Celebrating 175 years of Macmillan publishing.

An international programme has been revealed for ‘Faithful to our task’, an all-day academic conference on the global history of Macmillan publishing, part of this year’s celebrations for Macmillan’s 175th anniversary.

The conference takes place at the Senate House, University of London on Monday, 22 October 2018. It has been organised by the Bloomsbury CHAPTER (a cooperative venture between the Institute of English Studies at the University of London and the Centre for Publishing at UCL) in partnership with Palgrave Macmillan and Pan Macmillan.

Topics will range widely across Macmillan’s outputs, history, and impact: from archaeology and international publishing to innovation in education and children’s books. International speakers include Thomas Vranken (University of Melbourne), Fei-Hsien Wang (Indiana University) and Stefanie Lethbridge (Albert-Ludwig-Universität Freiburg). At the end of the conference, the annual Stevenson Lecture will be given by the poet Don Paterson (OBE), who will be speaking about Francis Turner Palgrave’s seminal poetry anthology, The Golden Treasury.

Listing details:

 ‘Faithful to our task’ Macmillan Conference

Time and date: Monday 22nd October, 9.30am-17.30pm

Venue: Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Tickets: Full Price £30.00 / Concession £25.00

Tel: 01937 546546

Email: IESEvents@sas.ac.uk

Website: https://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/faithful-to-our-task

Bloomsbury Chapter Stevenson Lecture: Don Paterson OBE, The Golden Treasury

Time and date: Monday 22 October, 18.00–20.00

Venue: Senate House, University of London, Malet St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HU

Tickets: £10 Standard | £5 Concession

Tel: 020 7862 8683

Email: IESEvents@sas.ac.uk

Website: www.ies.sas.ac.uk/stevenson2018

Dr Andrew Nash, Deputy Director of the IES and Reader in Book History and Communications said:
“Macmillan was one of the first truly global publishers, with a wide-ranging list, so there is a wealth of material available which continues to produce a rich vein of scholarship and contribute to our understanding of the book trade since the 19th century. This conference is certainly more international and gives attention to a broader variety of publishing markets and genres than those we have arranged before.