Oxford Bibliographical Society Lecture on Photography and the Book

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Monday, 6 May 2013
Taylor Institution, Seminar Room 3
5.15 p.m

Richard Ovenden (Bodleian Library)

Photography and the Book

Richard Ovenden was Keeper of Special Collections and, since 2011, is Deputy Librarian of the Bodleian Libraries. He was educated at Durham University and University College London, and has worked as a professional librarian since 1985. He has served on the staff of Durham University Library, the House of Lords Library, the National Library of Scotland (as Deputy Head of the Rare Books Section), at the University of Edinburgh (as Director of Collections), and since 2003 at the Bodleian Libraries Oxford.

He has published widely on the history of collecting, the history of photography and on professional concerns of the library, archive, and information world.  Recently Richard headed Oxford’s involvement with the Google mass digitization project. He holds a Professorial Fellowship at St Hugh’s College, Oxford.

Also coming up next week

See the Centre for the Study of the Book website for more details about these events and more sessions later this term.
Tuesday 7 May: Scott Scullion, “15th- to 18th-Century Ancient Greek Books”
Worcester College, 5 pm
Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles event

Wednesday 8 May: Anders Ingram, “The Cadiz Expedition (1596) and censorship in Elizabethan England”
Masterclass with Special Collections materials
Radcliffe Science Library, Group Study Room, 2:00 pm [map]

Related Links Richard Ovenden on Twitter | Richard Ovenden Bodleian Library staff profile | Centre for the Study of the Book | Oxford Bibliographical Society homepage | Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles

Oxford Bibliographical Society Lecture Mon 25 Feb

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Monday, 25 February 2013
Taylor Institution, Seminar Room 3, 17:15

Paddy Bullard (University of Kent)
“Bare words not being sufficient…”
Tacit Knowledge and Early Modern Books

Dr Paddy Bullard is lecturer in eighteenth-century studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury. From January 2005 to December 2009 he was an AHRC Research Fellow attached to the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift, and Rank Junior Research Fellow at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. His monograph, Edmund Burke and the Art of Rhetoric, was published by Cambridge in 2011, and he has co-edited with James McLaverty a volume of essays, Jonathan Swift and the Eighteenth-Century Book (CUP, 2013). He is currently completing a new scholarly edition of Burke’s Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful, and a book on the British enlightenment and the cognitive unconscious.

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Magdalen Library Talk Wed 27 Feb

Title cover of 1563 edition

Title cover of 1563 edition

Magdalen Library Talk

Wednesday 27 February, 5.30pm

Dr Tom Freeman will talk about how one of the most influential publications ever, John Foxe’s “Actes and Monuments” or “Book of Martyrs,” came into being. There will be a chance to examine close up the three editions owned by Magdalen College: the first two editions (1563 and 1570), which were presented to the College by Foxe himself, as well as the copiously illustrated edition of 1631, which the College recently acquired.

The exhibition of early medical books continues in the Old Library too, and will be available for viewing.

Related Publications

Related Links Magdalen College Library and Archives | Special Collections at Magdalen College | johnfoxe.org

Oxford Bibliographical Society Lecture Mon 28 Jan

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Monday, 28 January 2013
Taylor Institution, Lecture Theatre, 5.15 p.m.

RICHARD GAMESON (Durham University)

The Earliest English Royal Books

Richard Gameson is Professor of the History of the Book at Durham University. He has published some 80 studies on medieval manuscripts, book collections and art.  His most recent publication is The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain vol. I, c. 400-1100 (2012).  He has just completed a book on the history and contexts of the Lindisfarne Gospels, to accompany a spectacular loan exhibition to be held in Durham this summer (2013).

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22 Nov talk:’Absent friends: bibliography and the problem of lost books. Notes from the Universal Short Title Catalogue’, Prof Andrew Pettegree

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

All welcome!