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
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
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
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
Theology (3 March 2017): Dr Paul Needham, Scheide Library, Princeton University Library: The Gutenberg Bible in the Context of Fifteenth-Century Manuscript Bibles
Law (10 March 2017): Prof. Rodolfo Savelli, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Università di Genova: Printing the Corpus iuris civilis in the Sixteenth Century
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.