Professor Leslie Howsam

On Thursday, 19 July, IASH will host a research seminar with Professor Leslie Howsam entitled “Thinking Through Book History and History Books.” The seminar will run from 3:00 to 4:30 in the Seminar Room, Level 6, Forgan Smith tower. We will be discussing two of Leslie’s recent articles: “Thinking Through the History of the Book,” Mémoir du Livre/Studies in Book Culture, 7:2 (2016); and “What the Victorian Empire Learned: A Perspective on History, Reading and Print in Nineteenth-Century Textbooks,” Journal of Victorian Culture (Forthcoming).

Professor Leslie Howsam is Distinguished University Professor Emerita at the University of Windsor, Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Digital Humanities, Ryerson University, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is an eminent book historian whose recent work has dealt with the publishing of history in the nineteenth century. She is the author of Past into Print: The Publishing of History in Britain, 1850–1950 (2009); Old Books and New Histories: An Orientation to Studies in Print and Book Culture(2006); Kegan Paul – A Victorian Imprint: Publishers, Books and Cultural History (1998); and Cheap Bibles: Nineteenth-Century Publishing and the British and Foreign Bible Studies (2002). She is also the editor of the Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book (2015) and coeditor (with James Raven) of Books between Europe and the Americas: Connections and Communities, 1620–1860 (2011). She was also President of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing from 2009 until 2013.

This event is by invitation only. However, if you would like to attend, please email




Level 6, Forgan Smith Tower, St Lucia
Room 607