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2013

Week beginning January 7, 2013

Monday January 7 (5.30-7.30) (Room 234, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London) Documents of Shakespearean Performance: Stage, Page, and Manuscript in Early Modern England - Dr. Sarah Neville (West Virginia University): Reassessing the Reprint in the Early English Book Trade


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Week beginning January 14, 2013

Monday January 14 (5.30-7.30) (Room 234, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London) Documents of Shakespearean Performance: Stage, Page, and Manuscript in Early Modern England - Dr. Peter Kirwan (University of Nottingham): Gathering Shakespeare: Consolidating the Apocrypha

Tuesday January 15 (5.30pm) ( Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE) Bibliographical Society - David Shaw: Theodoor Poelman: a sixteenth-century editor of Latin poetry working in the printing house of Christophe Plantin in Antwerp

Friday January 17 - Saturday January 18 (Royal Flemish Academy for the Humanities and Art, Brussels, Belgium) Conference - European Middlebrow Cultures, 1880-1950: Reception, Translation, Circulation


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Week beginning January 21, 2013

Monday January 21 (5.30-7.30) (Room 234, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London) Documents of Shakespearean Performance: Stage, Page, and Manuscript in Early Modern England - Prof. Gabriel Egan (De Montfort University): Early Modern Play Manuscripts and Their Licensing

Wednesday January 23 (5pm) (Morison Room, University Library, Cambridge) Cambridge Bibliographical Society (2012-13) - Dr Vincenzo Vergiani: South Asian manuscript culture as represented in the Sanskrit collections of the University Library, Cambridge

Thursday January 24 (5.45pm) (Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL) Edinburgh Bibliographical Society (2012–13) - Carmen Wright: The Pleasures of Bookdealing in 21st Century Edinburgh


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Week beginning January 28, 2013

Monday January 28 (5.15pm) (Taylor Institution, Oxford) Oxford Bibliographical Society (2012-13) - Richard Gameson (Durham University): The Earliest English Royal Books


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Week beginning February 4, 2013

Monday February 4 (5.30-7.30) (Room 234, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London) Documents of Shakespearean Performance: Stage, Page, and Manuscript in Early Modern England - Dr. M. A. Katritzky (Open University): Shakespeare’s Bottom: Printed Sources for Monsters and Marvels in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Saturday February 9 (Winchester College, Winchester, SO23 9NA) Conference - Unlocking the Private Library


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Week beginning February 11, 2013

Monday February 11 (5.30-7.30) (Room 234, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London) Documents of Shakespearean Performance: Stage, Page, and Manuscript in Early Modern England - Dr. Kate Ellis (Bath Spa University): 'More wittily penned, then wysely staged': Middleton and the Spanish Match

Thursday February 14 - Friday February 15 (The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH) Conference - The Production and Circulation of Printed Books in the Occident and Orient from the Accession of the Tang Dynasty (c.618) to the First Industrial Revolution


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Week beginning February 18, 2013

Monday February 18 (5.15pm) (Taylor Institution, Oxford) Oxford Bibliographical Society (2012-13) - Alixe Bovey (University of Kent): The Hours of Jean de Carpentin: A Deluxe Netherlandish Manuscript of the 1470s, Filial Piety, and the Twentieth Century

Tuesday February 19 (5.30pm) ( Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE) Bibliographical Society - Julian Pooley: Working tools almost daily in demand

Thursday February 21 (5.45pm) (National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh) Edinburgh Bibliographical Society (2012–13) - Dr Keith A. Manley: Researching Scottish Subscription Libraries -- and English, Irish, and Welsh too -- Joint EBS and NLS meeting. Celebrating our publication of Keith Manley’s Books, Borrowers, and Shareholders: Scottish Circulating and Subscription Libraries before 1825, a survey and a listing.

Saturday February 23 (9.30am-5.30pm) (Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7AY) Conference - Broadside Day


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Week beginning February 25, 2013

Monday February 25 (5pm) (Yusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ's College, Cambridge) Sandars lectures - Professor Jim Secord: Visions of science: books and readers at the dawn of the Victorian age - Fantastic voyages: Humphry Davy's Consolations in travel

Monday February 25 (5.15pm) (Taylor Institution, Oxford) Oxford Bibliographical Society (2012-13) - Paddy Bullard (University of Kent): 'Bare words not being sufficient...': Tacit Knowledge and Early-Modern Books

Tuesday February 26 (5pm) (Yusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ's College, Cambridge) Sandars lectures - Professor Jim Secord: Visions of science: books and readers at the dawn of the Victorian age - The conduct of gentlemen: John Herschel's Preliminary discourse on the study of natural philosophy

Wednesday February 27 (5pm) (Yusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ's College, Cambridge) Sandars lectures - Professor Jim Secord: Visions of science: books and readers at the dawn of the Victorian age - Nature for the people: George Combe's Constitution of man

Wednesday February 27 (5.30pm) (Magdalen College Summer Common Room, Oxford) Magdalen Library Seminar - Dr Tom Freeman: The Making of John Foxe's Book of Martyrs

Thursday February 28 (5pm) (Lecture Theatre 2, English Faculty, St Cross Building, Oxford) Annual D.F. McKenzie lecture (2013) - Xu Bing: The sort of artist I am


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Week beginning March 4, 2013


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Week beginning March 11, 2013

Thursday March 14 (5.45pm) (Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL) Edinburgh Bibliographical Society (2012–13) - Annual Business Meeting -- Dr Warren McDougall: That Extraordinary Bookseller, Charles Elliot of Edinburgh, and the significance of his Letterbooks and Ledgers -- Annual dinner, dedicated to Charles Elliot and the booksellers of 18th century Edinburgh.

