This one-day workshop aims to explore collaborative book production from the Middle Ages to the present day. It is the aim of the workshop to shed light on the practicalities, purposes and thought processes behind collaborative working methods. We invite speakers to consider bibliographical, palaeographical, codicological, art historical and historical approaches to the topic.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
• Collaboration between authors and book producers (scribes, publishers, book sellers, stationers, printers)
• Collaboration between book producers (scribes, illuminators, publishers, illustrators and printers)
• Collaboration between print industry and other media (digital texts, film, audio)
• How was collaboration planned and carried out?
• Later interventions by consumers and readers of the book (for example marginalia), leading to “collaboration” over time
• Case studies of “faulty” books which are the results of conflict in collaboration