual Lecture in the History of the Book

Reconstructing Gutenberg’s Press, by Martin Andrews/Alan May

2. Public keepsake printing

Alan May’s ‘Dürer Press’
Senate House

3. Masterclass

Structures of the Printing Press

Convenor, with Martin Andrews (Reading), Richard Lawrence (Oxford), and Alan May (Reading)
University of Reading/Oxford University/Senate House


The Matrix Reloaded (2017)

British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award

1. Conference

Blocks Plates Stones: Print Matrices/Printing Surfaces in Research and Collections

Institute of English Studies/Courtauld Institute

2. Workshop

The Matrix Reloaded: Establishing Cataloguing & Research Guidelines for Artefacts of Printing Images

School of Advanced Study

3. Study day

Blocks and plates at the British Museum

British Museum

4. ECR Training Day

Using Historical Matrices & Printing Surfaces in Research

with Giles Bergel and Roger Gaskell
Senate House Library/British Museum


Impressions of Colour / Printing Colour 1400–1700 (2014)

1. Conference

Impressions of Colour: Rediscovering Colour in Early Modern Printmaking, c.1400–1700

Convened with Ad Stijnman
Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), Cambridge University

2. Displays

Cambridge University Library / Fitzwilliam Museum

3. Historic colour printing workshop

Cambridge University Library



Selected Special Events

Convenor, events with Kaoru Akagawa, Master of Japanese calligraphy (2019)

  1. Writing Women: Reviving Kana Shodo (‘Woman-Hand’), a Forgotten Female Script, Senate House
  2. Public demonstration, Senate House

Official Event of Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-2020 & National Writing Day 2019

Convenor, events with David McKitterick (2019)

  1. Annual Lecture in the History of the Book: ‘Books for Breakfast: Mid-Victorian Collecting, Changing Tastes and Different People’, Senate House
  2. Masterclass: Five Centuries of the Nuremberg Chronicle, Senate House Library

Convenor, events with Iris Lauterbach (2019)

  1. UK book launch, Senate House
  2. Masterclass: Restitution and Re-education: Postwar Cultural Policy for/in Germany: Sources and Methodology, Institute of English Studies/Warburg/Institute of Historical Research