Friday March 15 - Saturday March 16 (Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House) Conference - Writers and their Libraries


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Week beginning March 18, 2013

Tuesday March 19 (5.30pm) (Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE) Bibliographical Society - Peter Fox: The Fagel collection: from Den Haag to Dublin

Friday March 22 (University of Reading) Conference - Printed Image and Decorative Print, 1500-1750


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Week beginning March 25, 2013


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Week beginning April 1, 2013

Saturday April 6 - Sunday April 7 (The Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, 1046 Bristol Road, Birmingham, UK) Conference - Industry and Genius: John Baskerville: art, industry and technology in the Enlightenment


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Week beginning April 8, 2013

Friday April 12 (Aula of Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands, The Hague) Conference - Illustrating the Early Printed Book


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Week beginning April 15, 2013

Monday April 15 (2-5pm) (St John's College Oxford) Conference - Lecture and Library Tour at St John's

Tuesday April 16 (5.30pm) ( Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE) Bibliographical Society - Graham Pollard Memorial Lecture -- Cynthia Johnston: Penflourishing in Manuscripts associated with William de Brailes

Saturday April 20 - Sunday April 21 (Oxford Brookes University, Oxford) Oxford Book Fair


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Week beginning April 22, 2013

Tuesday April 23 (5pm ) (TS Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton College, Oxford) James P.R. Lyell Lectures in Bibliography (2013) - Professor Richard Beadle (Cambridge): Aspects of Late-Medieval English Autograph Writings -- Autographs Ancient and Modern

Thursday April 25 (9.30-4) (T. S. Eliot Theatre, Merton College, Oxford) Workshop - Describing, Analysing and Identifying Early Modern Handwriting: Methods and Issues

Thursday April 25 (5pm ) (TS Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton College, Oxford) James P.R. Lyell Lectures in Bibliography (2013) - Professor Richard Beadle (Cambridge): Aspects of Late-Medieval English Autograph Writings -- Medieval English Literary Autographs 1: Fugitive Pieces

Thursday April 25 (6pm) (Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, National Galleries of Scotland, Weston Link, the Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL--enter from Princes Street Gardens) Edinburgh Bibliographical Society (2012–13) - Joint EBS and NGS meeting -- Ann Simpson: From Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. to Stoneypath: the Ian Hamilton Finlay Archives at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art


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Week beginning April 29, 2013

Monday April 29 (5pm) (Oxford Law Faculty The Cube, Oxford) Astor Fund Visiting Lectureship 2013 - Professor Mark Rose: Two Authors in Court: Alexander Pope and J.D. Salinger

Tuesday April 30 (5pm) (TS Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton College, Oxford) James P.R. Lyell Lectures in Bibliography (2013) - Professor Richard Beadle (Cambridge): Aspects of Late-Medieval English Autograph Writings -- Medieval English Literary Autographs 2: Set Pieces

Tuesday April 30 (5pm) ((Merton College Mure Room, Oxford) Astor Fund Visiting Lectureship 2013 - Professor Mark Rose: Stowe v Thomas: Uncle Tom's Cabin in Court

Wednesday May 1 (5pm) (Morison Room, University Library, Cambridge) Cambridge Bibliographical Society (2012-13) - Elizabeth Upper, Munby Fellow: Beheaded cows, English religious politics and the title vignette of Rede me and be nott wrothe (1528)

Thursday May 2 (5pm) (TS Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton College, Oxford) James P.R. Lyell Lectures in Bibliography (2013) - Professor Richard Beadle (Cambridge): Aspects of Late-Medieval English Autograph Writings -- Medieval English Autograph Letters 1: The Hand of the Family

Thursday May 2 (5pm) (St Peter's College Dorfmann Room, Oxford) Astor Fund Visiting Lectureship 2013 - Professor Mark Rose: Applied Literary Criticism: The Role of the Expert in Copyright Litigation


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Week beginning May 6, 2013

Monday May 6 (5.15pm) (Taylor Institution, Oxford) Oxford Bibliographical Society (2012-13) - Richard Ovenden (Bodleian Library): Photography and the Book

Tuesday May 7 (5pm ) (TS Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton College, Oxford) James P.R. Lyell Lectures in Bibliography (2013) - Professor Richard Beadle (Cambridge): Aspects of Late-Medieval English Autograph Writings -- Medieval English Autograph Letters 2: The Hands of Others

Tuesday May 7 (5.30pm-7.30pm) (Room 349 (3rd floor), Senate House, Malet St., London WC1E 7HU) Seminar on the History of Libraries - Geoffrey Little (Concordia University Libraries): Adaptées aux milieux canadiens-français et catholiques: Educating Librarians to be Censors at the Université de Montréal, 1937-61

Wednesday May 8 (5pm) (Humss 188, University of Reading) Archives and Texts Seminars (2013) - Dr Lise Jaillant (University of British Columbia, Canada): Messy Modernism: Looking for Woolf, Eliot, Joyce and others in Publishers' Archives

Thursday May 9 - Friday May 10 (University of Freiburg, Germany) Conference - Network Conference for German Scholars of Book History and Print Culture

Friday May 10 (The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon) Symposium - Reanimating Playbooks: Editing for Performance, Performance for Editing

Saturday May 11 (St Paul’s Girls’ School, Brook Green, Hammersmith, London W6 7BS) Conference - Children's Book Publishing in the Hand-Press Period: progress in research.


