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 […]

Lost Books cover

Lost Books now available in Open Access

Since its first volume ten years ago, The Library of the Written Word has established itself as a major force in the world of book historical scholarship. Launched by Brill as a vehicle for the best new research in the field, The Library of the Written Word offers a mix of monographs, commissioned thematic collections, […]

USTC at the ABA 2018

USTC at the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association Summer Fair

The USTC Team at the ABA: Arthur der Weduwen, Andrew Pettegree and Jessica Dalton This year the USTC was for the first time represented at the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA) Summer Fair. The three day fair, held for the first time at the Battersea Evolution in London, was attended by 185 rare book dealers from […]

Sole Survivors at Marsh’s Library, Dublin

On Wednesday 16 May, USTC Director Andrew Pettegree and Project Manager Graeme Kempt flew to Dublin to help celebrate the launch of Marsh’s Library’s exhibition of their ‘Sole Survivors’: books from their library of which they hold the only known surviving copy.  ‘Sole Survivors’ displays 32 of the most interesting unique items in collection. This […]

Malcolm Walsby, Rennes exhibit

Rare Book Exhibition in the University of Rennes

On Thursday 5 April Project Director Andrew Pettegree joined over one hundred guests for the launch of the exhibition ‘Rarity and Rare Books’ (‘Rareté et livres rares‘) at the library of the University of Rennes 2. This exhibition is the first by one of our library partners touching explicitly on the themes raised by Preserving […]

The Polish Ambassador at the Printed Book in Central Europe Conference

The St Andrews Book Project in the School of History, along with the Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota, hosted its annual conference this year from 29 June to 1 July. The conference theme was on ‘The Printed Book in Central Europe’. Scholars from across Europe and America spoke on the rise […]