Setting the scene: trends and patterns - Lyell lectures 2018

24 April 2018 5.00pm 6.00pm

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

David Pearson, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2017-18

Contact:

Janet Walwyn | janet.walwyn@bodleian.ox.ac.uk | 01865 287156

Description

Book ownership in Stuart England

This lecture series will explore seventeenth century personal book ownership, looking not only at book acquisition patterns but also investigating motives and collecting cultures. A key theme will be the use of material evidence from books themselves to help to enhance our understanding of seventeenth-century values.

Who owned books in the seventeenth century, what kinds of people, what kinds of books, how many, can patterns of change and development be tracked? The first lecture will provide an overview, based on a systematic gathering of many categories of evidence for the existence and scope of private libraries. It will consider methodologies and approaches to private libraries in contemporary book history, and review the sources we have available for constructing our understanding.

The talk is followed by a drinks reception in Blackwell Hall.

Booking

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

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