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Week beginning May 13, 2013

Monday May 13 (5pm) (Humss 106, University of Reading) Archives and Texts Seminars (2013) - Dr Billy Smart (Film, Theatre & Television, Reading): The BBC Television Audience Research Reports, 1957-79: Recorded opinions and invisible expectations

Tuesday May 14 (6pm) (Room 104, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU) Seminar Series on Book Collecting - Brian Alderson: Collecting Children's Books

Wednesday May 15 (4.30-6pm, preceded by tea from 4.00pm) (Brotherton Room, Brotherton Library, University of Leeds) Seminar - Nicolas Barker: The Making of 'Printing and the Mind of Man'

Wednesday May 15 (5pm) (Morison Room, University Library, Cambridge) Cambridge Bibliographical Society (2012-13) - Professor Alison Sinclair: Today we shall go slumming


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Week beginning May 20, 2013

Monday May 20 (5.30pm) (Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE) Bibliographical Society - The Homee and Phiroze Randeria Lecture -- Bamber Gascoigne: Charmers and Charlatans

Wednesday May 22 - Friday May 24 (Université du Maine, Le Mans, France) Conference - Texts, Forms and Readings in Europe (18th-21st centuries): SHARP Focussed Conference

Saturday May 25 (Sir Duncan Rice Library, Centre for Early Modern Studies, University of Aberdeen) Symposium - The Hand in the Text: Renaissance Acts of Writing and Printerventions


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Week beginning May 27, 2013

Friday May 31 (Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester) Conference - Text and Image in the City: Print and Manuscript Culture in British and European Towns and Cities

Saturday June 1 (2pm) Edinburgh Bibliographical Society (2012–13) - Annual Visit -- The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two (formerly the Dean Gallery), 73 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DS. Material from the Ian Hamilton Finlay Archive


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Week beginning June 3, 2013

Tuesday June 4 (5.30pm-7.30pm) (Guard Room at Lambeth Palace) Seminar on the History of Libraries - Dunstan Roberts (Trinity Hall, Cambridge): 'Spirituall Garrisons'?: Catholic Books in Protestant Libraries - Intending visitors are asked to send an email in advance to mary.comer@churchofengland.org.

Wednesday June 5 (4.30pm; lecture to follow at 5:15 pm) (McKenna Room, Christ Church, Oxford) Oxford Bibliographical Society (2012-13) Annual General Meeting - Nigel Palmer (St Edmund Hall, Oxford): The Making of an Illustrated Prayerbook in 14th and 15th-Century Strasbourg: Ursula Begerin


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Week beginning June 10, 2013

Monday June 10 (Eliot Room, Conference Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB) Seminar - Textual Bibliography for Modern Foreign Languages

Tuesday June 11 (6pm) (The Court Room, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU) Seminar Series on Book Collecting - Julia Elton (Elton Engineering Books): How the Modern World was Made: The Literature of Engineering

Thursday June 13 (4:30 pm) (Munro Room, Queens' College, Cambridge) Cambridge Bibliographical Society (2012-13) - Tea, followed by the Annual General Meeting and a private view of Queens' College Old Library

Friday June 14 - Saturday June 15 (Trinity College, Oxford) Conference - Romanticism at the Fin de Siècle


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Week beginning June 17, 2013


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Week beginning June 24, 2013

Monday June 24 - Friday June 28 (Institute of English Studies, University of London) London Rare Books School (2013)

Monday June 24 (10-4) (Christodoulou Meeting Room 01, The Open University, Milton Keynes) Reading in Conflict: an Interdisciplinary Seminar

Tuesday June 25 (2-3.15pm, 3.30-5pm) (Lecture Room, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford) Lecture - The language of parchment: Learning about the history of medieval manuscripts with the help of visual assessment of parchment

Tuesday June 25 (2.30pm-4pm) (Keynes Room, Cambridge University Library) Cambridge Incunabula Masterclasses - Professor Lilian Armstrong: Hand Illumination on Venetian Incunabula in Cambridge University Library

Tuesday June 25 (5.30pm-7.30pm) Seminar on the History of Libraries - A Library Walk is being organized, to be led by Alice Ford-Smith, to commence at 5.30 p.m. at the Foyle Special Collections Library, Kings College, Strand (for a tailored display of material).

Friday June 28 (Warburg Institute, London ) Conference - Translation and the Circulation of Knowledge in Early Modern Science

Friday June 28 - Saturday June 29 (King's College, Cambridge) Conference - Floreat Bibliomania: Great Collectors and their Grand Designs - A centenary conference in memory of A.N.L. (Tim) Munby


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Week beginning July 1, 2013

Monday July 1 - Friday July 5 (Institute of English Studies, University of London) London Rare Books School (2013)

Monday July 1 (Manchester Metropolitan University) Conference - Libraries in the Public Sphere : how the past informs the present and the future

Tuesday July 2 (6pm) (Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, University of London) The Hilda Hulme Memorial Lecture - Professor Martin Mueller: 'Shakespeare His Contemporaries: Exploring Early Modern Drama in a Digital Environment

Wednesday July 3 (Biblioteca Histórica Marqués de Valdecilla, University Complutense of Madrid) Conference - Book History and Bibliography in Spain: Toward a Definition of Their Boundaries and Objectives / Bibliografía e Historia del Libro en España: hacia una definición de sus fronteras y objetivos

Thursday July 4 - Friday July 5 (Corsham Court, Corsham) Conference - Transitions

Thursday July 4 (2.30pm-4pm) (Milstein Room, Cambridge University Library) Cambridge Incunabula Masterclasses - Dr Falk Eisermann: The Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke (GW) database: structure, contents, retrieval strategies

Friday July 5 (2-5pm) (The British Library (Conference Centre, Eliot Room), London) Conference - Books, Catalogues and Databases: Exploring Renaissance Vernacular Aristotelianism


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Week beginning July 8, 2013

Tuesday July 9 (6pm) (The Court Room, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU) Seminar Series on Book Collecting - Robert Shepherd (Sangorski & Sutcliffe): The Cinderella of the Arts

Thursday July 11 (4pm-c.5.30pm) (Keynes Room, Cambridge University Library) Cambridge Incunabula Masterclasses - Professor William Sherman: The Reader’s Eye: Between Annotation and Illustration

Friday July 12 - Saturday July 13 (University of Salford, Manchester, UK) Conference - The 45th Annual Conference of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals: Tradition and New

Friday July 12 (2.30-3.30pm) (100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3DB) Visit to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (CILIP's Library & Information History Group)

Saturday July 13 (University of Leeds) Conference - Gendering the Book


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Week beginning July 15, 2013

Monday July 15 (5.15pm) (Taylor Institution, Oxford) Oxford Bibliographical Society (2012-13) - Visit to the Royal Society Library

