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The Humanities DTP at De Montfort University is a series of events for PhD students held on Wednesdays. These events typically include a free lunch and are open to all M4C students. The sessions run on a range of different topics including managing your research; using data in the humanities; archives; programming; how to get published; academic careers and two hands on sessions setting type for letter-press printing. The events are of course also a valuable opportunity to meet PhD students and academics in partner institutions. 

You do not need to book in order to attend the sessions but you are asked to email Dr Anna Blackwell ( if you wish to attend so that we have accurate numbers for catering - including if you have any particular catering requirements. 

All but one of the events are held in the Clephan building on the DMU campus (building number 8 on the map which is only a 15-20 minute walk from Leicester railway station. Attached is a document that lists of all the events for the year but please find below details of this and next week's session. Please note that you can attend either of the sessions or both. 

Beginner's Hands-on class in letter-press printing (PART 1)

When? 4-6PM, Wednesday 13 November 2019

Where? Clephan, 0.31

Who? Dr Takako Kato

Why? This session gives hands-on experience in setting type by hand - which is the way all books were made until the 20th century - and the imposing of it to make pages that will then be printed on the Centre for Textual Studies' 19th-century Albion printing press. 

This first session will set the type and next week will print from it. You may attend both sessions or just one. 

 Please note that this session won't involve catering due to the chemicals used in printing. 

Beginner's Hands-on class in letter-press printing (PART 2) 

When? 4-6PM, Wednesday 20 November 2019

Where? Clephan, 0.31