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USTC

The USTC is a collective database of all books published in Europe between the invention of printing and the end of the sixteenth century

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USTC

The USTC is a collective database of all books published in Europe between the invention of printing and the end of the sixteenth century

SEARCH THE USTC

USTC

The USTC is a collective database of all books published in Europe between the invention of printing and the end of the sixteenth century

SEARCH THE USTC

ABOUT

RESEARCH

In our first years, and particularly in the smaller libraries, we spent much of our time creating inventories from hand-written or card catalogues. This data was collated...

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

With the completion in 2007 of work on French language books, the project turned its attention to other areas of Europe for which there were no comprehensive surveys of early print: notably the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) and the Low Countries...

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FUTURE

In September 2011 the project group received the welcome news that the AHRC would continue to support the work of the project for four more years. This will enable us to extend the range of the database into the seventeenth century...

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NEWS

BOOK HISTORY SESSIONS AT 2015 RSA CONFERENCE

Next year the RSA meets at the Humboldt University in Berlin, 26-28 March 2015. The RSA is one of the largest gatherings of scholars in our period on the conference calendar, and it has a strong books historical strand. USTC director Andrew Pettegree is currently the discipline representative for Books and Manuscripts, and five sessions submitted by the discipline group are automatically accepted for the programme. Andrew Pettegree now invites the submission of sessions for consideration...

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NEW ITALIAN IMPRINTS DISCOVERED IN FRENCH LIBRARIES

A key goal of the USTC is to provide comprehensive coverage of surviving copies, wherever they are to be found in the world’s libraries. To this end this phase of the project is concentrating increasingly on books now in libraries outside their countries of origin. These have very often been neglected in national bibliographical surveys, but they will be a key source of new information, as well as providing important...

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THE INVENTION OF NEWS BY ANDREW PETTEGREE

Project Director Andrew Pettegree has published a new history of news: The Invention of News. How the world came to know about itself. Covering the five centuries before the breakthrough of a daily press in the early nineteenth century, it charts the development of a commercial culture of news after the invention of printing. This was an era when the new printed media of pamphlets, illustrated broadsheets and news serials jostled with tradition...

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