Monday, November 4, 2013

Tudor Books and Readers: 1485-1603

Scenes from the Plantin-Moretus Printing Museum in Antwerp, Belgium. One of the stops on the NEH-sponsored Tudor Books and Readers seminar.

Got some free time next summer? Check out the 2014 NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers "Tudor Books and Readers: 1485-1603" web page, which has been published at

If you find books and book history during the time of the great overlap between manuscript and early print cultures to be of interest, please consider applying for the 2014 group. Details on the program, application process, and a brief testimonial from yours truly (matt heintzelman) can be found at the website given above.

Here are a couple sights from inside the printing museum:

The Plantin-Moretus Printing Museum documents the early history of the hand-press period--from the late 16th to the late 18th centuries. Great for medievalists and early modernists both!

The Foundry, where letters were made for the presses.

Symbol of the Plantin-Moretus Printing House.

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