Seminar in the History of the Book

2019: Seminar in the History of the Book

The History of the Book and French, Scottish, and British Authors, Hand-Printing in the 21st Century, 15cHEBRAICA, and introducing the digital resources of the 15cBOOKTRADE

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

Convenor: Cristina Dondi (Lincoln College and 15cBOOKTRADE)

 

18 JANUARY 2019

Bumble-Bee Witches and the Reading of Dreams: Spectacular and Speculative Marginalia in a Renaissance Reader’s Montaigne

Earle Havens, Curator of Rare Books & Manuscripts at Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, and Director, The Virginia Fox Stern Center for the History of the Book in the Renaissance
Podcast available here.

 

25 JANUARY 2019

NO SEMINAR (we are in London: The Archeology of Reading in Early Modern Europe, www.bookwheel.org)

 

1 FEBRUARY 2019

Scottish and British Authors Published Abroad 1470-1700

Jane Stevenson, Senior Research Fellow, Campion Hall, Oxford
Podcast available here.

 

8 FEBRUARY 2019

15cILLUSTRATION: Tools for the History of Art

Cristina Dondi, Abhishek Dutta (Visual Geometry Group, Oxford), Barbara Tramelli (CESR Tours – Oxford)

 

15 FEBRUARY 2019

15cBOOKTRADE: Tools for Modern Languages, History, and Classics

 

22 FEBRUARY 2019

NO SEMINAR

 

1 MARCH 2019

15cHEBRAICA: Capturing the former owners of Hebrew incunabula and their annotations in the Material Evidence in Incunabula (MEI) database

Podcast available here.

 

8 MARCH 2019 – Weston Lecture Theatre

A very special book launch: Manuale Tipografico IV. A triumph of hand-printing aesthetics, paper and watermarks.

Enrico Tallone (Tallone Editore, Turin), Carlo Ossola (Collège de France, Prof. of Modern Literatures of Neo-Latin Europe), Stefano Salis (Il Sole 24 Ore)

 

The seminar is funded by the 15cBOOKTRADE Project (ERC), with the support of the Bodleian Libraries Centre for the Study of the Book.

Access to the VSC is with a library card. Bags need to be checked in the library’s lockers (ground floor).

People without a library card should get in touch in advance with the seminar convenors.

 

 

2018: The History of the Book and Numismatics, Arabic, Early Modern Publishing Policies, Trade, Popular Literature, History of Art, Digital typography

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

Convenor: Cristina Dondi (Lincoln College and 15cBOOKTRADE)

 

Seminar in the History of the Book Programme, Hilary Term 2018
Seminar in the History of the Book Programme, Hilary Term 2018

NUMISMATICS (TUESDAY 23 Jan. 2018) – Dr Alan Stahl (Curator of Numismatics, Princeton University)

Coins, Money and Prices in Renaissance Italy
Podcast available here.

 

ARABIC (26 Jan. 2018) – Prof. Julia Bray (Laudian Professor of Arabic, University of Oxford)

Scrolls into codices: Jilyani’s picture-poems for Saladin

Podcast available here.
EARLY MODERN PUBLISHING POLICIES (2 Feb. 2018) – Prof. Ian Maclean (All Souls College)

Andreas Frisius of Amsterdam and the search for a niche market, 1664-75

Podcast available here.
TRADE (9 Feb. 2018) – Dr Irene Ceccherini (Lyell-Bodleian Research Fellow in Manuscript Studies, Bodleian Library, Dilts Research Fellow in Palaeography, Lincoln College, University of Oxford)

Merchants’ books of Venice and Florence
Podcast available here.

 

POPULAR LITERATURE (23 Feb. 2018) – Dr Laura Carnelos (Marie Curie Fellow, CERL and British Library)

From ephemeral to rare: 16th-Century Italian Popular Books in the British and the Bodleian Libraries

 

HISTORY OF ART (2 Mar. 2018) – Prof. Lilian Armstrong (Wellesley College)

The De Spira Brothers vrs. Nicolaus Jenson, 1469-1472: A Rivalry Traced through Hand-illuminated Copies of their Editions

Podcast available here.

 

DIGITAL TYPOGRAPHY (9 Mar. 2018) – Dr Falk Eisermann (Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, Staatsbibliothek, Berlin)

“Did you mean incurable? Searching and Finding Incunabula in the World Wide Web”

Podcast available here.

 

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 2.15pm

Convenor: Cristina Dondi (Lincoln College and 15cBOOKTRADE)

Cultural History (20 January 2017): Prof. Ian Maclean, All Souls College, Oxford: The Italian Trade with the Frankfurt Book Fair around 1600

Podcast available here.

History of Art (27 January 2017): Dr Louis-Gabriel Bonicoli, Paris: Parisian Early Printed Book

Illustration (around 1500)

Classics (3 February 2017): Prof. Stephen Oakley, Faculty of Classics, Cambridge University: Incunabular Stemmatics

Podcast available here.

Economics (10 February 2017): Dr Jeremiah Dittmar, Department of Economics, London School of Economics: The Price of Books in Early Modern Europe: An Economic Perspective

Podcast available here.

Manuscript Studies (24 February 2017): Dr David Speranzi, Firenze, Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento:  Greek Script and Type in the Fifteenth century. Demetrius Damilas between Milan and Florence

Podcast available here.

Theology (3 March 2017): Dr Paul Needham, Scheide Library, Princeton University Library: The Gutenberg Bible in the Context of Fifteenth-Century Manuscript Bibles

Podcast available here.

Law (10 March 2017): Prof. Rodolfo Savelli, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Università di Genova: Printing the Corpus iuris civilis in the Sixteenth Century

Podcast available here.

 

The seminar is funded by the 15cBOOKTRADE Project (ERC), with the support of the Bodleian Libraries Centre for the Study of the Book.

Access to the VSC is with a library card. Bags need to be checked in the library’s lockers (ground floor).

People without a library card should get in touch in advance with the seminar convenors.