Event: Print Culture and Publishing in Africa Colloquium, 13 September 2016, Oxford

Print Culture and Publishing in Africa

13 Sep 2016

Oxford Brookes University

AfrBooksPrint Culture and Publishing in Africa is a one-day colloquium taking place at Oxford Brookes University on Tuesday 13th September 2016 from 9.00am-6.00pm at Headington Hill Hall, Headington Hill Campus Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, OX3 0BT. It examines the publishing, dissemination and reception of the book and journal in Africa from a broad historical perspective.

Registration for the colloquium: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/print-culture-and-publishing-in-africa-one-day-colloquium-registration-26193732158. The colloquium is open to all, and generous funding from the British Academy has enabled us to offer a limited number of free places to attend this event.

Themes that will be investigated include:

  • The role of the publisher in African literature and culture:  how control over the production and circulation of books has shaped literary and cultural development.
  • The formation of reading publics and the impact of reading cultures
  • The booktrade in Africa at pivotal periods in its history, addressing the literary, political, ideological and economic dimensions of this trade
  • Print culture and publishing archives, analysing methodological issues and ways of investigating commercial and colonial archives.

Confirmed speakers are: David Johnson (Open University); Anna-Katherina Krueger (University of Munich); Elizabeth Le Roux (University of Pretoria); Alistair McCleery (Napier University); Peter McDonald (University of Oxford); Ranka Primorac (University of Southampton); Jane Potter (Oxford Brookes University); Janet Remmington (University of York); Corinne Sandwith (University of Pretoria); Brian Willan (Rhodes University) and Caroline Davis (Oxford Brookes University).

This event is part of the British Academy funded project Print Culture and Publishing in South Africa: a research partnership between Oxford Brookes University and the University of Pretoria.

Transport and Parking: Information about public transport and parking options is available on the university website: Unfortunately there is no parking available on Headington Hill campus for visitors. See: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/visit-us/.

Dietary Requirement: Lunch and refreshments are included for all delegates. Please contact Caroline Davis if you have special dietary requirements.

Other Queries: Please contact Caroline Davis cdavis@brookes.ac.uk with any queries about the event. If there are no places available, please email Caroline Davis to be added to the reserve list. She will contact you if a place becomes available.



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