The Oxford Bibliographical Society
Monday, 28 April 2014
Taylor Institution at 5.15 pm
Seminar Room 3
ANGELA NUOVO (University of Udine, Italy): The End of the Manutius Dynasty (1597)
Angela Nuovo teaches Book History and Library Science at the University of Udine, Italy. Her main research interests are in the fields of the book trade and the history of libraries in Renaissance Italy. She has been teaching and lecturing extensively in Europe and in the USA. Among her recent publications: The Book Trade in Renaissance Italy, Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2013; (with Christian Coppens), I Giolito e la stampa nell'Italia del XVI secolo, Genève, Droz, 2005; Il commercio librario nell'Italia del Rinascimento, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2003. She is a member of The IFLA Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, and is currently serving as Chair of the Rare Books and Special Collection Group of AIB, Associazione Italiana Biblioteche (2008-2014). Angela Nuovo has been Visiting Fellow at All Souls College in 2012/2013. In 2014 she has been awarded with the Ahmanson Research Fellowship for the Study of Medieval and Renaissance Books and Manuscripts at the University of
California Los Angeles.
Monday, 9 June 2014
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
McKenna Room, Christ Church,
Meeting to begin at 4.30 pm. Lecture to follow at 5:15 pm after brief interval for tea.
GABRIELE ROSSI ROGNONI (Royal College of Music, London)
Grand Prince Ferdinando de' Medici and Music, with Particular Attention to His Lost Musical Library
GABRIELE ROSSI ROGNONI is curator of the Royal College of Music Museum in London. He currently serves as Vice-President of the International Committee of Musical Instrument Museums and Collections (CIMCIM) of ICOM (the International Council for Museums), Board member of the Galpin Society, and corresponding Board member of the American Musical Instrument Society. Between 1998 and 2013 he was curator of the Medici collection at the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence and adjunct professor of musicology at the University of Florence.
Main research grants included an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Conservation (2002) and C. Coleman and Pamela Coleman Curatorial Fellowship (2006) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and an appointment as Wissentschaftliche Mitarbeiter at the Stiftung für Musikforschung Preußischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin (2011).
His work mainly concentrates on the history of musical instruments in Europe, with particular attention to bowed and keyboard instruments, and on the development of organology as a discipline between the 18th and 20th centuries.
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The 2014 Lyell Lectures: Professor H.R. Woudhuysen
'Almost Identical': Copying Books in England, 1600-1900
29 April: Lecture 1. ‘All my deed but copying is’: Bibliography and the Cult of the Copy
5 pm, T.S. Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton College Oxford
Oliver Smithies Lecture
Supernumerary Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer
‘How Modern was the Early Modern Papacy?’
Lecture Room XXIII
Thursday, 1 May 2014, 5:00 pm
Professor Christian Wieland is Professor of Early Modern History at Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg. The lectures are funded by a generous benefaction from Professor Oliver Smithies, which enables Balliol to bring distinguished visitors to the University of Oxford.
Professor Brian Richardson (University of Leeds). 6 May. 5pm Roy Griffiths Room, Keble College
'Oralising Early Modern Italian Literature'
How and how far did orality play a part in the circulation of literature in early modern Italy? The literary culture of the period can be seen, in the terms of Walter Ong, as ‘residually oral’, since many kinds of compositions were diffused through the voice, in speech or song, as well as, or rather than, in writing. This paper will consider which kinds of texts might be performed, the occasions on which they were performed in public or in private, the professionals or amateurs who performed them, how and in which varieties of languages they were performed, using evidence from contemporary accounts and from the texts themselves. It will also suggest possible answers to the more difficult question of what the perceived benefits of performance might have been for the performer and the audience.
John Sheppard: Media Vita & The Western Wynde Mass
11 May, 8pm, University Church of St Mary the Virgin
John Sheppard's Media Vita is one of the defining works of 16th century English music. Probably written under Mary I, it expresses the anguish and the faith of the English Catholic community in a hauntingly beautiful blend of chant and polyphony. It is based on the Lenten antiphon 'in the middle of life we are in death', words which took on a greater urgency as Mary's longed for child failed to appear... Come to this rare live performance on 11 May, when Gulliver Ralston directs the Choir of the University Church in a feast of John Sheppard’s liturgical music, featuring Media Vita and The Western Wynde Mass.
Tickets £12.00/£6.00, available from Tickets Oxford or on the door. (For more information emailSarah.email@example.com)
Shakespeare and Epic
Colin Burrow (Oxford)
2.15pm Monday 12 May 2014
Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre
University of Oxford, 66 St Giles', Oxford
Everyone is welcome, no booking required.
The 2014 Thomas Harriot Lecture
This year’s Thomas Harriot Lecture will be given by Professor David Sacks, Richard F. Scholz Professor of History and Humanities, Reed College, Portland, Oregon at 5 pm on Thursday 29 May 2014, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College, Oxford.
Professor Sacks will speak on:
The True and Certain Discovery of the World: Thomas Harriot and Richard Hakluyt
A drinks reception for those attending the lecture will follow at 6 pm.
For further details, please contact Professor Robert Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01865 512787. All welcome.
How to read Galileo: 17th-century scholarly practices in annotated copies of the Two New Sciences
12 June 2014 3:15 pm
Renée Raphael (Renaissance Society of America Visiting Scholar)
Presentation in the Group Study Room, Radcliffe Science Library
"How did period readers study Galileo’s 1638 Two New Sciences, now regarded as a canonical text in the history of science for its mathematical and experimental approaches and key findings regarding the laws of falling bodies? I outline the range of scholarly practices—summarizing, re-working proofs, re-drawing diagrams, and so forth—evidenced in annotated copies of the first two editions of the text. Central to the talk will be two copies of the text held in the Savilian Library at the Bodleian.
This research forms one case study of a larger project which will consider the scholarly methods of other mid- to late- seventeenth-century scholars, including Marin Mersenne (1588-1648) and Vincenzo Viviani (1622-1703), as they read and contributed to the developing New Science."
All welcome, please email email@example.com to confirm you are attending.
Legalism before legalism in the early modern period
Ian Maclean, All Souls College, Oxford
Tea from 4pm for a 4,30 start in the St John's Research Centre, 45 St Giles. Tuesday 7th week (10th June).