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Finding the Women in Library and Information History : LIHG Annual Conference
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Finding the Women in Library and Information History : LIHG Annual Conference

When: Saturday 22nd June 2019
10.00 am
Where: Christie Room. John Rylands Library
50 Deansgate
Manchester M3 3EH
United Kingdom
Presenter: Library and Information History Group
Contact: Jill Dye

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Join the Library and Information History Group for their 2019 conference 'Finding the women in library and information history' on Saturday 22 June 2019 at The John Rylands Library, Manchester.

To facilitate travel, the conference will begin at 10:10am (with registration from 9:45am) and close by 16:20pm.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided, so please let us know any dietary requirements at registration.


Please note that VAT will be added to ticket prices offered at registration. Prices including VAT will be £40 for members, £50 for non-members and £30 for students.


Elizabeth Gow (Keynote) on Enriqueta Rylands, founder of the John Rylands Library (Title TBC)

Amy Bowles, Women and library ownership in early modern England.

Klára Lázok, The Evolution of an 18th Century Transsylvanian Noble Woman from Collector to Connoisseur. The Development of the Library of Zsuzsanna Bethlen of Iktár (1770-1797).

Michelle Crowther, 'Each doing a little much would be accomplished' Elizabeth Fry and her benefactors: crowd-funding libraries nineteenth-century-style.

Jill Whitelock, ‘Access to any books that she may need’: the admission of women to Cambridge University Library, 1869–1923.

Karen Attar, An Unsung Heroine: Miss Muriel Sinton Quinn.

Sian Prosser, The women who managed the 'expanding universe' of the library of the Royal Astronomical Society from the 1920s to the 1950s.

Tanya Kirk, 'The Loveliest Librarian'? Librarianship as women's vocation in career romances of the 1940s-1960s.

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