Drowned books and their histories: making sense of a C17th shipwreck and its remarkable cargo
The discovery of shipwreck BZN17 off the Dutch Texel islands attracted worldwide attention due to the astonishing degree of preservation of a series of objects brought up from the wreck. This paper will focus on a number of book covers that survived immersion, asking what they can reveal of their owners and of their own histories as objects of value.
Date: 18 October 2018, 17:30 (Thursday, 2nd week, Michaelmas 2018)
Venue: 11 Wellington Square, 11 Wellington Square OX1 2ES
Venue Details: Conference room
Speaker: Dr Janet Dickinson (Department for Continuing Education)
Organising department: Department for Continuing Education
Organiser: Liz Sanders (Department for Continuing Education)
Organiser contact email address: gradschool@conted.ox.ac.uk
Part of: Graduate Seminar Programme in the Arts and Humanities
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Liz Sanders