Publishing

Four misconceptions about art education?

Are you interested in exploring art with your children? Are you put off because art is solely in the domain of the ‘highly talented’. The resource below will help you overcome such reserve. Indian author and educator Nisha Nair has produced a lively and thoughtful...

Adopt a Book for Christmas

The British Library have just published their Adopt a Book list for the coming Christmas holiday. This is a great way to support the British Library conservation team, and with a… …donation of £40 you can choose from a selection of your favourite titles, such...

Disturbing the Beast – revisited

Update: 30th September 2018… Congratulations to the Boudicca Press team for hitting their Kickstarter target with a whole week to go! Brilliant. We recently featured the work of Boudicca Press, in promoting new writing for women and in their current process of coagulating new pieces...

Bologna, books and biglietti

            “We hopped on the bus near the Ospedale Maggiore di Bologna, having purchased our biglietti for Euro 1.50, and found we could ride the autobus, through the medieval cobbled streets of the city, in any direction for ninety minutes”....

Distances travelled and a New Year

We are always excited about books and book production in the conversationsEast office. In 2016 we seemed to have a very ‘bookish’ year all in all. We enjoyed a visit to Seven Stories in Newcastle to look at the development of an author and the...

British Art at Yale – a discovery…

Following on from our recent article on book binding in Barcelona, we seem unable to escape our thematic journey on-line towards the bound artefact. As booksellers and literacy project specialists we are especially interested in the concept of the book as a seasonal highlight, as...

Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica – a reissue

Article update: 12.11.2016 1,076 backers pledged 56,504 euros to help bring this project to life, exceeding the original campaign target  of 35,000 euros. Brilliant. This must be the Enlightenment project of the year. On the eve of 2017, the 330th anniversary of the publication of...

The rise of children’s literature in the 18th century.

  Embed from Getty Images Featured article – from the archives… We round out our short theme on children’s literacy and literature, with a focus from the North of England, with a short consideration. Where did children’s book publishing come from? Matthew Grenby, Professor of...

Michael Morpurgo at Seven Stories

Continuing our theme of ‘Northern Energy’, we were in Newcastle upon Tyne this week and, on Friday afternoon, took time to visit Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books. They have an important exhibition and research project into the donated archive of the writer...

The Programming Historian

View image | gettyimages.com Developing our on-line toolkit… Here at conversationsEAST we are humanists, who work in web publishing with tools and techniques, more often than not devised by others, to create workflows that allow us to share a range of knowledge and experiences with...