The science of woodblock illustrations

17 June 2016 5.15pm 6.30pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


S Blair Hedges, Temple University


Alexandra Franklin (


S Blair Hedges is Professor in Biology and Director of the Center for Biodiversity at Temple University. Also a scholar of printed illustrations, he has pioneered new methodologies for studying early woodcut and copperplate prints, including innovative techniques for improving their dating. His lecture will discuss how understanding both biological and physical processes can help book and print historians understand the nature of woodblock printing.

The respondent will be Martin Andrews, Lecturer in the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading.

All are welcome. A reception will follow at the Bodleian Bibliographical Press (Old Bodleian Library)


This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

This event is listed under: Lectures and talks; Free events
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