Houghton Library

George Parker Winship Lecture Series

The George Parker Winship Lecture Series at Houghton Library, with links to the lectures that were published in the Harvard Library Bulletin

  1. A.N.L. Munby, “The Earl and the Thief: Lord Ashburnham and Count Libri
    May 1, 1968
  2. Boies Penrose, “English Printing at Antwerp in the Fifteenth Century
    March 5, 1969
  3. Douglas H. Gordon, “The Book-Collecting Northamptonshire Ishams and Their Book-Loving Virginia and Massachusetts Cousins
    December 4, 1969
  4. Philip Hofer, “Calligraphy and Manuscripts in the Eastern World”
    October 25, 1972
  5. Walter Oakeshott, “Some English Painters of the Later Twelfth Century”
    January 23, 1973
  6. Graham Pollard, “Jacob Golius and Books from the East”
    December 13, 1973
  7. Bernard M. Rosenthal, “Cartel, Clan, or Dynasty? The Olschkis and the Rosenthals, 1859–1976
    April 8, 1976
  8. Mirjam M. Foot, “A Talk on Bookbinding”
    February 2, 1978
  9. Douglas H. Gordon, “George Parker Winship and His Friends”
    May 18, 1978
  10. A.R.A. Hobson, “English Library Interiors from Thomas Bodley to Horace Walpole”
    February 26, 1979
  11. Ian Willison, “The British Museum Library: Early Benefactors from Sloane to Grenville”
    October 27, 1980
  12. Alois M. Nagler, “Commedia dell’arte at the Bavarian Court”
    January 16, 1981
  13. Lotte Hellinga, “Patron and Printer, Margaret of York and Caxton”
    November 23, 1981
  14. David McKitterick, “Educating a Paragon: Samuel Sandars and the Cambridge University Library”
    March 2, 1981
  15. James Laughlin, “A Portrait of Ezra Pound”
    May 5, 1982
  16. Rosamond McKitterick, “Early Medieval Libraries: Catalogues and Extant Books, 750–900”
    October 25, 1982
  17. W.H. Bond, “Thomas Hollis’s Emblematic Book Bindings”
    December 8, 1982
  18. Karl S. Guthke, “Are We Alone? The Idea of Intelligent Life in the Universe of Philosophy and Literature from Copernicus to H.G. Wells”
    March 9, 1983
  19. Owen Gingerich, “Copernicus’s De revolutionibus: An Example of Renaissance Scientific Printing”
    November 14, 1983
    Co-sponsored by the Bibliographical Society of America
  20. Paul Raabe, “Collections, Scholars, and Librarians at the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbűttel”
    November 29, 1983
  21. Steven Ozment, “The Reformation as an Intellectual Revolution”
    December 14, 1983
  22. Robert H. Taylor, “The Early Ineptitudes of a Collector”
    October 18, 1984
  23. Sue Allen, “Nineteenth-Century American Book Covers”
    November 5, 1984
  24. I. B. Cohen, “The Newtonian Revolution and Its Significance”
    November 27, 1984
  25. Arthur Freeman, “John Payne Collier and the Contagion of Forgery”
    April 23, 1985
  26. Karl S. Guthke, “B. Traven, or Was It Somebody Else? Towards a Solution of ‘The greatest literary mystery of modern times’”
    November 4, 1985
  27. D.F. McKenzie, “Signs of Sense? Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts”
    January 28, 1986
  28. Adrian and Joyce Lancaster Wilson, “A Medieval Mirror: Speculum humanae salvationis, 1324–1500 (Illustrations and Text in Manuscript and Print)”
    April 15, 1986
  29. Margaret Crawford Maloney, “Limed Twigs to Catch Young Birds”
    May 5, 1986
  30. Michael Winship, “Hermann Ernst Ludewig, America’s Forgotten Bibliographer”
    September 24, 1986
  31. Oscar Handlin, “Learned Books and Revolutionary Action, 1776
    December 10, 1986
  32. John Bidwell, “Hiring, Firing, and Factory Discipline in an Early American Paper Mill”
    March 2, 1987
  33. Robert Darnton, “The Science of Piracy: Illegal Publishing in Eighteenth-Century France”
    October 29, 1987
  34. Richard Landon, “The Outcast Prophet and Other Tales of Rarity from the True North”
    November 18, 1987
  35. Felix de Marez Oyens, “Medieval Books at Auction: Crevenna, Röver, Meerman, and Other Dutch Sales”
    March 31, 1988
  36. Donald C. Gallup, “The Eliots, and the T.S. Eliot Collection at Harvard
    October 17, 1988
  37. Karl S. Guthke, “Last Words: A Convention in Life, Literature, and Biography”
    December 8, 1988
  38. William H. Scheide, “How a Library Came to Music Making”
    May 4, 1989
    Co-sponsored by the Harvard Department of Music
  39. Nicolas Barker, “The Perils of Authorship in the Sixteenth Century: Pietro Bizari and William Parry”
    November 16, 1989
  40. I. B. Cohen, “From the Heart of Darkness to Whiteness: Visions of Antarctica in Imagination and Reality”
    April 16, 1990
  41. Bernard H. Breslauer, “Master Jean Mallart, Royal Poet and Calligrapher and Sovereign Water Diviner”
    February 21, 1991
  42. Lotte Hellinga, “Printing Press Practice in Fifteenth-Century Europe”
    March 14, 1991
  43. David McKitterick, “The Word, the Law, and the Profits: The Bible in Seventeenth-Century England”
    March 28, 1991
  44. Natalie Zemon Davis, “Scholars and Censorship: Learned Periodicals during the German Occupation of France (1940–1944)”
