Lectures and seminars in Oxford

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The Greek book: from papyrus to print

Seminar, Tuesdays at 2:15, Horton Room, Weston Library
The seminar, intended for non-specialists, is designed to offer a basic introduction to Greek manuscripts and early-printed books. Participants will learn how to roughly identify and date Greek scripts and fonts, and which resources to refer to, in print and online, to further their research (e.g. to identify a text, an edition, or gather information on provenance). 

14 May Nigel Wilson, Early and Medieval Greek manuscripts

21 May David Speranzi, Renaissance Greek manuscripts

28 May Geri Della Rocca de Candal, Early-printed Greek books (15th century)

4 June Nicolas Barker, Later Greek typography (from Aldus to the 17th century)

11 June Anna Gialdini, Greek bindings and their imitations

There is no registration fee, but numbers are limited to 25 due to the size of the venue. Please email geri.dellaroccadecandal@gmail.com to reserve a place. If you do not have a University card, please report to the Parks Road entrance at least 15 minutes before the seminar. The seminar is generously sponsored by Lincoln College, Oxford.


Wednesday, 5 June, Oxford Bibliographical Society Lecture | Tim Pye (National Trust Librarian)

'Reconstructing the library of Thomas Tyrwhitt (1730-1786)'
5:15pm, Merton College T.S. Eliot Theatre. All welcome 


SYMPOSIUM: Radical Business? Business and the Contest over Social Norms

Friday, 28 June 
Lecture Theatre, Weston Library
9 am to 4:30 pm

Conveners: David Chan Smith and Rowena Olegario

This one-day symposium at the Weston Library brings together an interdisciplinary group of speakers to offer insights into how business has acted as a radical force to upset and replace social norms over time. Whether seeking to normalize new products and services, such as autonomous vehicles, or reacting to environmental or safety concerns, business is engaged in a constant negotiation with larger cultural codes. Speakers will discuss the consequences of this contest over social norms, including ethical as well as strategic implications. By bringing together researchers from across disciplines, the symposium will also explore common conceptual ground to understand the significance of this problem for the history of capitalism and management. 

Learn more. 

RSVP: janet.walwyn@bodleian.ox.ac.uk  


CONFERENCE: Digitizing the Stage 2019

Joint Bodleian Libraries-Folger Shakespeare Library conference
15-18 July
Weston Library

Digitizing the Stage 2019 is a conference highlighting digital explorations of early modern drama, co-sponsored by the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford and the Folger Shakespeare Library.  

Information, programme, and registration details 



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