London College of Communication are hosting a symposium ‘ Crossing Borders, Boundaries, and Cultures: Studies in Transnational Comics’ which broadly engages with issues of comics and transnational exchange. Papers presented will consider how comics can cross national and cultural boundaries in a variety of contexts. Topics of discussion include the local/global production and circulation of comics, issues of language and translation, and nationalism and identity.
London College of Communication is part of University of the Arts, London, and hosts part of its special collections and archives in the Archives and Special Collections Centre, which includes a comic collection. The centre is open to researchers, information on visiting can be found here.
Other archives related to comics include:
The British Cartoon Archive, part of The University of Kent in Canterbury
The Cartoon Museum Library (closed and due to open at new premises soon at time of writing)
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