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Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures

“Words fly, writing stays’

How is experience, memory, knowledge communicated through written records? How does format affect content? What do familiar words such as ‘writing’, ‘reading’, ‘publishing’, ‘library’ mean in the digital age? 

 Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures researches address these questions in the home of a world-class library. Studying the cultures of reading and writing, Trinity research interrogates books as texts, as objects, as heritage and as consumables; examines practices of authoring, interpreting, publishing, collecting, buying and selling books; explores the relationship between the physical and the virtual in the 21st century; develops and shares expertise in textual research methods, in conservation and scientific analysis, in approaches to book history, to media studies, and to digital humanities.

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The Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures theme is a priority research theme of the Trinity Long Room Hub – Trinity’s Arts & Humanities Research Institute

For queries or further information on the Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures Theme Events research theme at Trinity College Dublin, please email the theme conveners:

Anna Chahoud, Professor of Latin, Department of Classics, School of Histories and Humanities,

Joseph Clarke, Assistant Professor in European History, Department of History, School of Histories and Humanities,


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