When? – Thursday, 29th September – Opens 9:15 AMWhere? – University College and New College, OxfordTickets: https://fixr.co/event/obs-centenary-colloquium-dinner-tickets-949102052 Please join us for a colloquium and dinner to celebrate the centenary of the Oxford Bibliographical Society! The colloquium will be held at University College, Oxford. The programme, which we will circulate shortly, will feature both established and …
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(23rd May) Botany and Zoology Treasure of New College Library
As part of New College Library’s series of subject-themed exhibitions, on Monday, 23 May we shall have on display for you rare books and manuscripts from the library’s fabulous collections relating to Botany and Zoology.
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 …
(10 March, 5:15 p.m.) Philip W. Errington: Harry Potter and the descriptive bibliography
When? – Thursday 10 March 2022 at 5:15 p.m.Where? – Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College, and online via Zoom The bibliography of J.K. Rowling was first published in 2015 and became an unexpected best-seller. Join us for insights into the wizarding world of Harry Potter bibliography and some thoughts about the challenges of writing a book …
(24 Feb, 12:30) Loose Threads. An interdisciplinary
When? – Thursday 24 February 2022 at 12:30 p.m.Online via ZOOM(for the link please contact email@example.com) An introduction to the Bodleian Conservation team’s work on textiles in libraries, an area that merges the artificially separate disciplines of textile, book and object conservation, drawing on the expertise of textile historians, craftspeople, embroiders and artists to create …
(10 Feb. 22, 5:30) Re-using manuscripts in late medieval England
While book production increased during the long fifteenth century, older books were still used and efforts were made to sustain them. Hannah Ryley will explore a range of late medieval manuscript re-uses in England, focusing on the practices and processes of parchment production, repair, recycling and sharing. Thursday 10 February 2022 at 5:30 p.m. Balliol …
(9 Dec 2021) Printing for Pleasure
December 9 2021 – 5:15 pm; via Zoom
A virtual tour of the private press collections of the libraries of Merton, St John’s and Worcester Colleges. With the Librarians, Julia Walworth, Petra Hofmann and Mark Bainbridge.
(30 Nov 2021) What Does Feminist Bibliography Do?
A panel discussio with Sarah Werner (independent scholar), Francesca Galligan (Bodleian Library) and Tiffany Stern (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham) When? – Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 5:15 p.m.Where? – Online via Zoom (for the link please contact firstname.lastname@example.org) All welcome!
(11 Nov 2021) Syon’s Abbesses, women’s leadership and book networks in fifteenth-centurry England
When? – Thursday, 11 November 2021 at 5:15 pm (BTS) Where? – T.S. Eliot Theatre, Merton College This event will also be streamed via ZOOM; for the link please contact email@example.com Syon Abbey is well known for its extensive libraries and its close relationships with London printers and late-medieval nobility. Julia King argues that the …
Script vs print vs code: the information revolution in one afternoon
Event, 11 October 2021
Members of the Oxford Scribes and printers from the Bodleian Bibliographical Press race to produce a page of text. Settle the 500-year-old question – which is faster?