Research events and opportunities from Bodleian Special Collections

A person touching a book of heat-sensitive paper with one hand, holding a hot drink cup with the other hand
Artist Laura Kriefman experiencing ‘To You’, by book artist Yiota Demetriou. Image by George Margelis 2019. See the BOOKNESS podcast: https://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/theconveyor/bookness-yiota-demetriou/

*PhD Studentship* A new PhD studentship, ‘Atlantic Stories, Colonial Legacies and the Bodleian, 1650-1800’, has now been advertised on the Coventry University website where applicants can apply, and also on the website ‘Find A PhD’.  Deadline 27 May.

Bodleian Special Collections Coffee mornings
Every Friday in termtime, 10:30-11:30 in the Visiting Scholars’ Centre (Level 2, Weston Library)
A Bodleian reader card or University card is required for access to the Weston Library, Visiting Scholars’ Centre.
Each week a guest speaker shows new acquisitions, discoveries or re-discoveries from the Special Collections.

The Lyell Lectures 2024 start 23 April
Stephen Oakley (Cambridge)
Copying the Classics (and Fathers): explorations in the transmission of Latin texts
Lecture 1: The transmission of Julius Caesar’s Civil War — Tuesday 23 April 2024, 5.15–6.15pm
HANDOUT FOR FIRST LECTURE LINKED HERE

Lecture 2: The transmission of the Corpus Cyprianum and Pontius’ Life of Cyprian — Thursday 25 April 2024, 5.15–6.15pm

Lecture 3: Cross-fertilization and the limits of the genealogical method: the case of Catullus — Tuesday 30 April 2024, 5.15–6.15pm

Lecture 4: What happens when incunables replace manuscripts? — Tuesday 7 May 2024, 5.15–6.15pm

Lecture 5: Some generalizations about the shape and geographical spread of Latin textual traditions  — Thursday 9 May 2024, 5.15–6.35pm

All at 5:15 pm, Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, Weston Library
See event listing for details of registration. Lectures will be recorded.

Printing  activities at the Bodleian
Save the dates; Sat/Sun 11-12 May, 12-4 pm, Oxfordshire ArtWeeks at the Bodleian Bibliographical Press, all welcome

Oxford Bibliographical Society Events

Thursday 16 May at 5.15 pm
Lise Jaillant (Loughborough University)
Christ Church, Upper Library

Thursday 6 June at 5.15 pm
Balliol College, Old Common Room at 5.15
The art of antiquarian forgery in Georgian Britain
Peter Lindfield (Cardiff University)