Lectures and seminars in Oxford

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From Medina to Oxford, from Codex to the Cloud: scenes from the life of the Qur'an

Tuesday 30 May 2017 4.00pm — 6.00pm
Nicolai Sinai, University of Oxford; Alasdair Watson & Keith Small, Bodleian Libraries

Merton History of the Book Group

'The Little-Known Hebraica Treasures at Merton College', a talk by Dr Rahel Fronda (Bodleian Library & Christ Church).

Monday 12 June, 5pm
Merton College, The Breakfast Room
Books will be displayed at the talk.
Refreshments served after the talk.
All are welcome but please RSVP to julia.walworth@merton.ox.ac.uk 


Symposium: War, Health, and Humanitarianism

16 June. ‘War, Health and Humanitarianism’ brings together historians studying conflicts from the medieval period to the modern world in order to discuss the potential impact of historical research on present day policy.
Convened by Dr Rosemary Wall (University of Hull, and Sassoon Visiting Fellow at the Bodleian Libraries)
Programme of this symposium


Symposium: The Book Index

Thursday 22 June 2017 — Friday 23 June 2017 
Keynotes: Professor Ann Blair (Harvard); Professor Emily Steiner (UPenn)
Convened by Dr Dennis Duncan (Bodleian Libraries)
This two-day symposium takes a timely opportunity to consider how the index - the foremost finding aid of the physical book - shaped reading and scholarly method over the last 800 years.
Registration fee applies, please see online registration page.

Make a hand-printed book in 5 days

10 July - 16 July 2017 
Design and print workshop: with 5 days of instruction in the Bodleian's printing workshop, you will design, type-set, illustrate and print your own booklet using hand-operated presses.
Classes take place 10am-5pm on the following dates: 10, 11, 14, 15, 16 July 2017
The class will meet in the printing workshop, Schola Musicae, Old Bodleian Library. The room is accessible via a ground-floor entrance. 
Registration fee applies, please see online registration page 

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