Archive News

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce its plans to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Over the weekend of 23 - 24 April 2016, specially created short films of each of Shakespeare's plays will be shown on screens along the banks of the Thames.

In this very Shakespeare-focused year, Liber B, one of the Stationers' registers used to record copyright and specifically the one holding the registrations of Shakespeare's plays  has travelled to Washington, USA on  loan  to an exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The Exhibition will open on 19 January.  the Master will be there as will, we hope at least one Liveryman resident in the US.  Click here to read the full press release.  The image shows the registration of Venus and Adonis.


The 2015 Panizzi lectures will be given by David McKitterick on “The Invention of Rare Books”. Professor McKitterick is the outgoing Fellow Librarian of Trinity College Cambridge and Honorary Professor of Historical Bibliography at the same University.

Members will be pleased to have the chance to read Kenneth Fincham's presentation to the very successful Archive Evening on 18 May entitled The English Bible c1539 - 1611: Politics and Theology.  It  can be accessed by clicking here.  Kenneth Fincham (picture by Sophia Panteli) is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Kent and specialises in Politics Religion and Culture of 16th  and 17th century Europe.  

On Monday 16 March the Master, Upper Warden and friends of the Stationers’ Company Archive gathered for a series of briefings on various projects which the Library and Archive Committee is

The London Book Trades Database originated in a simple database compiled by liveryman Michael Turner on members of the Stationers’ Company active during the first decades of the nineteenth century.

Liveryman David Pearson writes that there is a longstanding informal association between the Company and the Bibliographical Society, the country’s leading learned society for encouraging study and publication around the history of the book.

Liverymen with an interest in the history of London should be aware of two eminent societies devoted to the subject, and to the publishing of source material to aid in its study.

2013 marks the 400th anniversary of the building of the walls and the incorporation of London~Derry, as part of the Plantation of Ulster, an event with which the City of London, and the livery companies in particular, has a close association.

It is perhaps not well-known that the Institute of Historical Research runs a huge range of seminars, talks and lectures, and that these are usually free and open to all, not just to students.

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