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Winter School: Archival Research Skills and Book History, 2-3rd December, University of Limerick

The Centre for Early Modern Studies, Limerick, presents the 2nd Winter School in Archival Research Skills & Book History 2nd – 3rd December 2019 Supported by the AHSS Teaching Board   Venue: University of Limerick, Glucksman Library...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 12 Nov 2019

How Religious Fanaticism Affected the Dating of a Book

Maria Czepiel Humanae Salutis Monumenta (‘HSM’) is a book of poems on Biblical subjects by the Spanish humanist Benito Arias Montano, richly illustrated with engravings. A copy of this work is in the Bodleian Library, at the shelfmark 4o Rawl.209....
From: The Conveyor on 30 Jul 2019

Mixed Message: A Student Perspective

In today’s post, graduate student Samantha Eadie discusses her experiences developing the recent University of Toronto exhibit Mixed Messages: Making and Shaping Culinary Culture in Canada, which we featured here on the Recipes Project in...
From: The Recipes Project on 18 Sep 2018

Invisible women: Yolande Bonhomme, 16th-century publisher

Francesca Galligan, Bodleian Rare Books There were many women printing in the 16th century. But for a variety of reasons, it can be hard to find their work in library catalogues. Yolande Bonhomme is a good example of this. She came from a printing family:...
From: The Conveyor on 29 May 2018

The Cheney Archive at the Bodleian Libraries

from Isobel Goodman, intern (2017) Rare Books, Bodleian Libraries Special Collections The Cheney archive documents the history of Cheney & Sons, an independent family printing firm based in Banbury. The firm was in operation from 1767 to 2001, working...
From: The Conveyor on 25 Aug 2017

Lower Heyford and Caulcott War Memorial Library

“The best memorial of lives given in the defence of England and English ideals is something which will better the lives of those who are left and tend to make more secure the civilization for which our comrades have shed their blood.” Bodleian...
From: The Conveyor on 20 Apr 2017

Introduction – Joyful News of Medicine from Iberian Worlds

R.A. Kashanipour In 1565, the Spanish physician and herbologist, Nicolás Monardes wrote of the great secrets of nature revealed by Spanish encounters of the New World. In the first book of his Dos libros of medicine, Doctor Monardes remarked of...
From: The Recipes Project on 19 Jul 2016

Napoleonic ephemera in the Curzon Collection

This blog post comes to you from Adrian Kerrison, Senior Collections Support Assistant, who has been supervising the Weston Library re-ingest move since September 2014. When I am not working on the Weston move I have been listing the contents of the Lord...
From: The Conveyor on 27 May 2016

Recap @ NU: “In the Shadow of Shakespeare: 400 Years”

This post offers a recap of “In the Shadow of Shakespeare: 400 Years,” a single-evening exhibit and program on non-Shakespearean anniversaries held on April 7, 2016 at Northwestern University, and coordinated by the NU Early Modern Colloquium....
From: Vade Mecum on 14 Apr 2016

And so to Bod… Antiquarian Booksellers visit the Bodleian’s Weston Library

Guest post from Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books, who visited with a group from the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) As part of our ongoing series of exchange visits between booksellers and rare book librarians (our friends and colleagues...
From: The Conveyor on 3 Dec 2015

Colouring by numbers: botanical art techniques investigated

From Richard Mulholland [Author Richard Mulholland will give a lecture on Ferdinand Bauer and his colour code at the Weston Library on 3 June at 1 pm] With the end of the annual RHS Chelsea Flower show on Saturday, and the masses returning to their own...
From: The Conveyor on 27 May 2015

The Reach of Bibliography: Looking Beyond Letterpress in Eighteenth-Century Texts

The Lyell Lectures 2015 are given by Professor Michael F. Suarez, S.J., under the general title The Reach of Bibliography: Looking Beyond Letterpress in Eighteenth-Century Texts. For podcasts of these lectures as these are posted, see the links below....
From: The Conveyor on 5 May 2015

Phase 1 Report: “Renaissance Books, Midwestern Libraries”

As some of you know, I’ve been working and communicating this summer with a number of librarians, undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members at several universities across the Midwest. Our collective goal has been to report certain eligible...
From: Vade Mecum on 18 Sep 2014

Catalogue of the very select and valuable library of William Roscoe, Esq

 List of the numbers and prices of the library, of William Roscoe, Esq. sold on Monday the 19th day of August, and fourteen following days, 1816 Author/Creator: Roscoe, William, 1753-1831. Title: Catalogue of the very select and valuable library...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Aug 2014

Brain Teasing: Bartisch’s Ophthalmoduleia and Anatomical Flap Books

Nora Wilkinson, Harvard University Georg Bartisch was a surgeon and an inventor, but he is remembered primarily for his Ophthamoduleia (literally ”eye-service”), a treatise on diseases and disorders of the eye. The 1583 text is notable for...
From: The Conveyor on 30 Jul 2014

18th-century printing innovations: conference, Sept. 2014

These notes on the Bodleian’s collection of harlequinades, by Sarah Wheale (Bodleian Rare Books), were  first posted in 2008-9, and are presented again in anticipation of the conference taking place in Oxford, Sept. 2014, ‘Forms and formats:...
From: The Conveyor on 11 Jul 2014

News: “Renaissance Books, Midwestern Libraries”

As some of you may know, I recently received a grant through the “Global Midwest” Humanities Without Walls Initiative. A Mellon-funded program, HWW unites humanities centers at 15 research universities in the Midwest and is designed to stimulate...
From: Vade Mecum on 24 Jun 2014

Help with 16th-century book provenance

Title page of Bodleian Library Don. e.817Bodleian Library Rare Books have posted the following to any helpful readers for identifying the provenance of this 16th-century publicatoin: “Anyone like to help us transcribe this? We are halfway there!”...
From: The Conveyor on 27 Feb 2014

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