Manuscript and Book Studies Research Day

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Thursday  21  February 2019, 14:30 – 17:00

Seng Tee Lee Seminar Room, Senate House Library

A research day exploring history of the book and manuscript studies. The collections at Senate House Library illustrate varied and diverse aspects of the discipline including the physical aspects of books and manuscripts, from provenance and marginalia, to the production of magic books for children. This research day will provide an opportunity to learn about recent projects based on some of these sources and how these collections can support and advance further research in the field.

This session will be led by a team of specialist staff from Senate House Library and external academic leads. It will consist of an overview of this subject area, followed by case studies outlining current or recent research based on the collections. There will also be an opportunity to see a sample of original items from this area of the collections, and to talk to specialist library and academic staff about potential research topics the collections can support.


14:30 – 14:45  Registration

14:45 – 14:50  Welcome and Introduction

14:50 – 15:05  Maria Castrillo and Richard Espley (Senate House Library) - Collections Overview

15:05 – 15:50  Case Studies

  • Cynthia Johnston (Institute of English Studies) - Memories and Marginalia: Tracing Provenance in the Medieval Book
  • Karen Attar (Senate House Library) - Eminent People and Elusive Marginalia: Augustus De Morgan and Harley Granville-Barker and their Books
  • Tansy Barton (Senate House Library) - Producing Magic Books for Children

15:50 – 16:30  Viewing of Collections

16:30 – 17:00  Discussion and Next Steps

Event details

  • 21 February 2019 14:30
  • Maria Castrillo, Richard Espley, Cynthia Johnston, Karen Attar, Tansy Barton
  • Seng Tee Lee Seminar Room, Senate House Library
  • Free (please book in advance due to limited places available)
  • Senate House Library Event


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