The Annual D.F. McKenzie Lecture

10 January 2008

The annual D.F. McKenzie Lecture organized by the Bodleian Centre for the Study of the Book and the McKenzie Trust takes place on 16 January 2008. This year’s guest speaker is Professor Isabel Hofmeyr, of the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. She will lecture on “Gandhi’s Printing Press: Print cultures of the Indian Ocean”.

Prof. Hofmeyr has published several books including "We Spend Our Years as a Tale That Is Told": Oral Historical Narrative in a South African Chiefdom (1993) and The Portable Bunyan: A Transnational History of The Pilgrim's Progress (2003), winner of 2007 Richard L. Greaves Award, the International John Bunyan Society. She is also co-editor of The Popular and the Public: Cultural Debates and Struggles over Public Space in Modern India, Africa and Europe.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday, 16 January at 5 pm, in Lecture Theatre 2, St. Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford. A seminar on the same subject will be held the next day, Thursday, 17 January, at 12 am in the History of the Book Room, St Cross Building.

The lecture is free of charge and the public is invited to attend. For further details contact Peter McDonald of St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University.

More information on the activities and events organized by the Bodleian Centre for the Study of the Book can be found at: www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/csb

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