Tuesday 18 March, 2.00
Lecture Room, Pitt Rivers Museum
Georgian and Romantic celebrity culture was fundamentally connected with the consumption and collection of material objects. From intimate and personal items such as locks of hair, manuscript letters and baby toys; to printed ephemera, such material reflected and shaped the relationship between famous individuals and their fans. This interdisciplinary workshop offers a chance to inspect a series of unique items from this period, presented by scholars from the Bodleian Library and Oxford University in relation to ideas of fame and celebrity which remain compelling today.
Chaired by Kathryn Sutherland, with speakers from the Bodleian Library Special Collections, and the English and History Faculties, Oxford.
FREE, all welcome.