For this last seminar session of the year, we will be listening to L. Ferlier, B. Miyamoto and J. Hopes present the newly published volume Forms, Formats, and the Circulation of Knowledge, British Printscape’s Innovations, 1688-1832 (Brill 2020). The speakers will chart the British networks in the early modern book trade and explore how print circulated information in a multitude of sizes and media (prospectuses, blank forms, periodicals, pamphlets, globes, games, ephemera etc…), to highlight the disorderly knowledge market and discuss the digital afterlives of early modern prints.
Jeffrey Hopes was Professor of English studies at Université d’Orléans (Loire Valley University) and has published on the literature of the early eighteenth-century. He co-edited Discours critique sur le roman 1650–1850 with O. Smyth, 2010, Théâtre et nation with H. Lecossois, 2011, and is the author of a monograph on Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, 2001.
Bénédicte Miyamoto is Associate Professor at the Institut du Monde Anglophone, Sorbonne-Nouvelle, a 2019 Folger Shakespeare Library short-term fellow and 2020 Smithsonian Dibner Library scholar in residence; her research focuses on artists’ reading practices and how their knowledge circulated in Britain, 1600-1800.
Louisiane Ferlier is Digital Resources Manager at the Centre for the History of Science, the Royal Society. She facilitates research collaborations with the Royal Society collections and manages its digital portfolio. Her own research investigates the material and intellectual circulation of ideas in the 17th and 18th centuries.