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Toronto Centre for the Book

The Toronto Centre for the Book was established at the University of Toronto in 1994 by Michael and Jane Millgate (Department of English), Patricia Fleming (Faculty of Information), and others in order to bring together faculty, librarians, students, and members of the general public who are interested in the past, present, and future of the book and in all aspects of the creation, diffusion, and reception of the written word. Since then the TCB’s main focus has been running a successful lecture series, but the Centre has also fostered interdisciplinary work in book history throughout the University and the wider Toronto community. In 2009 the TCB became the lecture series of the graduate Book History and Print Culture Program, and is now a leading international forum for the multidisciplinary investigation of manuscript, print, and digital text and cultures. The TCB maintains an autonomous Program Committee within BHPC, which is committed to sustaining this vibrant series for all interested members of both the academic community and the general public.

The lecture series is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors:

Faculty of Information
Department of English
Centre for Innovation Law and Policy at the Faculty of Law
Massey College
Victoria College
Friends of Victoria University Library

Anyone interested in receiving news about TCB events can join our electronic mailing list: please let us know by emailing us at book.history@utoronto.ca.

Upcoming Events

  1. Orientation for incoming students

    Monday, September 25 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  2. The Sixth Annual J. R. de J. Jackson Lecture: Lisa Gitelman (New York University), title to be announced

    Thursday, September 28 @ 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
  3. Jessica Brantley (Yale University), title to be announced

    Thursday, November 2 @ 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
  4. Librorum

    Wednesday, December 6 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  5. Alexandra Gillespie (University of Toronto), “What Was the Cost of Books in Chaucer’s Time?”

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM

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