UPDATE: Collectors and Collecting: Private Collections and their Role in Libraries (UK) (1/31/07; 7/19/07-7/20/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Helen Scott
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The deadline for paper proposals for the following conference has been
extended to 31 January 2007.


*Collectors and Collecting: Private Collections and their Role in


Proposals are invited for papers for a conference to be held at Chawton
House Library on 19 and 20 July 2007. The event is jointly organised by
Chawton House Library, the University of Southampton English Department,
and Goucher College, Baltimore.


There are many examples of collections put together by individuals that
are now valuable assets of the libraries to which they have been donated
and to the wider cultural heritage. Such collections include the Henry
and Alberta Hirshheimer Burke collection of rare editions of Jane
Austen's novels and related materials at Goucher College, and the John
Charles Hardy collection of eighteenth-century novels, a substantial
part of which now forms a part of Chawton House Library.


This conference will focus on individual collectors of books and
manuscripts and their collections. Possible topics include, but are not
limited to:


* the role of such collections within the context of the libraries where
they may now be accommodated

* the way in which libraries manage an individual's collection

* the act and process of private collecting

* the motivation of the individual collector

* the book or manuscript as artifact in the context of private


Plenary speakers are Reg Carr (Director of University Library Services
and Bodley's Librarian at the University of Oxford), Robert H. Jackson
(Collector, author, and lecturer on literature, rare books, and
collecting; founding member of the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic
Societies), James Raven (Professor of Modern History, University of
Essex) and Bruce Whiteman (Head Librarian, William Andrews Clark
Memorial Library, Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies, University
of California - Los Angeles).


Proposals of no more than 500 words for individual papers of twenty
minutes, or for entire panels of three/four papers should be sent to the
conference organizers Gillian Dow, Gail McCormick and Helen Scott at the
following email addresses: gail.mccormick_at_goucher.edu and
helen.scott_at_chawton.net or by post to Chawton House Library, Chawton,
Hampshire, UK GU34 1SJ.

Chawton House Library

The Centre for the Study of Early English Women's Writing:1600-1830

Chawton House, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1SJ
Telephone: 01420 541010 (international +44 1420 541010)
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