2015-16 (archive)

Hilary Term 2016

Monday, 25 January:  Master class. Michael Rossington (Newcastle)
‘Shelley’s Poetical Essay on the Existing State of Things: some manuscript contexts’
2:15 pm in the Lecture Theatre, Weston Library

Saturday, 30 January: Study Day:  Monarchy and power in the Stuart Age: a study day for secondary school history teachers
This study day is designed to address the needs of History teachers delivering courses on
Stuart Britain. The day will be organised and led by members of the AHRC-funded project ‘The Stuart Successions: fresh approaches to the understanding of history and literature’ (http://stuarts.exeter.ac.uk), in collaboration with The Historical Association and the Bodleian Libraries.
10.30am — 4.30 pm, Weston Library
To register: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whats-on/upcoming-events/2016/jan/stuart-successions-study-day


Saturday 6th February: 2016 Colloquium: Teaching the Codex: Pedagogical Approaches to Palaeography and Codicology.
T. S. Eliot Theatre, Merton College, Oxford
The full programme can be viewed here: https://teachingthecodex.wordpress.com/2015/11/09/teaching-the-codex-timetable/
To register please click on this link:  http://tinyurl.com/zz7jcyq
(Registration closes on 25th January 2016)

Monday, 15 February: Master class. Daniela Mairhofer (Vienna)  ‘Manuscripts from German religious houses in the Bodleian’
2:15 pm in the Lecture Theatre, Weston Library

Monday, 22 February: Master class. Benjamin Wardhaugh (All Souls)  ‘Writing – drawing – hearing: Musical science in Restoration Oxford’
2:15 pm in the Lecture Theatre, Weston Library

Monday, 22 February: OBS Lecture Michael Phillips (CECS University of York) ‘Printing in the infernal method’: William Blake’s method of ‘Illuminated Printing’.
Weston Library Lecture Theatre at 5.15 p.m.
Note: A complementary printmaking demonstration using a replica of Blake’s rolling press will be held in Christ Church Upper Library on 23 February at 5:30 p.m.  To reserve a place, email cristina.neagu[at]chch.ox.ac.uk

Monday, 7 March: Master class. Deirdre Serjeantson (Essex)  ‘Poetic miscellanies from the early modern period’
2:15 pm in the Lecture Theatre, Weston Library

Monday, 16 May 2016: OBS Lecture. Dennis Duncan (University of Oxford) ‘Filthy talk, p. 2’: handwritten indexes in early modern printed books
5:15 pm, Lecture Theatre, Weston Library

Michaelmas Term 2015 - Classes, Seminars, and Events

29 October 2015, CSB Seminar, 5:15pm - 6:30pm, Visiting Scholars’ Centre, Level 2, Weston Library

Christina Lupton (Warwick) ‘Reading and the Materiality of the Future’

We know that books record the past, but how does the materiality of paper allow us to see into the future? What would it mean to things of books - unlike websites - as things that can be present before they are read? This paper looks at Jude the Obscure and A Simple Story as novels that make reading visible as the difference between now and what is to come. Figuring reading as future-orientated, and engaging with media theory by Stiegler and Derrida, it is part of a project that aims to contest the image of the material book as a way of looking backwards.

N.B. You will require a reader’s ticket or University card to enter the library for this talk, or please email [email protected] if you wish to come and are not a registered reader.