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Adam Smyth hosts a series of discussions by Oxford and visiting researchers presenting current research on the material history of the book.

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Adam Smyth hosts a series of discussions by Oxford and visiting researchers presenting current research on the material history of the book.

    Nicholas Crouch's seventeenth-century books

    Nicholas Crouch's seventeenth-century books

    Professor Adam Smyth talks to cataloguer Lucy Kelsall and book conservator Nikki Tomkins about the seventeenth-century library of Nicholas Crouch, now in Balliol College, and how to deal with fragile books.

    • 26 min
    Graham Greene and Josephine Reid

    Graham Greene and Josephine Reid

    Adam Smyth talks to Balliol College, Oxford archivist Anna Sander about an exciting new archive of letters relating to Graham Greene and his secretary, Josephine Reid.

    • 29 min
    Hand-press printing

    Hand-press printing

    A demonstration of and discussion about hand-press printing with the Bodleian's Dr Paul Nash. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 25 min
    Scribal correction and literary craft: English manuscripts 1375-1510

    Scribal correction and literary craft: English manuscripts 1375-1510

    Adam Smyth talks to Professor Daniel Wakelin about his new book on cultures of correction in later medieval manuscripts. Adam Smyth talks to Professor Daniel Wakelin about his new book on cultures of correction in later medieval manuscripts. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 28 min
    'Almost Identical': Copying Books in England, 1600-1900

    'Almost Identical': Copying Books in England, 1600-1900

    Henry Woudhuysen joins Adam Smyth to discuss the history of facsimiles. Henry Woudhuysen joins Adam Smyth to discuss the subject of his 2014 Lyell Lectures in Bibliography, on the history of facsimiles, forgeries, and fantasies of authenticity. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 28 min
    The History of Oxford University Press

    The History of Oxford University Press

    Adam Smyth is joined by Professor Ian Gadd to discuss his just-published collection on the history of OUP. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 27 min

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