History of Libraries

Venue: Warburg Lecture theatre, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London, WC1H 0AB unless otherwise stated

Time: Tuesdays 17:30

Convenors: Giles Mandelbrote (Lambeth Palace Library); Dr. Keith A. Manley (National Trust); Professor Simon Eliot (Institute of English Studies); Dr. Raphaële Mouren (Warburg Institute); Professor Isabel Rivers (Queen Mary)

These seminars are jointly sponsored by the Institute of English Studies, the Institute of Historical Research, and the Library & Information History Group of CILIP.

Spring Term 2017
DateSeminar details
7 February
In the Middle of Nowhere: Innerpeffray Library, its Foundation, Collections and Early Borrowers
Jill Dye (University of Stirling)
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

7 March
The Relationship between Manuscript and Print in Thomas Plume's Library
Helen Kemp (University of Essex)
Holden Room 103, First Floor

DateSeminar details
8 April
A repeat of her last library walk: London 1708: a Walk into Library History
Alice Ford-Smith (Bernard Quaritch Ltd)
Courtyard of Stationers' Hall

Summer Term 2017
DateSeminar details
2 May
Public Library Architecture in Britain in the Long 1960s: Style, Siting, Space and Light
Alistair Black (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Torrington Room 104, First Floor

6 June
Liturgical Books and the Medieval Library (Lambeth Palace meeting)
Tessa Webber (Trinity College, Cambridge)
Great Hall of Lambeth Palace