New chapter for SAS book scholar as research submissions judge

Friday 21 July 2017

A leading book scholar at the School of Advanced Study’s Institute of English Studies (IES), will serve on a select panel to fund innovative research projects, programmes, and publications to advance knowledge of printmaking.

Dr Elizabeth Savage (left), lecturer and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in book history and communications with IES has been named as a juror for the Association of Print Scholars’ flagship grants programme, 2017–19.

She will be one of the three 'senior members in the field’ who decide which of the members’ projects to fund for the next two years. 

Dr Savage says she is delighted to ‘serve this international scholarly society’s aims to advance research into the history and practice of printing and to facilitate knowledge exchange between researchers across the disciplines and practicing printers and printmakers’.

The APS Grants Program encourages innovative scholarship on printmaking and collaboration among the print community. It supports research projects, programmes, and publications that advance knowledge of printmaking.

‘It’s thrilling to be able to advance the interdisciplinary, object- and practice-based approach to the history of the book and printed communications, which the APS fosters, for which the IES is a national research centre in the UK, and which is central to my own research, through this new funding scheme to support innovative print scholarship around the world,’ adds Dr Savage.

A British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (2015–2018), Dr Savage gained her Gerda Henkel Stiftung-funded PhD in History of Art at the University of Cambridge in 2013. She later became the university’s Munby Fellow in Bibliography and a research fellow at the John Rylands Research Institute, University of Manchester.

She has held visiting fellowships at the School’s Warburg Institute, and Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. Her research into early modern printing techniques has received awards from the Bibliographical Society of America and American Printing History Association.

Her recent publications include Printing Colour 1400-1700: History, Techniques, Functions and Receptions, which she co-edited with Ad Stijnman, and articles in journals including Apollo, the Gutenberg-Jahrbuch, and Journal of the Printing Historical Society. Her academic curation includes ‘German Renaissance Colour Woodcuts’ at the British Museum and ‘Colour Printing in Tudor England’ at Cambridge University Library.

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