Seminar in the History of the Book 2017

The History of the Book and Cultural History, History of Art, Classics, Economics, Manuscript studies, Theology, and Law

Oxford, Weston Library, Visiting Scholars’ Centre (VSC) – Hilary Term, Fridays 2.15

Convenor: Cristina Dondi (Lincoln College and 15cBOOKTRADE)



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Cultural History (20 January): Prof. Ian Maclean, All Souls College, Oxford: The Italian Trade with the Frankfurt Book Fair around 1600

History of Art (27 January): Dr Louis-Gabriel Bonicoli, Paris: Parisian Early Printed Book Illustration (around 1500)

Classics (3 February): Prof. Stephen Oakley, Faculty of Classics, Cambridge University: Incunabular Stemmatics

Economics (10 February): Dr Jeremiah Dittmar, Department of Economics, London School of Economics: The Price of Books in Early Modern Europe: An Economic Perspective

Manuscript Studies (24 February): Dr David Speranzi, Firenze, Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento:  Greek Script and Type in the Fifteenth century. Demetrius Damilas between Milan and Florence

Theology (3 March): Dr Paul Needham, Scheide Library, Princeton University Library: The Gutenberg Bible in the Context of Fifteenth-Century Manuscript Bibles

Law (10 March): Prof. Rodolfo Savelli, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Università di Genova: Printing the Corpus iuris civilis in the Sixteenth Century

Launch of 15cBOOKTRADE











15cV, the visualisation tool applied to MEI and TEXT-inc, was launched in Oxford, Weston Library, on 23 June 2016. Guidelines on how to use it will be shortly provided on this website. A video on 15cV in action can be seen here.

The podcast of the presentation at the Weston Library can be watched here: podcast


2 December 2015: Presentation of Catalogue of Incunabula, Noto (Sicily), Palazzo Nicolaci


Cristina Dondi will present the new catalogue Incunaboli a Siracusa, edited by Lucia Catalano, Rosalia Claudia Giordano, Marco Palma, Anna Scala, Marzia Scialabba, Salvatrice Terranova, Rosalba Tripoli, with the collaboration of Giuseppe Greco and Anna Reale, Rome, Viella, 2015

Accompanied by the exhibition “Itinerari bibliografici a Siracusa. Gli incunaboli”, Noto, Biblioteca comunale (Palazzo Nicolaci).