The Early Book Society grew out of sessions planned for the International Congress on Medieval Studies (Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo) by Sarah Horrall and Martha Driver. Founded as an independent entity in 1987, the society was formed to bring together all those who are interested in any aspect of the study of manuscripts and early printed books. EBS now has 425 members in the US, Canada, Japan, Great Britain, and the Continent. Membership brings announcements of EBS activities, including the biennial conference, as well as the membership list and JEBS, both published annually, along with pre-publication discounts on books of interest to members, and access to the EBS chatline.
The Archives and Special Collections – Bangor University
The Archives and Special Collections forms part of the Library and Archives Service at Bangor University.
We are responsible for the collection and long-term preservation of manuscripts, archival collections and a diverse range of rare books and printed material.
Our aim is to ensure that our resources are accessible to all researchers, free of charge. We actively promote these collections as valuable research and learning tools and engage the wider community in our activities as well as the staff and students within the University.
Our collections are open to the public and can be consulted at the Archives and Special Collections which is located in the Main Arts building at Bangor University. The repository comprises of a search room for quiet study and an education room for group visits.
The Archives and Special Collections are an Accredited Archive Service.
This newly founded centre highlights the wealth of expertise and long-standing tradition in researching and teaching the Arthurian legend at Bangor since the inception of the university in 1884. The Centre brings together Bangor's Arthurian collection as well as the former Flintshire Harries Arthurian collection, which arrived at Bangor in 2014/2015. It is a hub for exchange and collaboration across several departments in the university, and with external partners.
The Stephen Colclough Centre for the History and Culture of the Book is an interdisciplinary centre for the advanced study of the past, present and future of the book as material artefact, and of the cultures that surround it. Working in collaboration with colleagues at Bangor and beyond, the Centre’s purpose is twofold: to enhance and broaden our understanding of the book’s place within cultural, social and economic practices, and to develop our understanding of the material book as cultural commodity, conveyer of knowledge, and object of desire.