Thursday July 18 - Sunday July 21 (Philadelphia) Conference - SHARP 2013: Geographies of the Book


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Week beginning July 22, 2013

Tuesday July 23 - Thursday July 25 (University of Chichester) Conference - Print Networks Conference: Travel, Topography and the Book Trade

Friday July 26 (Clifton Hill House, Lower Clifton Hill, University of Bristol) Conference - Early Modern Paratexts

Friday July 26 - Sunday July 28 (Queen Mary, University of London) Conference - News and the Shape of Europe 1500-1750


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Week beginning July 29, 2013


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Week beginning September 2, 2013

Friday September 6 - Sunday September 8 (University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter) Aberystwyth Bibliographical Group symposium


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Week beginning September 9, 2013


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Week beginning September 16, 2013

Monday September 16 - Tuesday September 17 (University of Oxford) Conference - Early Modern Texts: Digital Methods and Methodologies

Friday September 20 (6-8pm) (Gray's Inn Library, 5 South Square, High Holborn, London WC1R 5ET [meeting point]) Lost Libraries: a historical walking tour


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Week beginning September 23, 2013


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Week beginning September 30, 2013

Monday September 30 (10.30am-4.30pm) (Pitt Rivers Lecture Room, South Parks Road, Oxford) Conference - Edmond Malone's collection at the Bodleian Library


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Week beginning October 7, 2013


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Week beginning October 14, 2013

Monday October 14 (2.15-3.45pm) (Group Study Room, Radcliffe Science Library) Bodleian Masterclasses: Early modern books and libraries - Louisiane Ferlier (Oxford): John Wallis and the Bodleian: the quest for a 'universal library'

Tuesday October 15 (5.30pm) ( Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE) Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - The Annual General Meeting will take place at the Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ, at 5.00 p.m. The AGM will not be preceded by tea, but refreshments will be served after the meeting.At the close of business, Katharine Hogg, Librarian of the Gerald Coke Handel Collection, will introduce the collections and museum and show some highlights.

Thursday October 17 (5pm) (Room 10, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford) English Humanist Scripts up to c. 1509 [lectures] - David Rundle: English Humanist Scripts up to c.1509 -- I: Humanism and Script, Humanism and England

Friday October 18 (2.15pm) (Wharton Room, All Souls College, Oxford) Seminar on the History of the Book 1450-1800 - Dr Juan Carlos Conde: A Neglected Old Spanish Biblical Translation: the Biblia de Alonso Ximénez


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Week beginning October 21, 2013

Monday October 21 (2.15-3.45pm) (Pitt Rivers Museum Lecture Room, South Parks Road, Oxford) Bodleian Masterclasses: Medieval manuscripts and palaeography - Jean-Pascal Pouzet (Limoges): Describing codicological structures in western medieval manuscripts

Monday October 21 (7.30pm for 8pm) (St Mary's Church Hall, Chart Lane, Reigate) Conference - Cranston Lecture 2013 - Giles Mandelbrote: A Tale of Two Libraries: Lambeth Palace and Sion College in the 17th century / Sean Hawkins: The Rev. John Newman Harrison (1815-1901): a Quest

Thursday October 24 (5pm) (Room 10, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford) English Humanist Scripts up to c. 1509 [lectures] - David Rundle: English Humanist Scripts up to c.1509 -- II: English Humanism avant la lettre: the first decades of humanist book production in England, up to 1455

Friday October 25 (2.15pm) (Wharton Room, All Souls College, Oxford) Seminar on the History of the Book 1450-1800 - Dr David Pearson (Director of Culture, Heritage and Libraries, City of London): Patterns of Book Ownership in Seventeenth-Century England: an update


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Week beginning October 28, 2013

Monday October 28 (2.15-3.45pm) (Group Study Room, Radcliffe Science Library) Bodleian Masterclasses: Early modern books and libraries - Kasper van Ommen (Leiden): Annotated books from Scaliger’s library in Oxford

Monday October 28 (5pm) (Convocation House, Bodleian Library ) Introducing Colin Franklin Prize for Book Collecting - Brooke Palmieri (UCL): Collectanomics: the impact of book collecting on our evaluation of books

Wednesday October 30 (3.15pm to 7pm) (Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE) The Future and the Medical Book conference - The future of the book

Thursday October 31 (5pm) (Room 10, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford) English Humanist Scripts up to c. 1509 [lectures] - David Rundle: English Humanist Scripts up to c.1509 -- III: British Barbarians in Rome, and Scotland’s First Humanist

Friday November 1 (2.15pm) (Wharton Room, All Souls College, Oxford) Seminar on the History of the Book 1450-1800 - Dr Julia Walworth: A Vatican Press? A proposal from the 1570s in the archive of the Congregatio Concilii


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Week beginning November 4, 2013

Monday November 4 (2.15-3.45pm) (Pitt Rivers Museum Lecture Room, South Parks Road, Oxford) Bodleian Masterclasses: Medieval manuscripts and palaeography - Orietta Da Rold (Cambridge): Codicology and localization in medieval English manuscripts

Monday November 4 (5.30-7.00pm) (The Institute of English Studies, University of London, Senate House, Room 234, London) Paper, Pen and Ink: Manuscript Cultures in Early Modern England - Tom Lockwood (University of Birmingham): 'With wordes of my profession I replie': New Manuscripts of Sir John Davies (1569-1626) and the Development of Manuscript Studies

Tuesday November 5 (5.30pm-7.30pm) ( Senate Room, 1st floor, Senate House, Malet St., London WC1E 7HU ) Seminar on the History of Libraries (2013-14) - Ian Willison, C.B.E. (Institute of English Studies): The Archival Research Library in the West: from the Alexandrian Library to the Present Day

Thursday November 7 (5pm) (Room 10, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford) English Humanist Scripts up to c. 1509 [lectures] - David Rundle: English Humanist Scripts up to c.1509 -- IV: The Dutch Connexion: the significance of Low Countries scribes from Theoderic Werken to Pieter Meghen

