USTC Adds Full Coverage of Finnish Printing, 1642-1650

By Arthur der Weduwen | Over the past year, the USTC team has made it a priority to expand its coverage of national print cultures that have thus far been underrepresented in our database. When printing emerged in the fifteenth century it spread quickly throughout Western and Southern Europe, but failed to settle in broad […]

USTC Adds Full Coverage of Estonian Printing, 1525-1650

By Arthur der Weduwen | Over the past year, the USTC team has made it a priority to expand its coverage of national print cultures that have thus far been underrepresented in our database. When printing emerged in the fifteenth century it spread quickly throughout Western and Southern Europe, but failed to settle in broad […]

USTC Adds Full Coverage of Latvian Printing, 1525-1650

By Arthur der Weduwen | Over the past year, the USTC team has made it a priority to expand its coverage of national print cultures that have thus far been underrepresented in our database. When printing emerged in the fifteenth century it spread quickly throughout Western and Southern Europe, but failed to settle in broad […]

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USTC Hosts Twelfth Annual Book History Conference

By Arthur der Weduwen | Between Thursday 20 and Saturday 22 June, the USTC team hosted the twelfth annual St Andrews book history conference. Fifty-four scholars and students joined us for twenty-four papers on the subject of Crisis or Enlightenment? Developments in the Book Trade, 1650-1750. The conference attracted visitors from sixteen countries, from Colombia […]

Milestone study of Book Culture Now Published

Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen, The Bookshop of the World. Making and Trading Books in the Dutch Golden Age is published by Yale University Press on 26 February 2019. The Bookshop of the World is now published. This ground-breaking new study is the result of work in over thirty libraries and archives, in ten […]

Stand at the York Book Fair

The USTC at the York Book Fair

By Jessica Dalton | In September, the Universal Short Title Catalogue (USTC) exhibited for the first time at the Provincial Book Fairs Association York Fair: the largest antiquarian book fair in the UK.  Over the course of two days, book dealers, collectors and librarians from all over the country visited the bustling event at the York Racecourse, where more […]

Helen Smith at Women and Print

Conference Review: Women in Print

By Jessica Farrell-Jobst | The University of Birmingham recently held a conference on Women in Print, hosted by the Centre for Printing History and Culture on 13-14 September. The conference focused on research about female participants in producing, sponsoring and designing print culture. Seeking to inspire conversation about the role of women in print history, this […]

Group photo, summer 2018

Summer programme now open for applications

The St Andrews Book History Group welcomes applications for our summer programme. Successful applicants will spend six weeks, Monday 10 June – Friday 19 July 2019, in St Andrews as members of the group.  During this time they will be given a comprehensive introduction to the Universal Short Title Catalogue (USTC), its data gathering and […]

USTC Conference Crowd

Print and Power: USTC 2018 Conference Roundup

By Nina Lamal | Between June 21 and 23, the Universal Short Title Catalogue team hosted its annual book conference.  This year’s conference theme was Print and Power, organised by Jamie Cumby (University of St Andrews), Nina Lamal (University of Antwerp) and Helmer Helmers (University of Amsterdam) and generously supported by the History Department of the University of Antwerp. Within […]

Group photo, summer 2018

USTC Summer Programme 2018

On Friday 20 July, the Universal Short Title Catalogue (USTC) team marked the end of our 2018 summer programme. This annual programme, lasting six weeks, brought seven volunteers to the University of St Andrews to experience the day-to-day activities of the USTC. This year our volunteers came from a variety of institutions with strong traditions […]