    April 26, 1991
  45. Luigi Balsamo, “Bibliography and Libraries: Partners or Rivals?”
    October 1, 1991
  46. Elizabeth Eisenstein, “Grub Street Abroad”
    October 30, 1991
  47. Terry Belanger, “Education for Books as Physical Objects”
    November 12, 1991
  48. Nicholas Pickwoad, “The Uses of Bookbinding History”
    December 4, 1991
  49. I. B. Cohen, “What Columbus Saw”
    October 13, 1992
  50. Richard H. Rouse, “Family and Neighborhood in the Organization of Manuscript Production in Paris on the Eve of Print, 1423–1475”
    December 10, 1992
    Co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies
  51. Albert Derolez, “The Manuscripts of Hildegard of Bingen’s Visionary Works”
    February 3, 1993
  52. William Royall Newman, “Gehennical Fire: The Lives of George Starkey”
    February 16, 1993
  53. Wallace Kirsop, “From Boom to Bust in the ‘Chicago of the South’: The Nineteenth-Century Melbourne Book Trade”
    April 21, 1993
  54. Sün Evrard, “Can I? Should I? Must I? Binding or Re-binding of Precious Books”
    November 30, 1993
  55. Reimer Eck, “J. G. Cogswell, George Ticknor, Edward Everett, and the Influence of Göttingen on American Libraries”
    December 9, 1993
  56. Mark Samuels Lasner, “Collecting the 1890s”
    April 7, 1994
  57. Judith L. Goldstein, “Canards and Culture: Collecting and Reading Ephemera”
    April 14, 1994
  58. Richard Gerecke, “Christophe Daniel Ebeling (1741–1817): Expert Americanist in Hamburg, Germany”
    April 19, 1994
  59. David McKitterick, “Recovered from Lethe: John Keats, Monckton Milnes, and Trinity College, Cambridge”
    April 20, 1995
  60. Jerome J. McGann, “Radiant Textualities: Hypermedia and the Rossetti Hypermedia Archive”
    November 1, 1995
  61. Robin Myers, “Dr. Ducarel and Lambeth Palace Library: The Truth about an Eighteenth-Century Antiquary, Advocate, and Librarian”
    February 28, 1996
  62. Anthony Grafton, “Reproducing Time and Space in Renaissance Germany: The Nuremberg Chronicle”
    March 28, 1996
  63. Christine Alexander, “‘Ornamented and Redundant Composition’: Charlotte Brontë, Gender and the Art of Accomplishment.”
    Jane Sellars, “Misused Talent and Painful Penance: Art in the Lives of Branwell and Anne Brontë”
    April 11, 1996
    Co-sponsored by the Center for Literary and Cultural Studies Victorian Literature and Culture Seminar
  64. William B. Todd, “Further Reflections on the Wise Forgeries”
    April 15, 1996
  65. Thomas R. Adams, “George Parker Winship: The Providence Years”
    April 17, 1997
    Lectures 65, 66, and 67 were delivered in the Memorial Room and Rotunda of the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library as part of the celebration of “George Parker Winship as Librarian, Typophile, and Teacher.”
