Research Uncovered—The visualization of the circulation of books over time and space


Cristina DondiWhat: 
The visualization of the circulation of books over time and space: How we got there

Who: Cristina Dondi

When: 13.00—14.00, Tuesday 8 November 2016

Where: Weston Library Lecture Theatre  (map)

Access: all are welcome

Admission: free

Booking: registration is required

Cristina will present 15cV, a powerful tool for the visualization of the movement of 15th-century printed books, from the time and place where they were printed to where they are today, via the many places and people who distributed, purchased, owned, and annotated them over the following 500-year period. Unanswered historical queries on the impact of printing on early modern society can now be addressed for the first time. Cristina will illustrate how the project which is making visualization possible—probably one of the largest collaborative enterprises in the humanities—was set up and keeps growing.

Visualizing the 15th-century booktrade

Cristina Dondi is Oakeshott Senior Research Fellow in the Humanities at Lincoln College, and Secretary of the Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL).

She is the Principal Investigator of the 5-year project 15cBOOKTRADE, funded by the European Research Council (ERC), which started in April 2014.

Cristina was one of the editors of the Bodleian catalogue of incunabula, Bod-inc (OUP 2005), and the creator of the international databases Material Evidence in Incunabula (MEI) and TEXT-inc.

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