Reading, Writing, and Selling Scholarship - The Elzeviers and their Contemporaries Conference

Friday 2 June 2017, Room 349, Senate House

2017 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Louis Elzevier, bookseller and founder of the publishing house which dominated Dutch printing in the seventeenth century. Elzevier books spread across the known world, through their own vast international trade network and via the many foreign students who read them while studying at Dutch universities. They thus helped shape how the topics represented were understood, learned, taught, read, collected and pirated. The renowned dynasty lives on today through the long collectability of its output and through its namesake, the Elsevier publishing house. This conference explores material evidence of the production and consumption of academic books in the early modern period, based around publications by the Elzeviers and their contemporaries.

For more information on the upcoming conference please visit http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/elzeviers-and-their-contempo...