Friday November 8 (2.15pm) (Wharton Room, All Souls College, Oxford) Seminar on the History of the Book 1450-1800 - Professor Ian Maclean: The Latin trade in Europe before and after the Thirty Years War (1600-1750): the case of law

Friday November 8 (5pm-6pm) (Room 3, Taylor Institution, St Giles , OX1 3NA) Future of Editing - Dr Brett D. Hirsch: Electronically Editing Fair Em Comedy, Computers, Canons, and Collaborators

Saturday November 9 (Royal Institution, London) Conference - Chemistry and its Books


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Week beginning November 11, 2013

Monday November 11 (2.15-3.45pm) (Group Study Room, Radcliffe Science Library) Bodleian Masterclasses: Early modern books and libraries - Dunstan Roberts (Cambridge): Henrician Sammelbände

Tuesday November 12 (6-7.30pm) (University of London's Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU) Seminar Series on Book Collecting 2013 - (The Court Room (Senate House, first floor)) Michael Graves-Johnston (Antiquarian and Rare Books): Collecting the Distant World

Thursday November 14 (5pm) (Room 10, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford) English Humanist Scripts up to c. 1509 [lectures] - David Rundle: English Humanist Scripts up to c.1509 -- V: The Butcher of England and the Reform of Learning: the circle of John Tiptoft, Earl of Worcester

Friday November 15 - Sunday November 17 (Library of Birmingham) Conference - Resurrecting the Book

Friday November 15 (2.15pm) (Wharton Room, All Souls College, Oxford) Seminar on the History of the Book 1450-1800 - Professor Dominique Varry (ENSSIB, Lyon): Lyon in the 18th Century; official production, counterfeits and piracies


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Week beginning November 18, 2013

Monday November 18 (2.15-3.45pm) (Pitt Rivers Museum Lecture Room, South Parks Road, Oxford) Bodleian Masterclasses: Medieval manuscripts and palaeography - David Rundle (Essex): There and Back: travels between gothic and humanist scripts in fifteenth-century England

Tuesday November 19 (5.30pm) ( Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE) Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - Cristina Dondi and Neil Harris: Francesco de Madiis, bookseller in Venice, 1484-88

Wednesday November 20 (3.15pm to 7pm) (Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE) The Future and the Medical Book conference - Collecting books

Wednesday November 20 (5pm) (Milstein Seminar Rooms, University Library, Cambridge) Cambridge Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - Professor David McKitterick (Librarian and Vice-Master at Trinity College Cambridge): What is the use of books without pictures? Empty space in early printed books

Wednesday November 20 - Friday November 22 (École normale supérieure, Paris) Conference - 10th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS 2013): Variance in textual scholarship and genetic criticism

Thursday November 21 (5pm) (Room 10, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford) English Humanist Scripts up to c. 1509 [lectures] - David Rundle: English Humanist Scripts up to c.1509 -- VI: The Victory of Italic in English Diplomatic Correspondence

Friday November 22 (2.15pm) (Wharton Room, All Souls College, Oxford) Seminar on the History of the Book 1450-1800 - Mr Geri Della Rocca De Candal: On Pre-Aldine Greek editions

Friday November 22 (5pm-6pm) (Room 2,Taylor Institution, St Giles , OX1 3NA) Future of Editing - Professor Greg Walker: Performance as Research: Performing the Three Estates

Friday November 22 - Sunday November 24 (École Normale supérieure, Paris) Conference - 10th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS 2013): Variance in textual scholarship and genetic criticism/La variance en philologie et dans la critique génétique

Saturday November 23 (St Peter’s College, Oxford) Conference - Text and Book in the Age of Swift

Sunday November 24 - Monday November 25 (Stationers’ Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4M 7DD) 35th Annual Conference on Book Trade History: Working for the Booksellers: Authors and Publishers in Book Trade History


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Week beginning November 25, 2013

Sunday November 24 - Monday November 25 (Stationers’ Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4M 7DD) 35th Annual Conference on Book Trade History: Working for the Booksellers: Authors and Publishers in Book Trade History

Monday November 25 (5.15pm) (Christ Church Upper Library) Oxford Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - Martin Andrews and Alan May: The One-Pull Press: Workshop on Early Printing and Casting Type

Friday November 29 (2.15pm) (Wharton Room, All Souls College, Oxford) Seminar on the History of the Book 1450-1800 - Dr Adalbert Roth (Vatican Library): On some liturgical incunabula in the Vatican Library


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Week beginning December 2, 2013

Tuesday December 3 (5.30pm-7.30pm) (The Board Room of the British Library, Euston Rd., St. Pancras, London) Seminar on the History of Libraries (2013-14) - John Goldfinch (British Library): The Survival of the Old Royal Library Collections 1660-1760

Friday December 6 (Victoria and Albert Museum, London) Book History Research Network Study Day: The Art of Books

Friday December 6 (2.15pm) (Wharton Room, All Souls College, Oxford) Seminar on the History of the Book 1450-1800 - Dr David Rundle, Transfer, Transmission and Reception: thoughts from the fifteenth century on how ideas (fail to) spread


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Week beginning December 9, 2013

Tuesday December 10 (6-7.30pm) (University of London's Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU) Seminar Series on Book Collecting 2013 - (The Court Room (Senate House, first floor)) John Spiers (Senior Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies and Visiting Professor at the University of Glamorgan): The Obscure Origins, Wonderful Life, and Shock Death of The Railway Library in British Fiction


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Week beginning December 16, 2013

Monday December 16 (All Souls College, Oxford) Workshop - Printing mathematics in the early modern world

Tuesday December 17 (5.30pm) ( Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE) Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - Jessica Berenbeim: Codicology and Single Sheets


