A series of research seminars on the History of Libraries take place annually at Senate House, University of London, sponsored by the Institute for English Studies, the Institute of Historical Research and the Library and Information History Group of CILIP.
The seminars are free and open to everyone. And this year there’s one of particular interest to us on 3 April by Dr Elizabeth Evenden of Newnham College, Cambridge and Brunel University:
‘Selectivity and Survival: Matthew Parker and the Role of the Codex in Early Modern England’
This paper will discuss Matthew Parker’s great searching out of manuscripts and the fate of these manuscripts once they came into the Archbishop’s hands. It is the story of the selection, the survival, and the loss of texts from the great libraries of pre-Reformation England, and of books saved, moulded and created to form the history of the English nation and the English Church.
Venue: Room 265 (Senate House, second floor)
Time: 17:30 – 19:30