The Broadside Day is the annual one-day conference for people interested in Street Literature in all its fascinating aspects - broadsides, chapbooks, woodcuts, last dying speeches, wonder-tales, almanacs, fortune-tellers, and all kinds of cheap printed material.
The Day consists of short papers, presentations, displays, discussions, and is suitable for beginners and experts alike. This year’s Broadside Day will be hosted by the Rare Books Department of Cambridge University, which is home to the biggest single collection of 18th and 19th century broadsides in Britain.
David Stenton—The Forth Valley Songster Oskar Cox Jensen—Never Look a Ballad-Singer in the Mouth Georgina Prineppi—From the Garden to the Street: Pleasure Garden Music and Broadsides in Eighteenth-Century London Jonathan Cooper—Children's Chapbooks David Hopkin—Lacemakers, Ballads and Broadsides E. Wyn James—'The Shepherd’s World’: The Earliest Welsh Broadside Ballad Colin Bargery—Adventures in a Steamboat: A Broadside history of the impact of a new technology. David Atkinson—Street Literature in Petticoat Lane, 1740s–1760s Giles Bergel—The Stationers’ Company and the English Ballad Trade, 1550-1800
Please note this event does not take place at Cecil Sharp House.
Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR