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Saturday drop-in printing at the Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford

The replica press in the Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford Ink + type + paper = print Drop-in, no need to book; come along and print a keepsake. Saturday 6 November 2021, 11am-1 pm Saturday 18 December 2021, 11am-1 pm Saturday 8 January 2022, 11am-1...
From: The Conveyor on 5 Nov 2021

Printing matters: Inspiration at the Bodleian Bibliographical Press

What inspires your printing? The Bodleian Libraries are home to a letterpress workshop for teaching and experiments, and a place for drop-in printing throughout the year at the printing press in the public foyer of the Weston Library. These activities...
From: The Conveyor on 3 Nov 2021

Copper plates in the Bodleian Libraries

Bodleian Library, Rawlinson Copperplates g.310 The Bodleian Libraries hold several collections of copper plates dating from the 17th to 19th centuries, amounting to approximately 2000 individual pieces of copper. A brief overview and the available handlists...
From: The Conveyor on 28 Oct 2021

Medieval cookbooks: a student collection

Guest blog by George Haggett (Music, Magdalen College). University of Oxford students are invited to enter essays about their own book collections for the Colin Franklin Prize. Entries are accepted in Week 6 of Hilary Term. See the prizes webpage for...
From: The Conveyor on 26 Oct 2021

Textiles in Libraries: Context and Conservation

Textiles in Libraries: Context and Conservation The Bodleian’s Conservation and Collection Care team, in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of the Book, is embarking on a year of discovery in the field of Textiles in Libraries. The scope of...
From: The Conveyor on 25 Oct 2021

Script/Print/Code: the information revolution in one afternoon

Bodleian Library, Douce Woodblocks d.1, detail On Monday 11 October 2021 in the Bodleian’s Weston Library for Special Collections there will be a race between The Oxford Scribes , the Bodleian Bibliographical Press, and the Centre for Digital Scholarship....
From: The Conveyor on 7 Oct 2021

Open-access Bodleian publications on HathiTrust

Proposal for a suburban annex in ‘The Future of the Bodleian’: ‘Built of ferro-concrete, the building would be a striking, and perhaps not unsightly, feature in the Upper River landscape, and have a beauty like that of the grain-elevators at Fort...
From: The Conveyor on 11 Aug 2021

A virtual tour of Dante 1481 in multiple copies

See recording of the online multi-library event on 4 May 2021 See the film demonstrating printing an intaglio plate on a letterpress sheet A follow-up seminar will take place on 6 July 2021; Registration at this link. Bodleian Auct. 2Q 1.11, Canto Tertio,...
From: The Conveyor on 3 Jul 2021

Where did you get that hat?

from Alexandra Franklin (Bodleian) & Giles Bergel (Engineering) re-blogged and updated from the Bodleian Ballads blog, 2012 2021: Updating the discovery of detachable woodblock hats in Bodleian broadside ballads, we’ve had a printing block made...
From: The Conveyor on 2 Jul 2021

Irish Gothic and Beyond

Elisa Cozzi, The Queen’s College, Oxford DPhil student in English Language and Literature shortlisted for the Colin Franklin Prize for Book Collecting, 2021 Figure 1: Frontispiece and title page of Regina Maria Roche’s The Children of the Abbey. Personal...
From: The Conveyor on 18 Jun 2021

In Search of the Heroic City: Cartagena de Indias, 1821–2021

The Colin Franklin Prize for Book Collecting 2021 The following is an abridgement of the winning essay, which can be found here. Yvette Siegert, Merton College, Oxford DPhil student Medieval & Modern Languages In order to consult the historical archives...
From: The Conveyor on 8 Jun 2021

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards for Research in France

The Fulbright Scholar Program of the United States Department of State is hosting a Fulbright U.S. Scholar: Spotlight on France Webinar on its research awards for U.S. scholars to travel to France to conduct research in various fields. The Fulbright...

Award of the Colin Franklin Prize for Book Collecting, 2021

Yvette Siegert. Photo credit: Cyril Closset The winner of the Colin Franklin Prize for Book Collecting, 2021, is announced. This competition is open each year to current undergraduate or postgraduate students of the University of Oxford. This year’s...
From: The Conveyor on 14 May 2021

Rare books and manuscripts ‘potluck’ online in 2021

Public and university libraries have faced the pandemic with a multitude of inventive new ways of connecting books and readers, such as ‘Grab and Go’ book deliveries limiting the time of physical visits. What about special collections libraries,...
From: The Conveyor on 30 Mar 2021

Seminar in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies, 2021

Seminar in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies Convenors: Daniel Wakelin, Martin Kauffmann Meetings will take place online via Zoom on Mondays at 2.15pm (GMT) in weeks 1, 3, 5, and 7. Original manuscripts will be shown. Registration is required. E-mail:...
From: The Conveyor on 7 Jan 2021

Seminar in the History of the Book, 2021

Seminar in the History of the Book, Hilary Term 2021 Fridays at 2:15pm (GMT) On-line: register to receive a link to each meeting, by e-mail to: Conveners: Cristina Dondi (Lincoln College, Oxford) and Alexandra Franklin (Bodleian...
From: The Conveyor on 7 Jan 2021

Six medieval manuscripts, two laptops, a curator and a document camera

  Teaching with library material has been continuing at the Bodleian’s Weston Library for Special Collections even as provisions to protect the health of staff and readers have placed restrictions on the numbers and movement of people within...
From: The Conveyor on 16 Nov 2020

Doctoral Fellowships in European History

The European University Institute in Fiesole, Italy, is offering fully funded doctoral fellowships for students wishing to pursue Ph.D. studies in European history. The European University Institute (EUI) is located on a majestic hill overlooking...

The Lyell Lectures 2020: Professor Marc Smith, ‘Writing models from manuscript to print: France, England and Europe, c. 1400–1800’

From the later Middle Ages to the early nineteenth century, western handwriting was subjected to an unprecedented diversity of scripts and styles, characteristic of nations, languages, institutions, functional uses and the professional or social status...
From: The Conveyor on 29 Sep 2020

Crazy Times: A joint post about 2020 with some advice for new PhDs

It has been a while since we wrote a blog post, the end of January to be exact. A post was partially planned for early March, but we all know what happened then. So here at the start of the academic year of 2020/21 we reflect on the past year and our...
From: We-hang-out-a-lot-in-cemeteries on 25 Sep 2020

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