Lectures and seminars in Oxford

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Thursday, 14 November | Bodleian Fellow/OBS Lecture

Shef Rogers (University of Otago), 'Visible Strains: Implications of Bibliographical Evidence in the Early Career of Alexander Pope'
Lecture Theatre,  Weston Library
5:15 pm
Presented by the Oxford Bibliographical Society and the Bodleian Libraries Centre for the Study of the Book


Thursday, 14 November | Bodleian Bibliographical Press late opening

from 6:30 pm, Bibliographical Press, Schola Musicae, Old Bodleian Library 

Late opening of the Bodleian Bibliographical Press, and meet printer in residence David Armes 

All welcome 


Friday, 15 November | Philip Hoare presents the documentary, Arena: The Hunt for Moby-Dick

Join celebrated author Philip Hoare to mark 200 years since the birth of Herman Melville, and to discover his most famous novel. There will be a screening of the documentary and Q&A session. 

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library
6:15 pm 


Saturday, 16 November | Threats to whales in the 21st century: whales on a changing planet

Mark Simmonds OBE, Visiting Research Fellow, University of Bristol and Senior Marine Scientist, Humane Society International

When whalers ventured to distant seas in search of the vast profits offered by whale oil, fortunes were made, whale populations decimated, and ever-more distant whaling grounds exploited. 

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library 1.30 – 2.30pm

All welcome; free registration 


Wednesday, 20 November | The Oxford Seminars in Cartography

Juliette Dumasy (Université d’Orléans), 'The Albi map [after 1312]: an early example of the French local map tradition'

Lecture Theatre,  Weston Library 
4.30–5.30pm  


Wednesday 20 November | Merton History of the Book Group

Dr Benoit Seguin (Merton College Visiting Scholar), 'Analysing Text and Image in Early-Modern Architectural Treatises using Machine Learning'

Merton College, The Breakfast Room
5pm
Refreshments will follow the talk.
ALL are welcome, but an rsvp to julia.walworth[at]merton.ox.ac.uk is appreciated.


Thursday, 5 December | Printer in Residence Lecture, 'Accumulating Narrative'

David Armes (Red Plate Press) the Bodleian Printer in Residence 2019
Lecture Theatre,  Weston Library
5:15 pm
Presented by the Oxford Bibliographical Society and the Bodleian Libraries Centre for the Study of the Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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