The Symposium will include a hands-on workshop to allow participants to experience historical processes which were part of handpress-period bookmaking.  This workshop will be held from 1:45 – 3 p.m. in the third-floor workroom of Cushing Library, and will involve abbreviated versions of projects from the Book History Workshop, a full-week intensive in the history of books and printing.  Those who wish to participate will be able to set and correct type, print sheets on a historically-accurate English common press, and participate in a demonstration of typecasting.  Anyone who would like to take part in the workshop should indicate their interest on the Registration form.

Kevin correcting press bed

Todd common press

casting action


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