Incunabula Focus For Online and In-Person Sandars Lectures

University of Cambridge

Professor Cristina Dondi

This year’s annual presitigous Sandars Lectures at the University of Cambridge will focus on Incunabula in Cambridge: European heritage and global dissemination.

The 2021-22 three lecture series will be given by Professor Cristina Dondi, Professor of Early European Book Heritage and Oakeshott Senior Research Fellow in the Humanities at Lincoln College, University of Oxford. She will look at the social and economic impact of the development of printing as well as the technological element, concentrating on the dispersal and formation of European and American book collections over the centuries.

Each lecture is free and will be live-streamed simultaneously online via Zoom as well as hosted in-person at Robinson College, Cambridge, but you need to book tickets or register online for each individual lecture:

* Lecture 1, November 22 - Books from the suppressed religious institutions of Europe: Mapping the dispersals. After this first lecture, attendees are invited back to Cambridge University Library for a drinks reception and display.

* Lecture 2, November 23 - Samuel Sandars as a collector of incunabula

* Lecture 3, Novemver 24 - Reassessing the European Printing Revolution, forty years after Eisenstein

The lectures will also be recorded and made available online.

Previous Sandars Lecture series have included Isabelle de Conihout on French bookbindings and bibliophily, 16th-18th centuries, and Dr William Noel on the medieval manuscript and its digital image. These and some other previous lectures are available online.

More details about how to book here.