Detail from Diclides Coelometricae by Nathaniel Torporlaeus (1602).


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Calendar of Events 2019-2020



17 October 2019, Merton College, T.S. Eliot Lecture Theatre

Holly James-Maddocks (University of York), Early Printed Books Illuminated in England (c. 1455-1500)


31 October 2019, Weston Library Lecture Theatre

Bill Zachs (Edinburgh, Private Collector), Spine-Tingling Tales from the Private Library of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


14 November 2019, Weston Library Lecture Theatre

Shef Rogers (University of Otago/Sassoon Visiting Fellow at the Bodleian Libraries), Visible Strains: Implications of Bibliographical Evidence in the Early Career of Alexander Pope


5 December 2109, Weston Library Lecture Theatre

David Armes (Red Plate Press), Accumulating Narrative



30 January 2020, print viewing: Ashmolean Museum, New Douce Room (4-5pm); lecture: 5.30 pm Lincoln College, Lower Lecture Room

Elizabeth Savage (Institute of English Studies, London), Hans Baldung (Grien) and Johann Schott: Rediscovering the most prolific colour printer of the Holy Roman Empire, 1510–1530


13 February 2020, Corpus Christi College Auditorium

John Colley (Linacre College), Folly and folio: The printing of Alexander Barclay’s Shyp of Folys (1509)


9 March 2020, Magdalen College, Summer Common Room

Shiva Mihan (Harvard Art Museums/Bahari Visiting Fellow at the Bodleian Libraries), Piecing together a Timurid masterpiece


19 March 2020, Oxford University Press, Conference Room

Martyn Ould (The Old School Press), Printing books at OUP, 1660-1780, from author’s copy to printed sheets



14 May 2020, New College, lecture room 6

Paul Nash (The Strawberry Press), The mystery of the Catholicon: Did Gutenberg invent stereotyping?


4 June 2020, Weston Library Lecture Theatre

Leverhulme Doctoral Students (University of Oxford, Humanities Division), Publication beyond printing (five short talks)


11 June 2020, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Anna Contadini (SOAS), Book culture of the Arab world in the Medieval period


18 June 2020 – AGM Lecture, Lincoln College, Oakeshott Room

Dirk Van Hulle (University of Oxford/Jesus College), Genetic Criticism and Bibliography: A Rapprochement