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2014

Week beginning January 6, 2014

Monday January 6 (6.30-7.30pm) (Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB) Panizzi Lectures - Robert Darnton: Censors at Work: Bourbon France, Imperialist India and Communist East Germany -- Bourbon France: Privilege and Repression

Tuesday January 7 (6.30-7.30pm) (Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB) Panizzi Lectures - Robert Darnton: Censors at Work: Bourbon France, Imperialist India and Communist East Germany -- Imperialist India: Liberalism and Imperialism

Wednesday January 8 (5pm) (Senate Room, Senate House (first floor), Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU) Seminar on the History of Libraries (2013-14) - Professor Robert Darnton: Censorship: Case Studies and Conflicting Interpretations (and round-table discussion)

Wednesday January 8 (5.15-6.45pm) (Lecture Hall, Dr Williams's Library, 14 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AR) Dissenting Studies Seminar Series (paper) - Jane Giscombe (Dr Williams’s Library, London): Henry Crabb Robinson and the Dissenters: His Reading in Colchester 1790-95

Thursday January 9 (6.30-7.30pm) (Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB) Panizzi Lectures - Robert Darnton: Censors at Work: Bourbon France, Imperialist India and Communist East Germany -- Communist East Germany: Planning and Persecution


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Week beginning January 13, 2014

Monday January 13 (5.30-7.00pm) (The Institute of English Studies, University of London, Senate House, Room 234, London) Paper, Pen and Ink: Manuscript Cultures in Early Modern England - Helen Smith (University of York): Paper: Beyond Words

Tuesday January 14 (6-7.30pm) (University of London's Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU) Seminar Series on Book Collecting 2013 - (Room G35 (Ground Floor)) Anthony Payne (independent antiquarian bookseller): Censorship and the Limits of Bibliography and Collecting: The Case of Richard Hakluyt and the Earl of Essex

Friday January 17 - Saturday January 18 (Royal Flemish Academy for the Humanities and Art, Brussels, Belgium) Conference - European Middlebrow Cultures, 1880-1950: Reception, Translation, Circulation


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Week beginning January 20, 2014

Tuesday January 21 (5.30pm) ( Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE) Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - Alixe Bovey: From St Bartholomew's to the Old Royal Library: The Smithfield Decretals as a Law Book

Friday January 24 - Saturday January 25 (Liverpool) Conference - Community Libraries: Connecting Readers in the Atlantic World, 1650-1850 - Libraries in the Atlantic World


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Week beginning January 27, 2014

Monday January 27 (5pm) (Humss Room 127, University of Reading) Archives and Texts seminar - Professor Alexis Weedon and Professor Bob Owens (University of Bedfordshire): Researching the Publishing History of The Pilgrim’s Progress

Thursday January 30 (3.15pm to 7pm) (Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE) The Future and the Medical Book conference - The digital book


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Week beginning February 3, 2014

Monday February 3 (5.15pm) (Taylor Institution, Oxford) Oxford Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - Peter Stokes (King's College London): Digital Approaches to Manuscript Studies: Problems, Potential and DigiPal

Monday February 3 (5.30-7.00pm) (The Institute of English Studies, University of London, Senate House, Room 234, London) Paper, Pen and Ink: Manuscript Cultures in Early Modern England - Sebastiaan Verweij (University of Oxford): Reading Records: The Commonplace Books of Francis Russell at Woburn Abbey

Tuesday February 4 (5.30pm-7.30pm) ( Senate Room, 1st floor, Senate House, Malet St., London WC1E 7HU ) Seminar on the History of Libraries (2013-14) - Professor Alan Nelson (University of California, Berkeley): Tracing Books through 17th Century Libraries: the Case of Humphrey Dyson and Richard Smith


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Week beginning February 10, 2014

Wednesday February 12 (5pm) (Milstein Seminar Rooms, University Library, Cambridge) Cambridge Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - Dr Anke Timmermann (Munby Fellow): Pictorial transformations: alchemy and images in Cambridge manuscripts

Friday February 14 (6-7.30pm) (London) Conference - Lonely hearts, wedding bells and illicit pleasures: a far from sentimental journey of how London loved in print


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Week beginning February 17, 2014

Monday February 17 (5.15pm) (Taylor Institution, Oxford) Oxford Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - Alixe Bovey (University of Kent): Miniature Giants: Gogmagog and Corineus in Manuscript and Print

Tuesday February 18 (5.30pm) ( Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE) Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - John Milson and Jessie Ann Owens: From concept to printed book: the genesis and manufacture of Thomas Morley’s 1597 music treatise

Thursday February 20 (5pm) (Lecture Theatre 2, English Faculty, St Cross Building, Oxford) Annual D.F. McKenzie lecture (2014) - Dr William Noel (University of Pennsylvania): Bibliography in bits: The study of books in the twenty-first century

Friday February 21 (5pm) (MBI Al-Jaber Auditorium, Corpus Christi College, Oxford) Lowe Lectures (2014) - Dr Erik Kwakkel: The Birth of Gothic Script - The Evolution from Caroline Minuscule to Gothic Textualis


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Week beginning February 24, 2014

Monday February 24 (5pm) (Humss Room 127, University of Reading) Archives and Texts seminar - Dr Lucy Pearson (University of Newcastle): 'We met at a party': Professional children's publishing and the 'lady editor'

Tuesday February 25 (5pm) (MBI Al-Jaber Auditorium, Corpus Christi College, Oxford) Lowe Lectures (2014) - Dr Erik Kwakkel: The Birth of Gothic Script - Regional Variety

Wednesday February 26 (5pm) (Milstein Seminar Rooms, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge) Sandars lectures - Professor Nigel Morgan: Samuel Sandars as collector of illuminated manuscripts

Thursday February 27 (3.15pm to 7pm) (Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE) The Future and the Medical Book conference - Book preservation and conservation

Thursday February 27 (5pm) (MBI Al-Jaber Auditorium, Corpus Christi College, Oxford) Lowe Lectures (2014) - Dr Erik Kwakkel: The Birth of Gothic Script - Adopting a New Script


