Entries Tagged as 'Lectures'

I rotoli latini e greci dell’Ambrosiana

LECTURES: I rotoli latini e greci dell’Ambrosiana, ciclo di conferenze Intorno a un codice 2017, Milano, Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Piazza Pio XI, Milano, 23 marzo 2017, ore 14.30.

Intorno a un codice non si svolgerà nella consueta forma di un ciclo di incontri, bensì in quella di unico pomeriggio, dedicato a diversi interventi sul tema: I rotoli latini e greci dell’Ambrosiana. Interverranno:

* Marco Petoletti, Il Rotolo di Ravenna (Archivio Falcò Pio di Savoia, V.N. 1)
* Carlo Maria Mazzucchi, Il rotolo liturgico del Monte Athos (Z 257 sup.)
* Mirella Ferrari e Marco Navoni, I rotoli delle litanie triduane (Z 256 sup.).

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Evidence for the Use of Salisbury (XIIth C.)

LECTURE: John Harper (Bangor University), Evidence for the Use of Salisbury in the Twelfth Century, John S Cohen Room, N203, Second Floor, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, 13 March 2017, 17:15 to 19:15.

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Cataloguing Nicholas Crouch

LECTURE – Lucy Kelsall, Cataloguing Nicholas Crouch, an early modern private collection in Balliol Library, Balliol College Historic Collections Centre at St Cross Church, Manor Rd, Oxford OX1, March 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

Lucy Kelsall will reveal some of the discoveries she has made over the past year while cataloguing ca 3000 items in the library of Nicholas Crouch, a 17th century student and then Fellow of Balliol. Crouch annotated many of his books, and his collection in Balliol College Library demonstrates his wide-ranging interests in subjects of the day, particularly medicine.

Unlocking Archives is an interdisciplinary graduate seminar series of illustrated lunchtime talks about current research in Balliol College’s historic collections. The Historic Collections Centre in St Cross Church is next door to Holywell Manor and across the road from the English & Law faculties on Manor Road. These talks are free and open to the public. Feel free to bring your lunch. There will be time for questions and discussion following the talk, and a look at some of Crouch’s books.

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Il sabato del bibliofilo


LECTURES: Il sabato del bibliofilo. Incontri con libri preziosi della Biblioteca Braidense. II Ciclo, Sala Maria Teresa della Biblioteca Braidense, via Brera 28, Milano.

4 marzo 2017, ore 10
* Edoardo Barbieri, Prima di Lutero. La Bibbia volgare italiana di Nicolò Malerbi.

8 aprile 2017, ore 10
* Paolo Sachet, Erasmo da Rotterdam e i suoi Adagia: una sfida della tipografia cinquecentesca.

6 maggio 2017, ore 10
* Luca Montagner, Un catalogo Hoepli e la raccolta di romanzi di cavalleria della Braidense.

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English Humanist Script in England

LECTURE: David Rundle (University of Oxford), English Humanist Script in England: The first ten years, London Medieval Manuscripts Seminar 2017, London, University of London, Institute of English Studies (IES), School of Advanced Study, 14 March 2017.

In the last half century, the outline of the early development in Florence of humanist bookhand, littera antiqua, has been amassed in detail. Central to this was the work of A. C. de la Mare, who also reconstructed the history of that script in England. This paper revisits that topic and reveals the identity of the first known humanist scribe at work in England. The intention, however, is not simply to add to the sum of knowledge about humanism’s reception beyond the European mainland but also to question the established narratives about its spread from its Italian centre to the periphery.

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Vortraege der Kunsthistorischen Gesellschaft

LECTURES: Vortraege der Kunsthistorischen Gesellschaft, Wien, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Spitalgasse 2 (Campus Hof 9; Zugang Garnisongasse), Seminarraum 2017, Mittwoch, 18 Uhr c.t.

29. März 2017
Anna Contadini (SOAS, University of London), Scholarly Contribution: An Arabic Illustrated Manuscript in Bologna.

26. April 2017
Präsentation zweier Faksimile-Editionen der Akademischen Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, Graz, mit Vortrag von Martina Pippal und Markus Ritter (beide Universität Wien) Goldkoran und Perikopenbuch Wort und Bild in Handschriften des Mittelalters: Cod. arab. 1112 und Clm 15903 der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek München.

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Bodleian Master classes in Early Modern MSS

LECTURES: Bodleian Master classes in Early Modern Manuscripts, Horton Room, Weston Library (Level 1), Broad Street, Oxford OX1, at 2:15. All welcome with a Bodleian reader’s ticket or University card. Others please email bookcentre@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.


23 January 2017 (Week 2)
* Victoria Pickering (QMUL), Richard Richardson and his ‘Botanick friends’: Bodleian correspondence and natural history in the early eighteenth century

6 February 2017 (Week 4)
* Chris Fletcher (Bodleian), “Good Mr Wagstaffe”: A project team presentation showcasing new electronic student editions of early modern letters in the Bodleian

20 February 2017 (Week 6)
* Justin Begley (Oxford), Margaret Cavendish in the Bodleian: Gifts, Corrections, and Annotations

6 March 2017 (Week 8)
* Daniel Starza-Smith (KCL), A manuscript of John Donne’s ‘Goodfriday’ from the collection of Robert S. Pirie: Poor memorial reconstruction, or authorial early version?

