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The History of the Printed Image Network Launch (Virtual Event)

The History of the Printed Image Network (HoPIN) is a new initiative from the Centre for Printing History and Culture. It is aimed at anyone interested in the history of printed images, including, but not limited to, artistic prints, book illustration, chapbooks, ballad-sheets, maps, photographs, transfer-prints, etc.

Online events will be arranged from time to time and other means of communicating informally within the network are being explored. There is no charge for membership or for online events. The network, which is part of the Centre for Printing History and Culture – a joint venture of Birmingham City University and the University of Birmingham – is open to anyone interested in printed images: academics, curators, printmakers and other practitioners, in fact anyone with an interest in the field.

The only limitation is that HoPIN focuses on the history of the printed image rather than current practice, except of course where practice is informed by historical awareness.

A launch event is scheduled Monday, November 30, 2020. The event is free, but booking is essential. Full details and a link to the booking form will be available in due course. The program includes the following presentations:

John Hinks: Brief introduction: the aims of HoPIN

Rose Roberto: In search of Walter Crane’s earliest published illustrations

Sibylle Erle: Images in Illuminated Printing: William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Amy Webster: ‘I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then’: exploring the repackaging of classic children’s books in modern series

John Grayson: The transferred image: from eighteenth-century enamel to contemporary craft

Brian Maidment: New books on old prints

Laura Onions: The Dudley writing cards (1928): printing into painting into writing.

About the Speakers
-John Hinks: Co-ordinator of HoPIN, Honorary Research Fellow in Printing History and Culture at Birmingham City University
-Rose Roberto: librarian and scholar of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century visual culture, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln
-Sibylle Erle: Reader in English Literature, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln
-Amy Webster: Senior Lecturer in Education Studies, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln
-John Grayson: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Birmingham City University, and freelance contemporary crafts maker
-Brian Maidment: Emeritus Professor of the History of Print, Liverpool John Moores University
-Laura Onions: printmaker, and lecturer in fine art at the University of Wolverhampton

To join HoPIN, email the network coordinator: Please visit the 'External Link' below for more information.

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