Lectures and seminars in Oxford

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Friday, 18 January History of the Book Seminar | Earle Havens (Johns Hopkins)
'Bumble-Bee Witches and the Reading of Dreams: Spectacular and Speculative Marginalia in a Renaissance Reader’s Montaigne'
2:15 pm, Weston Library, Visiting Scholars' Centre (Level 2). NB: Kindly read and remember these notes on access to the seminar: Use the lifts in the Weston Library to gain access to the Visiting Scholars' Centre. A University card or Bodleian reader's card is required.

Saturday 19 January Maximilian Study Day

500 years ago, on 12 January 1518, Maximilian I., Holy Roman Emperor and “Last Knight” died. He left two monumental memorial projects, a triumphal arch and a triumphal procession, consisting each of well over hundred large-scale woodcuts. Help celebrate his memory by a host of activities taking place in the Weston Library on Saturday, 19 January, 10am-1pm. Activities will include:
Cutting and printing a monumental lino-print of a banner-bearing knight
Calligraphy for labelling and colouring a replica of the Triumphal Procession
Erecting a Triumphal Arch for the door of the Weston Library
The day is organised by Professor Henrike Lähnemann, Head of German at the University of Oxford, and will include short talks on Maximilian and the symbolism of the prints. Everybody welcome to drop in for all or just a part of the morning!
Blackwell Hall, Weston Library 10am-1pm
More information and resources for students on weblearn (open access). 


Monday, 21 January, Seminar in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies | Daniel Sawyer

'Against dullness: some ways to learn from (and enjoy) ‘average’ manuscripts'
2:15 pm, Horton Room, Weston Library 


Monday, 21 January, The David Patterson Lectures | Professor Joshua Teplitsky(Stony Brook University) 

'Jewish Life in Early Modern Europe: The Origins of the Oppenheim Collection'
Launch of the book Prince of the Press: How One Collector Built History’s Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish Library (Yale University Press)'
5 pm at the Lecture Theatre, Weston Library
Wine reception to follow
ALL WELCOME Registration required. See www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whatson 


Monday, 28 January, Early Modern Manuscripts Master class | Dr Mathelinda Nabugodi (Newcastle University)
'The Shelleys' German translations'
2:15 pm, Horton Room, Weston Library 

Monday, 28 January, Oxford Bibliographical Society Lecture | Dr Kate Bennett
“Prospects and serene skye": John Aubrey and the visual image'
5.15pm, Lecture Theatre, Weston Library. All welcome

Friday, 1 February, History of the Book Seminar | Jane Stevenson

'Scottish and British Authors Published Abroad 1470-1700'
2:15 pm, Weston Library, Visiting Scholars' Centre (Level 2). NB: Kindly read and remember these notes on access to the seminar: Use the lifts in the Weston Library to gain access to the Visiting Scholars' Centre. A University card or Bodleian reader's card is required.


Monday, 4 February, Seminar in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies | Karl Kinsella

'Plan and elevation: the architectural drawings of Richard of St. Victor'
2:15 pm, Horton Room, Weston Library 


Thursday, 7 February, The D F McKenzie Lecture 2019 | Professor Kate Nation

'Learning to read: linking biology and culture via cognition'
5:00pm, Lecture theatre 2, English Faculty
St Cross Building
Followed by a drinks reception in The English Faculty Foyer


Friday, 8 February History of the Book Seminar |15cBOOKTRADE tools for the History of Art

2:15 pm, Weston Library, Visiting Scholars' Centre (Level 2). NB: Kindly read and remember these notes on access to the seminar: Use the lifts in the Weston Library to gain access to the Visiting Scholars' Centre. A University card or Bodleian reader's card is required. 


Monday,11 February, Early Modern Manuscripts master class | Dr Mary-Ann Constantine (University of Wales)

'Antiquaries on Tour: Exploring the Pennant-Gough Correspondence'
2:15 pm, Horton Room, Weston Library


Monday,11 February, Oxford Bibliographical Society Lecture | Professor Michael Kuczynski (Tulane)
'William Norton, OFM and the Wycliffite Bible'
5.15pm, Lecture Theatre, Weston Library. All welcome

Friday, 15 February, History of the Book Seminar |15cBOOKTRADE tools for Modern Languages, History, and Classics

2:15 pm, Weston Library, Visiting Scholars' Centre (Level 2). NB: Kindly read and remember these notes on access to the seminar: Use the lifts in the Weston Library to gain access to the Visiting Scholars' Centre. A University card or Bodleian reader's card is required.


Monday, 18 February, Seminar in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies | Lia Costiner

'Artist-scribes in fourteenth-century Italy: an illustrated vernacular Life of the Virgin Mary and of Christ'
2:15 pm, Horton Room, Weston Library 


Monday, 25 February, Early Modern Manuscripts master class | Dr Lorenzo Calvelli (Università Ca' Foscari)

'Lost and Found: Early modern transcriptions of a Hellenistic Interstate Treaty from Crete'
2:15 pm, Horton Room, Weston Library 


Friday, 1 March, History of the Book Seminar |15cHEBRAICA: Annotations in the Material Evidence in Incunabula (MEI) database 

2:15 pm, Weston Library, Visiting Scholars' Centre (Level 2). NB: Kindly read and remember these notes on access to the seminar: Use the lifts in the Weston Library to gain access to the Visiting Scholars' Centre. A University card or Bodleian reader's card is required.


Monday, 4 March, Seminar in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies | Hannah Ryley

'Recycling paper and parchment in late medieval English manuscripts'
2:15 pm, Horton Room, Weston Library 


Friday, 8 March, History of the Book Seminar |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)
2:15 pm, Weston Library, Lecture Theatre (Ground Floor) 


Monday, 11 March, Oxford Bibliographical Society Lecture | Professor Stephen Harris

'“He dreamed not of dying": making Flora Graeca'
5.15pm, Magdalen College Lecture Theatre. All welcome


The Lyell Lectures 2019 | Professor Richard Sharpe

Libraries and Books in Medieval England
Begin 30 April 
5 pm, Lecture Theatre, Weston Library


Wednesday, 8 May, Oxford Bibliographical Society Lecture | Dr Thomas Roebuck (University of East Anglia)

'Scholarship, Patronage and Politics in Seventeenth-Century Oxford: The Career of Thomas Smith (1638-1710)'
5.15pm, Magdalen College Lecture Theatre. All welcome


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

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