“Filthy talk, p. 2” handwritten indexes in early modern printed books | University of Oxford

“Filthy talk, p. 2” handwritten indexes in early modern printed books

Speaker
Dennis Duncan
Event date
Event time
17:15
Venue
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3BG
Venue details

Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

What can we learn by looking at a particular type of reader annotation – the personal index, handwritten on the flyleaf of a printed book? This talk looks at how sixteenth- and seventeenth-century readers indexed their books, the methods they used, and the subjects they wanted to return to.