'Book Collecting in Ireland and Britain, 1650-1850'
Friday, 25 November 2016
Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
*This event is organised by the Rare Books Group in conjunction with the British Book History Research Network and the Edward Worth Library, Dublin.
- Dr Bernadette Cunningham (Royal Irish Academy): ‘Manuscripts and books in the lives of Tadhg Ó Rodaighe and Roderic O’Flaherty’
- Barbara McCormack (Maynooth University): ‘The Otway-Maurice collection: Ecclesiastical collecting in late seventeenth to mid eighteenth-century Ireland’
11.30-12.00: Coffee break
12.00-1.00: Scotland and Wales:
- Dr Karen Baston (University of Edinburgh): ‘Two Eighteenth-Century Scottish Lawyers’ Libraries: Lord Tinwald, Lord Alva, and their Book Collections’
- Thomas Lloyd: ‘Country House collecting in eighteenth-century Wales’
- Dr David Pearson (Director of Culture, Heritage and Libraries at the City of London Corporation): ‘Motives for book collecting in late seventeenth-century England’
- Dr Rebecca Bowd (Special Collections, Leeds University Library): ‘Lending Libraries in Georgian Leeds, 1768-1815’
3.00-3.30: Coffee break
3.30-4.30: Keynote Lecture:
- Professor Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen (University of St. Andrew’s): ‘The Library as a Weapon of State. The Fagel Collection in Dublin’
- Respondent: Professor Michael Brown (Chair of Irish, Scottish and Enlightenment History, University of Aberdeen)
5.00: Launch of Dr Karen Attar’s The Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland (London: Facet, 2016)
Seminar fee: LAI members €40; non-LAI members €50; Students/retirees: €20; Four free places for unwaged LAI members on first-come, first-served basis.
Registration: Please email the RBG Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org (please indicate your fee status).