Dr. Elizabeth Savage

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Dr Elizabeth Savage (née Upper) is British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Material Text, Faculty of English, and Research Fellow, Department of History of Art at Cambridge University. While taking her Gerda Henkel Stiftung-funded PhD in History of Art at Cambridge University, she was elected Munby Fellow in Bibliography. She has co-edited Printing Colour 1400–1700: Histories, Techniques, Functions and Receptions (2015) and curated exhibitions at the British Museum and Cambridge University Library, and her next book is under contract with the British Academy/Oxford University Press. She has held fellowships at institutions including the Herzog August Bibliothek, Newberry Library and Warburg Institute, and her research has received awards from the Bibliographical Society of America and American Printing History Association.


  • A. Stijnman/E. Savage, eds., Printing Colour 1400-1700: Histories, Techniques, Functions and Receptions, Library of the Written World: Handpress World 41, ed. Andrew Pettegree (Leiden: Brill, 2015); reprint 2015
  • 'The Mystery of the "Scrappy Fragments": Untangling Robert Steele's Discovery of Frisket Sheets', Printing History (American Printing History Association) New Series 19 (Jan 2016): 16-32
  • 'Jost de Negker's Woodcut Charles V (1519): An Undescribed Example of Gold Printing’, Art in Print 5/2 (July-Aug 2015): 9-15
  • 'New Evidence of Erhard Ratdolt's Working Practices: The After-Life of Two Red Frisket-Sheets from the Missale Constantiense (1505)’, Journal of the Printing Historical Society (Spring 2015): 81-97
  • A. Stijnman/E. Savage, '“Material Colours”: The Heritage of Colour Knowledge in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Printshops', Colour Histories: Science Art, and Technology in the 17th and 18th Centuries, ed. Magdalena Bushart and Friedrich Steinle (Berlin/New York: De Gruyter, 2015), 95-113, 364-369
  • ‘A Historical Overview of Printed Colour before 1700', in Printing Colour 1400-1700, 1-7 (Leiden: Brill, 2015)
  • A. Stijnman/E. Savage, 'The Materials and Techniques of Early Colour Printing: A General Survey', in Printing Colour 1400-1700, 11-22 (Leiden: Brill, 2015)
  • ‘Colour Printing in Relief before 1700: A Technical History', in Printing Colour 1400-1700, 23-41 (Leiden: Brill, 2015)
  • ‘A Printer's Art: The Development and Influence of Colour Printmaking in the German Lands, c.1476-c.1600', in Printing Colour 1400-1700, 93-102 (Leiden: Brill, 2015)
  • 'Red Frisket Sheets, c. 1490-1700: The Earliest Artefacts of Colour Printing in the West', Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 108/4 (Dec 2014): 477-522
  • A. Stijnman/E. Upper, 'Color Prints before Erhard Ratdolt: Engraved Paper Instruments in Lazarus Beham's Buch von der Astronomie (Cologne: Nicolaus Götz, c. 1476)', Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 89 (2014): 86-105
  • 'Flying Colours', Apollo Magazine (June-July 2014), 44-49
  • E. Giselbrecht/E. Upper, 'Glittering Woodcuts and Moveable Music: Decoding the Elaborate Printing Techniques, Purpose and Patronage of the Liber selectarum cantionum (1520)', in Senfl-Studien I, ed. Birgit Lodes and Stefan Gasch, 17-67, Wiener Forum für ältere Musikgeschichte 5 (Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 2012)