Monday, 22 October 2018, 9.30am – 5.30pm, Senate House, University of London


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This one-day conference will present papers related to Macmillan Publishing, to celebrate their 175th anniversary year. Today’s global company, owned by the German Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, was started in 1843 with the opening of a small bookshop in London by brothers Daniel and Alexander Macmillan.  Now, via a merger with Springer Science and Business Media and the Nature Group (Springer Nature), it is the largest academic publishing company in the world, while continuing to produce fiction and non-fiction titles under imprints such as Pan Books and Picador (via the Macmillan Publishing umbrella).

This conference is organised by the Bloomsbury CHAPTER (a cooperative venture between the Institute of English Studies at the University of London and the Centre for Publishing at UCL) in partnership with Palgrave Macmillan and Pan Macmillan. Topics will range widely across Macmillan’s outputs, history, and impact, and speakers come from national and international contexts.

At the end of the conference there will also be the annual Stevenson Lecture, given this year by the poet Don Paterson (OBE), who will be speaking about The Golden Treasury. Tickets, for the lecture only, are available here.

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