Held in conjunction with the Centre for Transnational History as part of their annual lecture series and the Centre for Research into the Dynamics of Civilization. Generously supported by the Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction.
Starts: Apr 28, 2014 5:00:00 PM
Revisiting Ivan Fedorov’s Legacy in Early Modern Europe
Publication date: Feb 12, 2014 11:40:30 AM
May 8, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: May 9, 2014 6:00:00 PM
An event to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Ivan Fedorov’s Acts and Epistles (Apostol) and the 440th anniversary of his Primer (Azbuka).
Fedorov is usually regarded as the father of printing in Russia and
Ukraine. Supported by SSEES, the Centre for Eastern European
Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS), UCL European Institute and UCL
Centre for Early Modern Exchanges, the conference will challenge the
narrow national views of Fedorov's heritage by offering a transnational
approach to the history of early printing.
Three members of the Centre (Isabelle Moreau, Thibaut Maus de Rolley and Alexander Samson) are participating in a project funded by the British Academy, which seeks to examine the transnational exchanges that drove forward the development of new forms of prose fiction. See our blog for posts, book of the month and bibliographies.
The Centre is one of five institutions alongside the Universities of Amsterdam, Basel, Munster and Pamplona participating in a project on the ways that Spain responded to the leyenda negra after 1580. It is funded by Holland's NWO under their Internationalization of the Humanities scheme and will run from January 2013 until the end of 2016. For further details contact Alexander Samson.
UCL Dutch has developed an online resource for the History of the Low Countries: