Papers at conferences and seminars

2021

  • Antwerp Seminar of the EMoBookTrade Project, Auditorium of the Museum Plantin-Moretus, Antwerp

    Chair: Prof. Angela Nuovo, PI

    • Dr. Saskia Limbach: Paying for Frankfurt books: Sigmund Feyerabend and the prices of his legal publications
    • Dr. Francesco Ammannati: Currencies, exchange rates and book prices in Europe between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
    • Dr. Goran Proot: Statistical analysis of EMoBookTrade data

2020

  • Seminar in the History of the Book Migration & Survival, Oxford, 14 February 2020
    • Angela Nuovo, Francesco Ammannati, Goran Proot, The price of books in early modern Europe
  • International conference Institutions and Book Market during the Early Modern Period: Between Regulation and Promotion, Seville, 6–7 February 2020
    • Angela Nuovo, Book Privileges in the Early Modern Age: from Trade Protection and Promotion to Content Regulation
    • Renaud Milazzo, Book Prices in the 16th Century. Pricing Practices in Antwerp and Lyon
    • Andrea Ottone, Serving the Church, Feeding the Academia: The Giunti’s Publishing Agenda in the Framework of a Transnational Network

2019

  • International conference Le monde économique et social du livre en Italie et en Europe. Un espace transnational et européen ?, Rome, 28–29 May 2019
    • Renaud Milazzo, Le prix des livres à Lyon et Anvers au XVIe siècle : concurrence ou consensus ?
    • Andrea Ottone, L’analisi dei costi di produzione del Pontificale Romanum di Leonardo Parasole, 1595
    • Launch of the database Early Modern Book Prices:
      • Giliola Barbero, Il database EMoBookPrices come strumento di ricerca
      • Luigi Tessarolo, Aspetti informatici
      • Francesco Ammannati, Aspetti contabili, monetari e metodologici
      • Goran Proot, Research Possibilities of Book Prices
  • Angela Nuovo and Armando Torno discuss Anna Maria Raugei, Gianvincenzo Pinelli e la sua biblioteca (Droz, 2018), Milan, 16 May 2019
  • Goran Proot, Why and How Studying Early Modern Book Prices, Halifax, 7 March 2019
  • International conference Merchants, Artisans and Literati: The Book Market in Renaissance Europe, Los Angeles, 1–2 March 2019
    • Angela Nuovo, It’s madness to waste time in this book business!’: Mapping the Gabianos’ Network (1522)
    • Francesco Ammannati and Goran Proot, Book Prices from the Offi cina Plantiniana in a Comparative Perspective (1586–1631)
    • Flavia Bruni, An Early Modern Business Plan: Facing up the Challenge of Printing in the Sixteenth Century through Mobility, Ephemera and Official Mandates
    • Renaud Milazzo, In the Mind of a Publisher: Determining the Price of Emblem Books in Antwerp throughout the Sixteenth Century
    • Andrea Ottone, A Venetian Bookseller’s Craft : the Stockbook of Bernardino Giunti (First Half of the 17th Century)

2018

  • International conference I privilegi librari in Italia e Francia nella prima età moderna, Udine, 7 February 2018
    • Francesco Ammannati, I privilegi come strumento di politica economica nell’Italia della prima età moderna
    • Andrea Ottone, Il privilegio del Messale riformato. Roma e Venezia fra censura espurgatoria e tensione commerciale
    • Erika Squassina, La pubblicazione online del database dei privilegi librari veneziani (1469–1545): primi risultati

2017

  • Scuola di Dottorato in Istituzioni e Politiche, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), Milan, 11 December 2017. Il mercato dei libri: dinamiche istituzionali e processi decisionali alle origini del successo del testo stampato/The Book Market: Institutional Dynamics and Decision-making Processes Behind the Success of Printed Books
    • Angela Nuovo, Laura Pani and Andrea Bocchi, Il fattore umano nel commercio librario: le lettere a Giovan Bartolomeo Gabiano (Venezia, 1522)
    • Francesco Ammannati, Studiare i prezzi dei libri: un dialogo tra discipline
    • Giliola Barbero, Gli editori in trappola: i libri di Giolito e i loro prezzi nel database EMoBookTrade
    • Andrea Ottone, Prezzi, valute e politica monetaria nella documentazione di una libreria Veneziana di inizio Seicento
    • Goran Proot, Antwerp book prices, 1580–1655: Factors influencing price levels
    • Erika Squassina, Privilegi librari e legislazione in materia di stampa a Venezia (1469–1603)
  • International conference Selling & Collecting. Printed Book Sale Catalogues and Private Libraries in Early Modern Europe, Cagliari, 20–21 September 2017
    • Angela Nuovo, Introduction to the conference
    • Francesco Ammannati, Book prices and monetary issues in Renaissance Europe
    • Giliola Barbero, Ordinary and extraordinary prices in Giolito’s catalogues
    • Flavia Bruni, Peace at the Lily. An evaluation of the De Franceschi press through the stockbook of Bernardo Giunti
    • Goran Proot, Parisian book prices in the 1540s published in bookseller’s catalogues
  • VIII Conference, Associazione Italiana di Storia Urbana La città, il viaggio, il turismo. Percezione, produzione e trasformazione, Naples, 7–9 September 2017
    • Francesco Ammannati, Mercanti spagnoli nella Firenze del ’500. La compagnia Astudillo e la «Natione Spagnuola» fiorentina
  • International Medieval Congress 2017, Leeds, 3–6 July 2017
    • Francesco Ammannati, Labour time and production cycles of wool manufacture in Renaissance Florence
  • International Conference Crossing borders, crossing cultures. Popular print in Europe (1450–1900), Trent, 15–16 June 2017
    • Flavia Bruni, From popular to rare: cheap imprints beyond national collections
    • Goran Proot, How cheap were cheap books in sixteenth-century Antwerp? Questions, methodology and answers
  • Course on digital publishing, Università degli Studi di Milano, 29 May – 1 June 2017
    • Giliola Barbero, Catalogues, standards and the digital library
  • Dottorato di Ricerca in Scienze Documentarie, Linguistiche e Letterarie – Curriculum di Scienze del libro e del documento, Università La Sapienza, Rome, 11 May 2017
    • Angela Nuovo, Il progetto EMoBookTrade: linee di ricerca e organizzazione
    • Francesco Ammannati, Storia economica e storia del libro
    • Giliola Barbero, Costruire un database di prezzi di libri
    • Flavia Bruni, Prime indagini sull’assortimento dei libri nella bottega di Bernardino Giunti (Venezia, 1600–1620 circa)
    • Goran Proot, Plantin and Moretus book pricing policy
  • Economic History Society Annual Conference, London, 31 March – 2 April 2017
    • Francesco Ammannati & Wouter Ryckbosch, The prevalence of the poor in early modern Europe: comparing Italy and the Low Countries
  • Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, 30 March – 1 April 2017
    • Angela Nuovo, Book Prices and the Growth of Cultural Consumption in Early Modern Europe
    • Flavia Bruni, Marginal matters. Evidence of the uses of books in early modern Italian cloisters
  • International Conference in Comparative History of Philology IMPAGINATION – Forms, Media and Circulation of Writing and Publication, Taipei, 20–22 March 2017
    • Goran Proot, Typographical evolution on the page: text and paratext, the case of handpress books published in the Southern Netherlands, 1473–1800
  • ERC Day: Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence in Research, Trieste, 17 March 2017
    • Angela Nuovo, The EMoBookTrade project

2016

  • EMoBookTrade Kick-off Conference, Udine, 30 November 2016
    • Angela Nuovo, “The early modern book trade: an evidence-based reconstruction of the economic and juridical framework of the European book market” ERC project. Sources, methodology and objectives
    • Francesco Ammannati, Book prices and consumption patterns in the Late Renaissance: problems and prospects
    • Giliola Barbero, The circulation of Bernardino Telesio’s works through personal, institutional and commercial networks
    • Flavia Bruni, Bound or loose. Making sense of price annotations on early printed books
    • Goran Proot, An analysis of prices established by Christopher Plantin and Jan Moretus I for their publications in the period 1580–1610
    • Erika Squassina, The privilege system in Venice (1469–1545)
  • SHARP (The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing) Annual Meeting, Paris, 18–21 July 2016
    • Angela Nuovo, Transferring Humanism: The transformation of Italian books by the Gabiano publishers between Venice and Lyon
  • International Conference The Price of Things in Pre Industrial Times. XLVIII Settimana di Studi, Fondazione Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica F. Datini, Prato, 811 May 2016
    • Angela Nuovo, The Price of Books in Italy (XV–XVI centuries)

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