Oxford Seminar in the History of the Book

from Sebastian Brant, Narrenschiff (Basel, 1499); Bodleian Douce 66

January – March 2021, Fridays at 2:15pm (GMT) with special session 29 Jan. at 5pm (GMT)
Conveners: Cristina Dondi (Lincoln College, Oxford) and Alexandra Franklin (Bodleian Centre for the Study of the Book)

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Registrations will be honoured in the order received. You can register for the whole series or for selected seminars. Note, you must be registered at least 48 hours in advance to receive the joining instructions for that seminar.

  • January 22 Matthew Payne, Keeper of the Muniments, Westminster Abbey, ‘Follow the Money: Wynkyn de Worde, Jacques Ferrebouc and the Bardi’ — FULLY BOOKED
  • January 29: Special session at 5:00pm GMT Goostly Psalmes in Oxford and New Haven; Henrike Lähnemann, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford, ‘Translating, Singing, Printing the Reformation. The Queen’s College Sammelband with Myles Coverdale’s Goostly Psalmes’; with a showing of The Queen’s College copy and the Bodleian and Beinecke fragments; Kathryn James, Beinecke Library, Yale University; Matthew Shaw, The Queen’s College, Oxford; Sarah Wheale, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford
  • February 5 Francesco Guidi-Bruscoli, University of Florence (Italy), ‘The Borromei’s trade unveiled: digging for information in fifteenth-century account-books’
  • February 12 – No seminar
  • February 19 Alessandro Bianchi, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, ‘Hidden in plain sight. Printed books from the Japanese Mission Press in the Bodleian Collections’
  • February 26 Kanupriya Dhingra, SOAS, University of London, ‘Streets and Serendipity: “Locating” Daryaganj Sunday Patri Kitab Bazar’
  • March 5 Benjamin Wardhaugh, University of Oxford, ‘Hunting for readers in sixteenth-century editions of the works of Euclid’
  • March 12 William Stoneman, Cambridge, MA, ‘Buying Incunabula at Gimbel Brothers Department Store: A Curious Chapter in the History of American Book Collecting’