Professor Andrew Pettegree, University of St Andrews
‘Absent friends: bibliography and the problem of lost books. Notes from the Universal Short Title Catalogue’
The Universal Short Title Catalogue (http://www.ustc.ac.uk) began as a survey of French religious books but has grown into a collective database of all books published in Europe between the invention of printing and the end of the sixteenth century. It is therefore an essential research resource for scholars in many disciplines. The Director of the project, Andrew Pettegree, is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews. He has written several major studies of the Reformation and 16th-century print culture and is the author, most recently of The Book in the Renaissance.
22 November, 5pm, Merton College, Mure Room
Followed by refreshments
Engraving by Droeshout, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
The Lyell readership in bibliography at Oxford University is endowed by a bequest from James Patrick Ronaldson Lyell (1871–1948), a solicitor, book collector and bibliographer. Each year since 1952, a distinguished scholar has been elected to deliver the lectures, usually six in number, on any topic of bibliography, broadly conceived.
Lyell Lectures 2012
Lukas Erne, University of Geneva
“Shakespeare and the Book Trade”
Location: TS Eliot Lecture Theatre at Merton College, all lectures take place at 5pm.
- Tuesday, 24 April (TODAY), ‘Shakespeare and the Book Trade, 1593-1622: An Introduction’
- Thursday,26 April, ‘Shakespeare, Publication, and Authorial Misattribution’
- Tuesday, 1 May, ‘Introducing Shakespeare’s Early Publishers’
- Thursday, 3 May, ‘Investing in Shakespeare’s Playbooks’
- Tuesday, 8 May, ‘Investing in Shakespeare’s Poems’
Related links: Lyell Lectures webpage