IDA CONFERENCE 2018
Portable Heritage: the evolving history of the book
DATE: December 13, 2018
LOCATION: Magdalen College, Oxford, UK
Dr. Alexy Karenowska, University of Oxford, “Imagination in Focus: the history of science in the history of the book”
COL David Harper, United States Military Academy at West Point, “Copyright, Abridgment, and Reading in the Shorter 18th Century”
Dr. Dirk Obbink, University of Oxford, “A High-tech Eye on Papyri: recent developments in manuscript imaging technology”
Mr. Henry Gott, Blackwell’s Rare Books, “Book Detectives: the art and science of cataloguing”
Dr. Daryl Green, University of Oxford, "Printed Books Before the Printing Press"
Ms. Clare Hopkins, University of Oxford, “Confessions of an Archivist”
Dr. Virginia Campbell, University of Exeter, “Pompeii and Herculaneum in the 18th Century”
Dr. Leonard Scinto, Harvard University, “Roman and Greek Tragedy in Renaissance Italy: The development of a vernacular literature”
Professor Herbert Golder, Boston University, “The Evolution of Reading”
Mr. Patrick Whittington, Whittington Press, “Wood Block Printing”
Mr. Benjamin Maggs, Maggs Bros. Ltd., “AJA Symons and the First Editions Club”
Mr. Roger Michel, Institute for Digital Archaeology, “The Modern Renascence of Antiquarianism: from the Sette of Odd Volumes to eBay”
Dr. Kyriakos Savvopoulos, University of Oxford, "A Tale of Two Imaging Projects: Ptolemaic inscriptions and the glass negatives archive of the Graeco-Roman museum of Alexandria"
On December 13, 2018, the IDA will hold its annual conference at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. This year’s event, entitled “Portable Heritage: the evolving history of the book,” will include presentations by scientists, historians of science, antiquarians, printers, binders and others engaged in creating, deciphering, collecting and appreciating books. In addition to the presentations, there will also be a panel discussion on the future of books, a bookbinding workshop, a bibliophile lunch and an exhibition of rare books from the IDA Library. For more information and to register, please contact email@example.com
A Small Sample of Materia to be Exhibited
Left to Right: Lord Asquith’s Visitor Book containing the signatures of Mark Twain, Henry James, J.M. Barrie and countless other luminaries of the gilded age, bound by Thomas Cobden-Sanderson, later of the Doves Bindery; Signed First Edition of Wallace Stevens’ “Ideas of Order” 1935 (New York: The Alcestis Press), formerly the property of Professor Ruth Marcus; First Edition Opera Nova (the first printed book on fencing) by Achille Marozzo, 1536 (Bologna).
Books from the Collection of the late Lord Berners of Farringdon House, including a warmly inscribed volume on Chopin signed by Nobel Laureate André Gide and a book of poems by Lord Rose with a tipped-in ALS describing the author’s experiences at the funeral of Gertrude Stein to which he had escorted Stein’s longtime partner, Alice B. Toklas, inscribed to Lord Berners.
Left to Right: a fine and rare collection of important early American prints; a collection of books, letters and ephemera relating to Kingsley Amis; First editions of Oxford-themed titles, including a copy of Max Beerbohm’s “Zuleika Dobson” inscribed to J.R.R. Tolkien (London, 1911).
Portable Heritage: Gala Dinner
Gala dinner to be held the evening before the conference, December 12th, 2018 in the Old Bursary, Trinity College, Oxford, at 7:30PM. Space is limited, Please register separately. Accommodation will be provided.