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Print Cultures South Africa

Print Networks in Africa

A One-Day Colloquium

04 Sep 2014

Oxford Brookes University

The colloquium ‘Print Networks in Africa’ aimed to contribute to a more informed understanding of national and transnational book and publishing networks and the nature of colonial and postcolonial print economies from the 19th century to the present day. It was funded by the British Academy as part of the International Partnership and Mobility scheme between Oxford Brookes University and the University of Pretoria.

Topics Addressed:

  • the cultural, political and economic implications of the book trade between Europe and Africa
  • the intra-continental circulation of print, and the development of networks of printing and publishing
  • The institutions and processes of book and journal publication and dissemination
  • The emergence and constitution of reading publics in Africa
  • Interactions between books and other forms of print media (journals, newspapers, pamphlets and ephemera)
  • The impact of digital and internet technologies on textual production and dissemination in the continent.

Speakers included: Archie Dick (Keynote, University of Pretoria) and David Johnson (Keynote, Open University), Nourdin Bejjit (Mohamed V University-Agdal), Ruth Bush (Bristol), Caroline Davis (Oxford Brookes), Sally Hughes (Oxford Brookes), Beth Le Roux (Pretoria), Peter McDonald (Oxford), Jane Potter (Oxford Brookes), David Pratten (Oxford) and Steve Hare (Oxford Brookes).

Details

This event took place on the 4th September in Headington Hill Hall, Oxford Brookes University.  It was organised by Caroline Davis, Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, Oxford Brookes University: cdavis@brookes.ac.uk.