Late Medieval Europe Seminar (2017)

LECTURES: Paper and Parchment, Late Medieval Europe Seminar, St John’s College, St Giles, Oxford OX1, New Seminar Room, Wednesdays at 5 pm. Convenors: Oren Margolis, Natalia Nowakowska, Hannah Skoda, John Watts.


18 January 2017
* John Gagné (University of Sydney), Toward a History of Obliteration in the Age of Paper.

25 January 2017
* Oren Margolis (Somerville College), Divine Impressions: Aldus Manutius and Catherine of Siena.

1 February 2017
* Cristina Dondi (Lincoln College), The Economic Dimension of Early Printing: Book Prices in Venice (1484-88), from the Zornale of Francesco de Madiis.

8 February 2017
* Katrin Kogman Appel (University of Münster / Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), The Manuscript/Print Age in Jewish Book History: The Different Audiences of the Illustrated Passover Haggadah.

15 February 2017
* Stella Panayotova (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge), Painting on Parchment.

22 February 2017
* Stephen Milner (University of Manchester), Book Cultures: Forensic Science and Textual Hermeneutics.

1 March 2017
*Torsten Hiltmann (University of Münster), Coats of Arms in Books and Beyond: The Objectivation of Heraldry and Its Materiality.

8 March 2017
* Final discussion and display of early books in St John’s College Library.

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In the Shadow of the Spirituals


LECTURE: Donal Cooper (Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge), In the Shadow of the Spirituals: Franciscan artistic patronage in central Italy at the dawn of the Trecento, British School at Rome, Sainsbury Lecture Theatre, via Gramsci 61, Wednesday 1 February 18.00–19.30.

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The Seminar in History of the Book (2017)

LECTURES: The History of the Book and Cultural History, History of Art, Classics, Economics, Manuscript studies, Theology, and Law, The Seminar in History of the Book, 2017, Weston Library, Visiting Scholars’ Centre (Level 2), Broad Street, Oxford OX1, Fridays at 2.15. Convenor: Cristina Dondi (Lincoln College and 15cBOOKTRADE).


20 January 2017 (Week 1)
* Professor Ian Maclean (All Souls College, Oxford), The Italian Trade with the Frankfurt Book Fair around 1600.

27 January 2017 (Week 2)
* Dr Louis-Gabriel Bonicoli (Paris), Parisian Early Printed Book Illustration (around 1500).

3 February 2017 (Week 3)
* Professor Stephen Oakley (Faculty of Classics, Cambridge University), Incunabular Stemmatics.

10 February 2017 (Week 4)
* Dr Jeremiah Dittmar (Department of Economics, London School of Economics), The Price of Books in Early Modern Europe: An Economic Perspective.

24 February 2017 (Week 6)
* Dr David Speranzi (Firenze, Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento),  Greek Script and Type in the Fifteenth century. Demetrius Damilas between Milan and Florence.

3 March 2017 (Week 7)
* Dr Paul Needham (Scheide Library, Princeton University Library), The Gutenberg Bible in the Context of Fifteenth-Century Manuscript Bibles.

10 March 2017 (Week 8)
* Professor Rodolfo Savelli (Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Università di Genova), Printing the Corpus iuris civilis in the Sixteenth Century.

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Bodleian Master Classes in Medieval MSS

LECTURES: Bodleian Master Classes in Medieval Manuscripts, Oxford, Weston Library (Level 1), Horton Room, Broad Street, Oxford OX1. All lectures at 2:15.

16 January 2017
* Lesley Smith (History/Harris Manchester), Books for the medieval classroom

30 January 2017
* Giovanni Varelli (Music/Magdalen), The earliest examples of musical notation and liturgical manuscripts in the Bodleian

13 February 2017
* Michelle Brown (Institute of English Studies, London), Insular minuscule: from Wearmouth-Jarrow to Wessex

27 February 2017
* Bernard Meehan (Trinity College, Dublin), The Macregol Gospels.

All welcome with a Bodleian reader’s ticket or University card. Others please email bookcentre@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Traditions in Motion

LECTURES  Traditions in Motion: The Circulation of Texts, 1100-1900, Quarrell Room, Exeter College, Oxford, Thursdays, 2:15pm, followed by tea. Convenors: Joanna Weinberg and John-Paul Ghobrial. All are welcome.


19 January 2017
* Stefano Zacchetti (Balliol College, Oxford ), Not what the Buddhists did: Matteo Ricci’s Chinese Translation of Epictetus.

26 January 2017
* Alastair Hamilton (American University in Cairo), Johann Michael Wansleben: an early use of Arabic sources in Ottoman Egypt.

2 February 2017
* Ada Rapoport-Albert (University College, London), Trans-cultural Sectarians: The Messianic Cult of Jacob Frank and His Daughter in Eighteenth-Century Poland.

9 February 2017
* Peter Hill (Christ Church College, Oxford), The First Arabic Translations of Enlightenment Literature: Syrians, Greeks and Franks in Damietta, 1808-1818.

23 February 2017
* Elliott Horowitz, A Sixteenth-Century Hebrew Catechism by a Convert from Judaism, and its Use by Modern Missionaries.

2 March 2017
* Thomas Roebuck (University of East Anglia), Thomas Smith (1638-1710) and His Journey to the Levant: Continuities and Transformations in Oriental Scholarship.

9 March 2017
* Krisztina Szilágyi (University of Cambridge), The Story of ‘Antar in Jewish and Christian Manuscripts.

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