Training: Short Courses, Workshops & Masterclasses

See also Teaching: MA and BA modules

Non-Credit Modules (1 week)

London Rare Books School

Note: London Rare Books School modules may be taken for credit as an module on the MA in History of the Book, Institute of English Studies

  • Intro to Incunabula, with Laura Nuvoloni (2020/21)
  • Gutenberg’s Bible: Back to the Evidence, with Eric White (Princeton) (2020/21)
  • Colour Printing Techniques to 1800 (2016/17; 2017/18; 2019/20)
  • Incunabula (2018/19)
  • Towards a History of Relief and Intaglio Print Matrices/Printing Surfaces, with Giles Bergel (2017/18; 2018/19)

Bodleian Library Summer School, Oxford University

Techniques of Book Illustration, Gutenberg to Lithography (2015/16)

Lifelong Learning, Cambridge University

  • The Art of Tudor England (2016/17–2018/19)
  • Art of the Renaissance and Reformation (2013/14–2015/16)
  • History of Art in Cambridge Collections (2012/13)

Short Courses (1–5 days)

Glasgow University Library

Colour Printing by Example: Scottish Graduate School for the Arts & Humanities training day

Institute of English Studies/Oxford University/University of Reading

Structures of the Printing Press: A Three-Part Masterclass, with Martin Andrews (Reading), Richard Lawrence (Oxford), and Alan May (Reading)

Institute of English Studies/Senate House Library

ECR Training Day: Using Historical Matrices & Printing Surfaces in Research, with Giles Bergel (Oxford) and Roger Gaskell


Special Events & Workshops (>1 day)

Institute of English Studies/Senate House Library

  • The Matrix Reloaded: Establishing Cataloguing & Research Guidelines for Artefacts of Printing Images
  • Convenor, ‘Five Centuries of the Nuremberg Chronicle’, masterclass with David McKitterick
  • Convenor, ‘Writing Women: Reviving Kana Shodo (‘Woman-Hand’), a Forgotten Female Script’, by Kaoru Akagawa, Master of Japanese calligraphy 

Institute of English Studies/Warburg Institute/Institute of Historical Research

Convenor, ‘Restitution and Re-education: Postwar Cultural Policy for/in Germany: Sources and Methodology’, masterclass with Iris Lauterbach

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

Convenor, Study day: Eighteenth-Century Colour Print Cultures

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Storylines: Printing Tristram Shandy, co-convened with Helen Williams (Northumbria), with Peter Lawrence, Louise Brockman, and Richard Lawrence