Conference Announcement: Lost Books, 19-21 June 2014, St Andrews

The conference will be held at the University of St Andrews, the full programme can be downloaded here and registration is now open.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Thursday 19 June

All sessions located in the New Seminar Room.

Registration (Old Class Library) 10.00 am – 10.45 am

Welcome (New Seminar Room) 10.45-11.00

 

Session 1: ABSENT FRIENDS: MATERIAL BIBLIOGRAPHY AND THE SEARCH FOR LOST BOOKS 11.00-12.30

Chair: Andrew Pettegree (University of St Andrews)

Falk Eisermann (Berlin State Library): The Gutenberg Galaxy’s Dark Matter: Lost Incunabula, and Ways to Retrieve Them

Neil Harris (University of Udine): A Spanner in the Statistical Machine. The Deplorable Behaviour of the Miscellany

12.30-2.00 lunch

 

Session 2: INVENTORIES 2.00-3.30

Alexandra Hill (University of St Andrews): The Stationers’ Company Register and Lost Print in England, 1557-1640

Roberto Rusconi (University of RomaTre): The Devil’s Trick. Editions in the Lists of Titles from the Regular Orders in Italy at the End of the 16th Century

Wolfgang Undorf (National Library of Sweden): Approaching the Unknown: Lost Books in Scandinavian pre-Reformation Book History

Coffee (The Undercroft) 3.30-4.00

 

Session 3: DISPERSED COLLECTIONS I 4.00-5.30

Maria Teresa Biagetti (Sapienza University of Rome): Dispersed Collections of Scientific Books: the Case of the Private Library of Federico Cesi (1585-1630)

Domenico Ciccarello (University of Palermo): Lost Books and Dispersed Libraries in Sicily. A Few Examples from 16th- and 17th-century Printed Works

Anna Giulia Cavagna (University of Genoa): Loss and Recovery: the 16th-century Library of Alfonso Del Carretto

 

EXHIBITION IN THE KING JAMES LIBRARY 6.00

Daryl Green (University of St Andrews, Special Collections): Found Books, or, New Old Books and Where We Find Them

Conference Dinner (The Vineleaf) 7.30Friday 20 June

All sessions located in the New Seminar Room.

Breakfast (Agnes Blackadder Hall) 7.30-8.30

 

Session 4: MODELLING BOOK SURVIVAL 9.00-11.00

Katia Toia (University of Siena): The Survival of the Incunabula in Milan: First Investigations

Goran Proot (Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC): Survival Factors of 17th-century Flanders Imprints: Sheet Counts and Sammelbände

Jonathan Green (University of North Dakota): A Drake Equation for Incunable Survival: Early Printing and the Digital Humanities

Coffee (The Undercroft) 11.00-11.30

 

Session 5: DISPERSED COLLECTIONS II 11.30-1.00

Lluís Agustí – Pedro Rueda (University of Barcelona): Lost Books in the Hispanic World: Case Studies

Alison Walker (British Library): Lost in Plain Sight: Reconstructing the Library of Sir Hans Sloane

Mark Towsey (University of Liverpool): Community Libraries

Lunch (The Undercroft) 1.00-2.30

 

Session 6: LOST EDITIONS 2.30-4.00

Chair: Chair 6 (institution)

Sara Barker (University of Exeter): Found (and Faked) in Translation: Reflections & Case Studies from European News Pamphlets

Michele Camaioni (IISS Benedetto Croce, Naples): The Editorial History of a Rare and Forbidden

Franciscan Spiritual Book of the Italian Cinquecento: the Dyalogo della unione spirituale dell’anima con Dio by Bartolomeo Cordoni

Coffee (The Undercroft) 4.00-4.30

 

Session 7: MUSIC AND HISTORY 4.30-5.30

Chair: Chair 7 (institution)

Luigi Collarile (University of Fribourg): Lost Italian Music Editions before 1800. First Results of a Bibliographical Survey

Paolo Giorgi (University of Cremona): Lost Music Books from the 17th Century: Reconstructing the Printed Music Corpus by Maurizio Cazzati

 

RECEPTION AT THE NEW RESEARCH LIBRARY AND BOOK LAUNCH (Martyrs) 6.00- 7.30

 

Conference Dinner (The Rocca at the Rusacks Hotel) 7.45Saturday 21 June

All sessions located in the New Seminar Room.

Breakfast (Agnes Blackadder Hall) 7.30-8.30

 

Session 8: DISPERSED COLLECTIONS III 9.00-11.00

Natalie Kent (University of London): The pre-Fire Library of the College of Physicians, London

Jan Luigi Alessandrini (University of St Andrews): Hamburg Library: Loss, Survival, and Reconstruction

Tomasz Nastulczyk (Jagiellonian University, Krakow): Two Centuries of Looting and the grand Nazi Book Burning. Destroyed and Dispersed Libraries of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: Historical Losses and Contemporary Attempts of Reconstruction

Coffee (The Undercroft) 11.00-11.30

 

Session 9: CHEAP PRINT 11.30-12.30

Chair: Chair 9 (institution)

Saskia Limbach (University of St Andrews): Challenges of Finding Broadsheet Ordinances Printed in 16th-century Cologne

Bettina Wagner (Bayerische StaatsBibliothek München): Lost in Description. Surviving Examples of Late Mediaeval and Early Modern Primers

 

CLOSING REMARKS 12.30

Andrew Pettegree (University of St Andrews): Lost Books: Bibliography’s Final Frontier?


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