Journée d’étude à Londres sur les sources de l’histoire du livre ancien (28 nov. 2017)

Le CERL organise un colloque international à Londres le 28 novembre 2017 sur les sources de l’histoire du livre ancien :

New Sources for Book History: Combined Methodological Approaches for Manuscripts and Printed Books (text and images; material evidence; historical bibliographical and documentary sources; sale and auction catalogues; etc.…)

International conference, British Library, 28th November 2017

8.30 – 9.00        Registration
9.00 – 9.15        Welcome: Kristian Jensen, Head of Collections and Curation, BL
Introduction: Stephen Parkin, Curator, Printed Heritage Collections (1450-1600), BL
1st Session
9.15 – 9.35        Richard Sharpe (University of Oxford), A hidden collection of Irish manuscripts
9.35 – 9.55        Ivan Boserup (The Royal Library, Copenhagen), Strategies for Separating Authentic and Forged Colonial Manuscripts of the Private Collezione Miccinelli in Naples
9.55 – 10.15      Angéline Rais (University of Oxford), Sir Thomas Phillipps’s purchases of manuscripts in Switzerland: an analysis of sources
10.15 – 10.45    Discussion
10.45 – 11.15    Coffee and tea
2nd Session
11.15 – 11.35    Bettina Wagner (Staatsbibliothek, Bamberg), Methodological approaches to 15th-century blockbooks
11.35 – 11.55    Claire Bolton (Oxford), Measuring skeletons – discovering the printer
11.55 – 12.15    Cristina Dondi (University of Oxford, CERL), From liturgical data to historical evidence in the study of books of hours
12.15 – 12.35    Sabrina Minuzzi (University of Oxford), New tricks for provenance lost in miscellanies: documentary evidence, coloured edges and historical catalogues in MEI
12.35 – 13.00    Discussion
13.00 – 14.00    Lunch
3rd Session
14.00 – 14.20    Paolo Sachet (Università della Svizzera Italiana), Exploiting Antiquarian Sale Catalogues: Blueprint for the Study of Sixteenth-Century Books on Blue Paper
14.20 – 14.40    Francesca Tancini (University of Bologna), New sources for dating illustrated Victorian popular books: illustrators’ diaries, printers’ ledgers, woodblocks and drawings
14.40 – 15.00    Laura Carnelos (CERL), The study of rare popular books through PATRIMONiT: a combined methodological approach
15.00 – 15.30    Discussion
15.30 – 16.00    Coffee and tea
16.00 – 17.00    Posters
16.00-16.10      Toby Burrows (University of Western Australia and of Oxford), Combining and visualising evidence for manuscript provenance: a digital environment for reconstructing the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps
16.10-16.20      Ilaria Andreoli (CNRS-ITEM, Paris), Ilenia Maschietto (Giorgio Cini Foundation, Venice), The Essling project: the census and the copies
16.20-16.30      Veronika Girininkaitė (University Library of Vilnius), Creating the database of the correspondence of Early Modern Vilnius university professors
16.30-16.40      William Stoneman (Houghton Library, Harvard), Temporary Exhibition Catalogues as a Source for Book History
16.40-16.50      Helwi Blom, Rindert Jagersma, Juliette Reboul (Radboud University, The Netherlands), MEDIATE: Printed catalogues of private libraries as a source for European Book History; Potentialities and Challenges
16.50-17.00      Sofie Arneberg (National Library of Norway), A digital pursuit of mass produced images of the 19th century

17.00 – 17.30    Conclusions

The fee to attend is £ 10 (50 places available).
In order to register, please fill out the register form you find here and send it to

Organizing Committee:
Laura Carnelos, Marie Curie Fellow at CERL
Stephen Parkin, Curator, Printed Heritage Collections (1450-1600), British Library
Cristina Dondi, Oakeshott Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln College (Oxford), Secretary of CERL and creator of Material Evidence in Incunabula (MEI)

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