John Rylands Seminar on Print and Materiality in the Early Modern World

The Print and Materiality Seminar, hosted by the John Rylands Library Manchester, has announced the new timetable for the academic year 2014/2015. The series features some excellent and intriguing papers, the full details of which can be found below.

john rylands

John Rylands Seminar on Print and Materiality

in the Early Modern World

2014/15 interdisciplinary seminar series

John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester

Thursday 9 October 2014, 5.00-7.00 pm

  • Dr Guyda Armstrong, Manchester, ‘Boccaccio and the Italian Novella Collection in English Translation in the Seventeenth Century’
  • Dr Benjamin Williams, Manchester, ‘Salonica, Venice and Manchester – Sixteenth-Century Sephardic Bible Exegesis in the John Rylands Library’
  • Dr Elizabeth Upper, John Rylands Research Institute, Manchester, Title TBA

Friday 7 November 2014, 3.30-5.00 pm (note different day and time)

  • Professor Peter Marshall, Warwick, Catholic Puritanism in Pre Reformation England’

Thursday 12 February 2015, 5.00-7.00 pm

  • Dr Sara Barker, Leeds, ‘Translation and Transmission: Exploring the pre-periodical news world’
  • Dr Stephen Pumfrey, Lancaster, ‘Science and Religion in Seventeenth-Century England: What can we learn from historical corpus linguistics?’
  • Michael Smith, Manchester, ‘Feeling, Print and Protestant Unity in Post-Restoration England’

Thursday 12 March 2015, 5.00-7.00 pm

  • Dr Georg Christ, Manchester, ‘Marino Sanuto’s Diaries and History: Managing Venetian news, print and historiography (early 16th to 21st C.)’
  • Dr Siobhan Talbott, Keele, ‘”By the accounts we have in the last publick news”: How information shaped behaviour in Franco-British commercial networks, c.1603-1763’
  • Dr Mark Towsey, Liverpool, ‘”Who did they think they were”: Reading history for self-fashioning in eighteenth-century Britain’

Sessions will be held in the Christie Room, John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester. The programme is supported by the John Rylands Research Institute. A group will go for drinks afterwards – all welcome! Convened by Dr Sasha Handley and Dr Jenny Spinks. Enquiries: Jenny Spinks:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s