All sessions are in UCLA’s Royce Hall, room 314, the Humanities Conference Room.
Advance regstration is requested. No fee. Limited seating.

Schedule | Registration | Location

Friday, March 1, 2019
  • 8:30 AM
    Coffee, pastries, fruit
  • 9:00
    Welcoming Remarks

    Massimo Ciavolella, CMRS Director (UCLA)
    Valeria Rumori, Director, Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles
    Angela Nuovo, Conference Organizer (University of Milan)

  • 9:15
    Keynote Lecture

    Ann Blair (Harvard University)
    “The Role of Paratexts in Selling Books”

  • 10:30
    SESSION I — Moderator: Massimo Ciavolella (UCLA)

    Angela Nuovo (University of Milan, EMoBookTrade Project)
    “‘It’s madness to waste time in this book business!’: Mapping the Gabianos’ Network (1522)”

    Kevin Stevens (University of Nevada, Reno)
    “Purchasing Books from Cologne (and the Frankfurt Fairs): A Contract between the Antoni Book Firm from Milan and the Birckmann Publishers in Cologne (1573)”

  • 12:00
    Lunch Break
  • 2:00
    SESSION II — Moderator: Matthew Fisher (UCLA)

    Flavia Bruni (Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of Italian Libraries and Bibliographic Information, Rome)
    “An Early Modern Business Plan: Facing up the Challenge of Printing in the Sixteenth Century Through Mobility, Ephemera and Official Mandates”

    Caroline Duroselle-Melish (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    “On the Margins of the Book Trade: How to Sell a Book of Secrets in Renaissance Bologna”

    Andrea Ottone (University of Udine, EMoBookTrade Project)
    “A Venetian Bookseller’s Craft: the Stockbook of Bernardino Giunti (1600-c. 1618)”

Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • 9:30 AM
    Coffee, pastries, fruit
  • 10:00
    SESSION III — Moderator: Ann Blair (Harvard University)

    Bronwen Wilson (UCLA)
    “What’s in a Name?: Giacomo Franco and the Business of Illustrated Printed Books in Venice, c. 1600”

    Stefania Tutino (UCLA)
    “Saints, Authors, and Printers: Theology, Spirituality, and Propaganda in Early Modern Catholicism”

    Katherine Rose McKenna (Vanderbilt University)
    “More Epic than Actium: Venetian Myth, Spectacular Print, and Female Authorship in the Age of Lepanto”

  • 12:30
    Lunch Break
  • 2:00
    SESSION IV — Moderator: Angela Nuovo (University of Milan)

    Goran Proot and Francesco Ammannati (University of Udine, EMoBookTrade Project)
    “Book Prices from the Officina Plantiniana in a Comparative Perspective (1586–1641)”

    Renaud Milazzo (University of Udine, EMoBookTrade Project)
    “In the Mind of a Publisher: Determining the Price of Emblem Books in Antwerp Throughout the Sixteenth Century”

    Stijn van Rossem (John Carter Brown Library)
    “Why Books Lie. The Editorial Strategies of Early Modern Printers: The Case of the Verdussen Family (1590-1690)”

  • 4:30
    Closing Remarks

    Angela Nuovo, Conference Organizer (University of Milan)