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Week beginning March 3, 2014

Monday March 3 (5.30-7.00pm) (The Institute of English Studies, University of London, Senate House, Room 234, London) Paper, Pen and Ink: Manuscript Cultures in Early Modern England - Christopher Burlinson (Jesus College, Cambridge): Manuscripts in the Early Modern Universities

Tuesday March 4 (5.30pm-7.30pm) ( Senate Room, Senate House, 1st floor, Malet St., London WC1E 7HU ) Seminar on the History of Libraries (2013-14) - Ed Potten (Cambridge University Library): The Rest of the Iceberg: Non-Bibliophile Libraries in the Nineteenth Century

Wednesday March 5 (5pm) (Milstein Seminar Rooms, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge) Sandars lectures - Professor Nigel Morgan: The Illuminated Manuscripts I


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Week beginning March 10, 2014

Monday March 10 (5pm) (Humss Room 127, University of Reading) Archives and Texts seminar - Dr Ruth Bush (University of Westminster): Editorial craft and francophone African literature[New!]

Wednesday March 12 (5pm) (Milstein Seminar Rooms, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge) Sandars lectures - Professor Nigel Morgan: The Illuminated Manuscripts II[New!]

Thursday March 13 (5pm) (Lecture Room 23, Balliol College, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BJ) Oliver Smithies Lecture - Dr Katherine Zieman: William Gray and his Books[New!]


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Week beginning March 17, 2014

Monday March 17 (5.30-7.00pm) (The Institute of English Studies, University of London, Senate House, Room 234, London) Paper, Pen and Ink: Manuscript Cultures in Early Modern England - Carlo Bajetta (Università della Valle d'Aosta): Making Sense of Chaos: Analysing Early Modern Manuscripts

Tuesday March 18 (5.30pm) (Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE) Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - Presidential Address -- Christine Ferdinand: Booksellers after Bankruptcy: Strategies for Recovery

Tuesday March 18 (2-4pm) (Pitt Rivers Museum Lecture Room, Oxford) Workshop - The Book of Fame[New!]

Wednesday March 19 (5pm) (Humss Room 127, University of Reading) Archives and Texts seminar - Professor Daniel Göske (Universität Kassel) [Joint seminar with German Studies]: Title TBC[New!]

Thursday March 20 (3.15pm to 7pm) (Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE) The Future and the Medical Book conference - Writing books

Friday March 21 (Albert Sloman Library, University of Essex) Half-day course - Making the Most of Special Collections: unlocking secrets of early printed books [New!]


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Friday March 28 - Saturday March 29 (Université Paris-Diderot) Conference - Illustration and Narrative Construction


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Monday March 31 - Wednesday April 2 (All Souls College and Maison Française, Oxford ) Conference - Transforming the early modern Republic of Letters: Literature, Learning, Logic, Books[New!]


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Week beginning April 7, 2014

Friday April 11 (10.30-17.00) (Conference Centre, University of Sussex) Conference - Early Career Research Network Symposium: Editing[New!]

Saturday April 12 (Conference Room, Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road Manchester M13 9RD) Conference - AHRC Network: Voices and Books, 1500-1800 (workshop 1)[New!]


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Week beginning April 14, 2014

Monday April 14 (5.30-7.00pm) (The Institute of English Studies, University of London, Senate House, Room 234, London) Paper, Pen and Ink: Manuscript Cultures in Early Modern England - Heather Wolfe (Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC): Rethinking the Price, Quality, and Social Significance of Writing Paper in Early Modern England

Tuesday April 15 (5.30pm) ( Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE) Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - Graham Pollard Memorial Lecture -- Charles Sebag-Montefiore: Robert Stayner Holford (1808-92): A Great Victorian Collector Re-discovered


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Week beginning April 21, 2014

Wednesday April 23 - Friday April 25 (University of Vienna, Austria) Conference - Scientiae Vienna 2014

Friday April 25 (9am-6pm) (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, University of Cambridge) Conference - Thinking with Things, 1500-1940[New!]


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Week beginning April 28, 2014

Monday April 28 (5.15pm) (Taylor Institution, Oxford) Oxford Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - Angelo Nuovo (University of Udine, Italy): The End of the Manutius Dynasty (1597)

Monday April 28 (5.30-7.00pm) (The Institute of English Studies, University of London, Senate House, Room 234, London) Paper, Pen and Ink: Manuscript Cultures in Early Modern England - Andrew Gordon (University of Aberdeen): The Parish Clerk and the Parish Record in Early Modern London


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Week beginning May 5, 2014

Wednesday May 7 (5.15pm) (Taylor Institution, Oxford) Oxford Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - (3.30pm) Visit to the ALL SOULS COLLEGE LIBRARY. Members wishing to come are asked to inform the Secretary at least 2 weeks in advance.

Saturday May 10 Seminar on the History of Libraries (2013-14) - Dr. Geoff Day (Fellows’ Librarian, Winchester College) will host a visit to the College Library and Archives at Winchester College


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Week beginning May 12, 2014

Monday May 12 (5.15pm) (Taylor Institution, Oxford) Oxford Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - Cristina Dondi (University of Oxford): To Think again at the First Printing Revolution -- With both Eyes on Books, Trade, Prices, and Use

Wednesday May 14 (5pm) (Milstein Seminar Rooms, University Library, Cambridge) Cambridge Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - Professor Mirjam Foot (Professor Emeritus at University College, London): Samuel Sandars (1837–1894): a taste for fine bindings[New!]


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Week beginning May 19, 2014

Monday May 19 (5.30-7.00pm) (The Institute of English Studies, University of London, Senate House, Room 234, London) Paper, Pen and Ink: Manuscript Cultures in Early Modern England - William Poole (New College, Oxford): Printed Books v. Manuscripts: Economies of Production and Economies of Reception[New!]

Tuesday May 20 - Wednesday May 21 (St Anne’s College, Oxford) Conference - Textuality in Transition: A workshop on editing texts from medieval Britain[New!]

