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Conference: The Book at the Bodleian

For twenty years, the Lyell benefaction has offered a career development fellowship that has enabled scholars to study subjects that have included the History of the Book, bibliography and palaeography. Now, these nine Lyell Fellows come together for the first time to reflect on developments in their respective fields and present their current research.

Register now for what promises to be a lively, engaging and thought-provoking conference! 

Date: Monday 25th April 2022

Venue: The Weston Lecture theatre (Oxford) and also streamed live

Time: 11am-6pm (BST)

Programme for “The Book at the Bodleian”
11am-11.15am
Richard Ovenden: Welcome
Session 1
11.15am-11.40am
Niels Gaul: “Reconstructing Transmission in the Absence of Manuscript Evidence: The Case of Classicising Learning in (Early) Ninth-century Byzantium”
11.40am-12.05pm
Georgi Parpulov: “Revolutions in the History of Greek Handwriting”
12.05pm-12.30pm
David Rundle: “The Library of Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester: The State of Our Ignorance”
Qs: 12.30pm-12.45pm

12.45pm-2pm: Lunch

Session 2
2pm-2.25pm
Cristina Dondi: “The European Printing Revolution”
2.25pm-2.50pm
Irene Ceccherini: “Italian Palaeography Through the Lenses of the Canonici Collection in the Bodleian Library”
2.50pm-3.15pm
Barbara Bombi: “Papal Letters, Canonical Collections and Diplomatic”
Qs: 3.15pm-3.30pm

3.30pm-4pm: Coffee break

Session 3
4pm-4.25pm
Jason McElligott: “Book Theft as a Methodology for the History of Reading”
4.25pm-4.50pm
Giles Bergel: “Book History and the Digital Turn”
4.50pm-5.15pm
Stewart J. Brookes: “Intelligently Artificial and Palaeographically Digital”
Qs: 5.15pm-5.30pm
5.30pm-6pm
Marc Smith and Tessa Webber: Closing remarks

6pm-7.15pm: Wine reception

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