Book presentation: Transient print

Centre for Printing History & Culture

Online event
Thursday, November 16, 2023
5:00 PM 6:30 PM

Booking is FREE and is now open and tickets are available HERE

This event marks the publication of Transient Print: essays on the history of printed ephemera which looks at the various ways in which its study can contribute to our knowledge of the past

As the celebrated ephemerist Maurice Rickards commented ‘if you take mankind’s five centuries or so of printed record, and divide it down the middle, you find half of it on library shelves and half of it in the waste basket’. Transient Print looks at the way printed ephemera has ‘contributed to significant social, economic and political transformation’ from the fifteenth century to today.


Lisa Peters and Elaine Jackson, Introduction to the Volume

David Osbaldestin, Yesterday’s Tomorrows: a Throwaway History of Ephemera Studies

Anette Hagan, The Chapbooks Collection of Sir Walter Scott

David Atkinson, Bellman’s and Lamplighter’s Sheets

Diana Patterson, Parliamentary Rubbish, 1780–1830

Elaine Jackson, I’d rather be good Bad than bad Good’: Berta Ruck Writing ‘Bad’ Romance for Women’s Magazines