13 October 2015: Aldine Incunabula: mapping the distribution, use, and collecting of the earliest production of Aldus Manutius

ETON manuzio talk6.20pm, followed by drinks, Election Hall, Eton College
Exhibition private view and curator tours 3pm – 6pm, with tea offered at 4pm.

A talk by Dr Geri Della Rocca de Candal to accompany the exhibition “Aldus Manutius and the Renaissance book”, Eton College Library, June – December 2015 (curated by John Goldfinch and Stephie Coane).

Capturing the material evidence of surviving copies printed by Aldus in the 15th Century – their former owners’ marks of ownership, bindings and manuscript annotations – in one single database is allowing scholars to detect trends of distribution, use, and later collecting of this extraordinary production as never before.

Attendance is free, but please confirm to:

Charlotte Villiers, Exhibitions & Outreach Coordinator
e-mail: c.villiers@etoncollege.org.uk
tel: 01753 370603
Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 6DW

Parking available on request

Dr Geri Della Rocca de Candal is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and will be introduced by Dr Cristina Dondi, Oakeshott Senior Research Fellow in the Humanities at Lincoln College, Oxford, Secretary of the Consortium of European Research Libraries, and Principal Investigator of the 15cBOOKTRADE Project. John Goldfinch was Acting College Librarian at Eton College (June 2014-May 2015), and formerly Curator of Incunabula at the British Library. Stephie Coane is Senior Librarian at Eton College Library, and previously Librarian at Sir John Soane’s Museum.

Eton College is a registered charity with Charity Commission number 1139086.

23 October 2015: The New Boccaccio: Scholar, Scribe, Reader

 Boccaccio flyer2-6 pm, Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Oxford [map]
To celebrate the seventh centenary of Giovanni Boccaccio’s birth (1313–2013) several cultural activities took place around the world. Our seminar focuses on a set of articles collected in the journal Italia Medioevale e Umanistica and entirely devoted to the Italian ‘humanist’. The aim was to disclose a new profile of Boccaccio, who should now be recognised not just as the novelist of the Decameron, but as a scribe and a scholar as important as Petrarch devoted to the rediscovery and study of the Latin Classics.

Irene Ceccherini (Bodleian Library & Lincoln College, Oxford)
Matilde Malaspina (Lincoln College, Oxford & 15cBOOKTRADE)
Martin McLaughlin (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages & Magdalen College, Oxford)
Angelo Piacentini (Cattolica University, Milan & Bodleian Library, Visiting Scholar)
Michael Reeve (Faculty of Classics & Pembroke College, Cambridge)
Nigel Wilson (Lincoln College, Oxford)
Register for free tickets.

Dr Alexandra Franklin, Co-ordinator, Centre for the Study of the Book
Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Bodleian Library,
Oxford OX1 3BG
e-mail: alexandra.franklin@bodleian.ox.ac.uk
website: www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/csb