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Copy-Specific: the Idiosyncrasies of Early Modern Books

Copy-Specific: the Idiosyncrasies of Early Modern Books
91 Charles Street West, Victoria College room 212
Time: Nov 8th, 4:00 pm End: Nov 8th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Medieval Studies (FAS), Information, Faculty of, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Digital Art/Humanities, Book History/Print Culture, 1500-1800
Lecture by Scott Schofield, Trent University

The Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium and the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies are pleased to present:

 

Scott Schofield, Medieval and Modern Literature, Trent University

Copy-Specific:  The Idiosyncrasies of Early Modern Books

 

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF LOCATION:

THIS TALK IS NOW IN VICTORIA COLLEGE ROOM 212, AND NOT IN THE BURWASH HALL SENIOR COMMON ROOM.

 

Working exclusively with primary materials from the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies and the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, this talk will examine the importance of customization in 16th and 17th century books, and its implications for our understanding of early modern reading, note-taking, editing, and collecting.

Scott Schofield's research focuses primarily on the history of reading and collecting in the early modern period.  His most recent published work examines such topics as the transmission and reception of Biblical knowledge in Renaissance England, and the study of mise-en-page, annotational habits, and marks of ownership in the 16th and 17th centuries.  Among his current and forthcoming publications is an article on Shakespeare's Richard II, an edited inventory of the Folger Library's Private Libraries in Renaissance England (PLRE) and a series of collaborative articles with the SSHRC-funded project Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE).

This event is free and open to the public. The Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium funds the provision of coffee and cookies with a small membership fee.  Regular attendees may purchase memberships by contacting Professor Konrad Eisenbichler. For further information about this event, please contact the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at (416) 585-4468.

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