Book History Research Network Study Day, 21 April 2017, Colin Matthew Room, Humanities Division, Radcliffe Humanities, University of Oxford
This one-day workshop will explore collaborative book production from the Middle Ages to the present day. It is the aim of the workshop to shed light on the practicalities, purposes and thought processes behind collaborative working methods. Speakers wil consider bibliographical, palaeographical, codicological, art-historical and historical approaches to the topic.
Registration is now open for our study day at the end of the month. If you are interested in attending, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. The registration fee of £5 will include lunch and refreshments.
10-11.30am Panel One: Scribal Collaboration
Thomas Gobbitt – Collation and Collaboration in Liber Papiensis in the third quarter of the eleventh century
Rosa Smurra – Women’s Contribution to Book Production in medieval university cities – the case of Bologna in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
Sheryl McDonald Werronen – Scribal Collaboration in Early Modern Iceland
11.45-1.15pm Panel Two: Illustration and Materiality
Gillian Wraight – Don’t judge a book by its cover, judge the owner
Lucy Peltz – The Social life of Books: antiquarianism, authorship and extra illustration in late c18th Britain
Jacqueline Reid Walsh – The Beginning, Progress and End of Man and Metamorphosis, or a Transformation in Pictures with Poetical Explanations, for the amusement of young persons: collaborative interconnections between published and homemade versions of the texts
1.15-2pm Lunch break
2-3.30pm Panel Three: Constructing and Reconstructing Knowledge
Thomas Goodwin – Construction of historical narratives in sixteenth century Italy
Nikki Tomkins – Reconstructing Nicholas Crouch
Katherine Parker - Fluid Relations: The informal yet interdependent Pacific geographic knowledge network of eighteenth-century Britain
3.45-5.15pm Panel Four: Literary and Collaborative Networks
Andrew Dunning – Literary Exchanges between Malmesbury and Cirencester Abbeys
Alberto Gabriele – Nineteenth Century Cultural Transfer before copyright law: The Leipzig Book Fair and its transnational collaborative networks
Rebecca Emmett – Sixteenth and Seventeenth century literary publishing networks