Tuesday May 20 (5.30pm) (Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE) Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - Homee and Phiroze Randeria Lecture -- Marie-Luisa Lopez-Vidriero: Bindings for a dream: The creation of a semiotic for the King’s books[New!]

Wednesday May 21 (5pm) (T.S. Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton College, Oxford) Lecture - Peter W.M. Blayney: 'Once upon a time there were three Georges': Infringement of 'copyright' in the 1520s[New!]


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Week beginning May 26, 2014

Monday May 26 (5.30-7.00pm) (The Institute of English Studies, University of London, Senate House, Room 234, London) Paper, Pen and Ink: Manuscript Cultures in Early Modern England - Julia Craig-McFeely (University of Oxford): Lute Manuscripts and their Uses

Wednesday May 28 - Saturday May 31 (Erfurt/Gotha (Germany)) Conference - Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe: Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption

Friday May 30 - Saturday June 1 (Liverpool) Conference - Community Libraries: Connecting Readers in the Atlantic World, 1650-1850 -- Digital Approaches to Library History


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Week beginning June 2, 2014

Monday June 2 (Conference Centre, British Library, London) Seminar - Textual Bibliography for Modern Foreign Languages[New!]

Tuesday June 3 (5.30pm-7.30pm) (Guard Room at Lambeth Palace, London, SE1 7JU) Seminar on the History of Libraries (2013-14) - Dr Caroline Bowden (Queen Mary, University of London): On early modern convent libraries.

Thursday June 5 - Friday June 6 (Centre for the History of the Media, University College Dublin, Ireland) Conference - A Changing Book Market? Spain and Portugal, 1601-1650


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Week beginning June 9, 2014

Monday June 9 (5.15pm) (Taylor Institution, Oxford) Oxford Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - (McKenna Room, Christ Church) Annual General Meeting -- Meeting to begin at 4.30 pm; lecture to follow at 5:15 pm after brief interval for tea. -- Gabrielle Rossi Rognoni (Royal College of Music, London): Grand Prince Ferdinando de' Medici and Music, with Particular Attention to His Lost Musical Library

Wednesday June 11 (5pm) (Milstein Seminar Rooms, University Library, Cambridge) Cambridge Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - Mark Purcell (Curator of Libraries, the National Trust): Clumber: the rise and fall of a great ducal library

Saturday June 14 (Sheffield Hallam University) Conference - Culture Wars 1900-1950[New!]


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Week beginning June 16, 2014

Monday June 16 - Friday June 20 (London) London Palaeography Summer School

Wednesday June 18 - Friday June 20 (Bibliothèque centrale du Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Collège de France (Institut des civilisations, site cardinal-Lemoine)) Conference - Books and Technique across the Globe before the 20th Century

Thursday June 19 - Saturday June 21 (University of St Andrews) Conference - The St Andrews Book Conference for 2014: Lost Books


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Week beginning June 23, 2014

Monday June 23 - Friday June 27 (London) London Rare Books School

Tuesday June 24 Seminar on the History of Libraries (2013-14) - After the success of the last session's Library Walk, led by Alice Ford-Smith, it is hoped that another walk will be organized -- Venue and date to be confirmed

Saturday June 28 (Birkbeck College, London) Conference - Peversions of Paper[New!]


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Week beginning June 30, 2014

Monday June 30 - Friday July 4 (London) London Rare Books School

Wednesday July 2 - Friday July 4 (Uppsala University, Sweden) Conference - The Instability of Intellectual Property (The Sixth Annual ISHTIP Workshop 2014)

Saturday July 5 (Centre for the Study of the Book, University of Oxford) Conference - Error and Print Culture, 1500-1800[New!]


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Week beginning July 7, 2014

Monday July 7 - Wednesday July 9 (The Early Modern Research Centre, University of Reading) Conference - Reading Conference in Early Modern Studies

Wednesday July 9 (4pm) (Syndicate Room, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) Cambridge Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - A private view of manuscripts and books in the Founder's Library -- followed by tea and the Annual General Meeting in the Syndicate Room

Saturday July 12 (Senate House in London) Conference - Medieval and Renaissance Lost Libraries (2014 Library & Information History Conference)[New!]


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Week beginning July 14, 2014

Wednesday July 16 - Thursday July 17 (Queen Mary, University of London) Conference - The Edition as Argument, 1550-1750


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Week beginning July 21, 2014

Tuesday July 22 (5.15pm) (Taylor Institution, Oxford) Oxford Bibliographical Society (2013-14) - Visit to the ST GEORGE'S CHAPEL ARCHIVES & CHAPTER LIBRARY AT WINDSOR. The tour will include a view of some of the extraordinary treasures from the Archives collections and an opportunity to see a selection of rare books in the Chapter Library. St George's Library and Archives have been in existence from the very establishment of the College in 1348. The first books were kept chained to desks in the Chapel. Among the early printed books are a very fine Caxton, The Mirrour of the World and the Crafte to Lyve Well and To Dye Well printed by Wynkyn de Worde. Members wishing to join the party are asked to inform the Secretary of the Society at least 3 weeks in advance.

Tuesday July 22 - Wednesday July 23 (St. Anne’s College, Oxford) Conference - Print Networks Conference: Worlds of Learning: Education and the Book Trade


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Monday September 8 - Tuesday September 9 (University of Oxford) Conference - Forms and Formats: Experimenting with Print, 1695–1815


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Wednesday September 17 - Sunday September 21 (Antwerp) Conference - SHARP 2014


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Thursday November 13 - Friday November 14 (St Bride Library, London) Conference - Landmarks in printing: from origins to the digital age


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Friday January 23 - Saturday January 24 (London) Conference - Community Libraries: Connecting Readers in the Atlantic World, 1650-1850 - Libraries in the Community


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Thursday March 19 - Saturday March 21 (The Royal Society, London) Conference - Publish or Perish? Scientific periodicals from 1665 to the present


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