The purpose of this conference is to promote academic and collaborative work on the under-researched area of Welsh book history. A Nation and its Books (1998) began a conversation about issues such as collecting, ownership, reading, buying and selling, literary practices, and the material and environmental aspects of book history. Twenty years later, a few key works, for example Daniel Huws’s Medieval Welsh Manuscripts (2000), have been published, but there have been few opportunities for scholars to gather, discuss, and promote the further study of the field. We hope the conference will begin to achieve this, forming an academic network that will foster further research and collaboration.
There is a conference fee but there are also free evening and afternoon lectures. The full programme is available at https://booksmanuscriptswales.wordpress.com/programme/