Stephen Colclough Centre for the History and Culture of the Book
The Centre facilitates research activity and outputs, increases postgraduate provision, and improves the visibility of the Library's collections. It conducts activities that result in published work on the history, culture, and future of the book, and of reading. Building on existing partnerships with colleagues outside of Bangor (including Sheffield Hallam University, Ghent University, the National Library of Wales, and University College London), the Centre promotes collaboration with external partners by hosting seminars and conferences, as well as the annual Stephen Colclough Lecture. The Centre encourages postgraduate study in the history and culture of the book, reading practices, and publishing, through MA fee remissions and bursaries for PhD students working on the Library's collections.
As well as looking to the history of the book, the Centre provides a platform for study of the evolving book. Further outreach work will involve a series of Economic and Social Research Council / Impact Acceleration Accounts - funded workshops for digital writers and publishers as well as a variety of Arts and Humanities Research Council - funded digital fiction awareness-raising events at public libraries in Wales and England. The Arts and Humanities Research Council will also fund a Welsh-medium digital fiction writing competition, to be hosted by Pontio. Research outputs will be disseminated through regular seminars, conferences, and peer-reviewed publications.
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