25 June 2016 (Output)


Anonymous MS collection of poems and recipes (by member of Cambridge University) 64v-65r. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.


Third Workshop

The Venues for Scholarly Output : Collections, Treatises, Textbooks, Archives

Venue: Junior Parlour, Trinity College, Cambridge
Date: 25 June 2016 (Saturday)

Organizer at location: Richard Sergeantson, Cambridge

Research Question

The third topic examines co-operative scholarly outputs, including manuscript collections, books and other knowledge commodities. Did dedications connect institutions, such as books that school teachers wrote and dedicated to university professors, and vice versa? Did school teachers use teaching tools designed by university professors? Were religiously induced barriers maintained in all cases of co-operative usage? How did university professors deal with the writings of their colleagues from school?

Provisional Programme (Please watch the space for changes!)

10am Welcome

10:15–11:00 Howard Hotson (University of Oxford)

Philosophia compensiosa: reciprocal exchange of pedagogical materials and ideas between schools and universities in seventeenth-century Protestant Europe


11:20–12:05 Jan Loop (University of Kent)

Connecting Centre and Periphery – Arabic Textbooks in Early Modern Protestant Europe

12:05–12:50 Anja-Silvia Goeing (Northumbria University/University of Zurich)

Reading and Annotating Physics in Post-Reformation Switzerland: Conrad Gessner’s Work reconsidered


14:10–14:55 Benjamin Wardhaugh (University of Oxford)

British mathematical textbooks: use, re-use, abuse


15:15–16:00 Richard Serjeantson (University of Cambridge)

Philosophical Notebooks in the English Universities: Typologies, Uses, Afterlives

16:00–16:45 Liam Chambers (Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland)

‘Abroad Colleges’, Print Culture and Book Collections: The Case of the Irish Colleges, Paris, 1676-1794


17:05–17:30 Closing Discussion



John Brewer, History and Literature, California Institute of Technology

Liam Chambers, History, St. Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

Karine Crousaz, History, University of Lausanne

Mordechai Feingold, History, California Institute of Technology

Sietske Fransen, Center for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge

John Gallagher, History, University of Cambridge

Anja-Silvia Goeing, History, University of Northumbria/University of Zurich

Sundar Henny, History, University of Cambridge

Howard Hotson, History, University of Oxford

David Lines, Italian Studies, University of Warwick

Jan Loop, History, University of Kent at Canterbury

Richard J Oosterhoff, CRASSH, University of Cambridge

Glyn Parry, History, University of Roehampton

Emma Pauncefort, French Literature, UCL

Richard Serjeantson, History, University of Cambridge

Benjamin Wardhaugh, History, University of Oxford, All Souls College

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