  66. Martin W. Hutner, “George Parker Winship: Passionate Partisan of Fine Printing”
    April 17, 1997
  67. Michael Winship, “Fine Arts 5e: The Invention and the Aftermath”
    April 17, 1997
  68. Nina M. Demurova, “Lewis Carroll in the Russian Wonderland”
    April 20, 1998
  69. Ann Blair, “Readers and the Tools of Consultation in Early Modern Europe”
    May 6, 1999
    Co-sponsored by the Center for Literary and Cultural Studies History of the Book Seminar
  70. James N. Green, “Thomas Bradford and His Philadelphia Circulating Library (1771–1772): A Late Colonial Urban Reading Community”
    October 20, 1999
    Co-sponsored by the Center for Literary and Cultural Studies History of the Book Seminar
  71. James Mosley, “Primitive Types: The Sanserif Letter from Neo-Classical Icon to Tool of Commerce”
    April 12, 2000
  72. Roger Gaskell, “Printing House and Engraving Shop: A Mysterious Collaboration”
    October 25, 2000
  73. Hugh Amory, “An Eighteenth-Century Book Club: Thomas Prince and the Old South Church”
    November 8, 2000
  74. Matthew Carter, “The Black Art Today: Designing Type for Newspapers and Magazines”
    February 22, 2001
  75. Charles E. Robinson, “Ten Texts of Frankenstein: From Ur-Text to the Bentley Standard Novel of 1831”
    October 25, 2001
  76. Vincent Giroud, “Pierre Lecuire as Artist of the Book”
    November 20, 2001
  77. Arnold Hunt, “E. Gordon Duff: The Scholar as Collector”
    March 12, 2003
  78. Kenneth E. Carpenter, “The Rise and Decline of Libraries of Learning”
    April 15, 2003
  79. Gerd-Josef Bötte, “Collecting the German Printed Heritage: The Sammlung Deutscher Drucke as Germany’s Virtual National Library
    March 22, 2004
    Lectures 79, 80, 81, 82, and 83 were delivered at a symposium celebrating the career of Roger E. Stoddard
  80. Antoine Coron, “acquisitions of the Réserve des livres rares: Situation and Perpectives
    March 22, 2004
  81. Claudia Funke, “in What Style Should We Build Our Collections?”
    March 22, 2004
  82. James N. Green, “Building Libraries by Collecting Collections
    March 22, 2004
  83. Richard Ovenden, “‘What a warfare we have had and are still engag’d in’: Building the Bodleian’s Special Collections Until Now (and Beyond)
    March 22, 2004
  84. François Dupuigrenet Desroussilles, “Le goût de l’Écriture: la Bible de Sacy et sa diffusion en France (1674–1778)”
    April 8, 2004
  85. Marino Zorzi, “The Library of St. Mark’s: From a Collection of Greek Manuscripts to a Contemporary Institution”
    April 22, 2004
  86. William Zachs, “Collecting à la mode, or a Bibliomaniac’s Progress”
    November 18, 2004
  87. Martin Antonetti, “‘Questa nuova inventione de littere’: Arrighi and the Curalists in Renaissance Rome”
    December 1, 2004
  88. Ian Maclean, “Murder, Debt, and Retribution: The Italico-Franco-Spanish Book Trade and the Beraud-Michel-Ruiz Affair, 1586–1591”
    March 14, 2006
  89. Peter Stallybrass, “Benjamin Franklin: Printed Corrections and Erasable Writing”
    September 20, 2006
  90. Robert Darnton, “Bad Books: The Art and Politics of Libel in Eighteenth-Century France”
    October 23, 2007
  91. David Supino, “Henry James’s Fiction: Patterns of Production of Houghton Mifflin and Macmillan & Company”
    December 9, 2008
  92. Christopher de Hamel, “The Destruction of the Book of Hours of Etienne Chevalier, Illuminated by Jean Fouquet”
    February 2, 2009
  93. Urs Leu, “The Hollis Collections in Switzerland”
    April 6, 2010
  94. Paul Needham, “The Gutenberg Bible from Past to Present”
    October 24, 2011
  95. Roger Stoddard, “How I Found the Poets and How I Left Them: A Librarian’s Apology for Bibliography”
    October 11, 2012
  96. Robert DeMaria, “The History of the Complete Works of Samuel Johnson: The First Two Hundred Years” 
    October 25, 2012
  97. Nick Wilding, “Forging the Moon: or, How to Spot a Fake Galileo”
    April 10, 2013
  98. Carl Rollyson, “Archiving a Life: The Amy Lowell Way”
    October 3, 2013
  99. William Sherman, “The Reader’s Eye: Between Annotation and Illustration”
    November 19, 2013
  100. G. Thomas Tanselle, “A Bibliographer’s Creed”
    April 1, 2014
  101. Michael F. Suarez, “The Collector's Wisdom and the Dealer's Delight: Bibliographical Understandings and the History of Books
    October 21, 2014
  102. Sir Christopher Ricks, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: ‘the Muse in a psychopathic ward’”
    April 8, 2015
  103. Robert Crawford, “Was T.S. Eliot Ever Young?”
    April 23, 2015

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