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
    Harvard Library Bulletin 17(1969), 5-21
  2. Boies Penrose, “English Printing at Antwerp in the Fifteenth Century”
    March 5, 1969
    Harvard Library Bulletin 18(1970), 21-31
  3. Douglas H. Gordon, “The Book-collecting Northamptonshire Ishams and their Book-loving Virginia and Massachusetts Cousins”
    December 4, 1969
    Harvard Library Bulletin 18(1970), 282-297
  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, 1849-1976”
    April 8, 1976
    Harvard Library Bulletin 25(1977), 381-398
  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 Sloan 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, “19th 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 & 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
    Harvard Library Bulletin
  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. Feliz 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
    Harvard Library Bulletin
  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 16th 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 & calligrapher & 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, Professor of Bibliography and Library Science, Instituto de Biblioteconomia e Paleografia, University of Parma; Editor, La Biblioifilia, “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. Bernard Cohen, Victor S. Thomas Professor of the History of Science Emeritus, Harvard University, “What Columbus Saw”
    October 13, 1992
  50. Richard H. Rouse, Professor of History, University of California at Los Angeles, “Family and Neighborhood in the Organization of Manuscript Production in Paris on the Eve of Print, 1423-1475”
    December 10, 1992
    Jointly sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies
  51. Albert Derolez, Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books in the Centrale Bibliotheek of the Rijksuniversiteit, Ghent, “The Manuscripts of Hildegard of Bingen's Visionary Works”
    February 3, 1993
  52. William Royall Newman, Assistant Professor of the History of Science, “Gehennical Fire: The Lives of George Starkey”
    February 16, 1993
  53. Wallace Kirsop, Professor of French Literature, Monash University, “From Boom to Bust in the ‘Chicago of the South’: The Nineteenth-Century Melbourne Book Trade”
    April 21, 1993
  54. Sün Evrard, Book Binder and Designer,  “Can I? Should I? Must I? Binding or Re-binding of Precious Books”
    November 30, 1993
  55. Reimer Eck, Head of English and American Collections, State and University Library at Göttingen, “J. G. Cogswell, George Ticknor, Edward Everett and the Influence of Göttingen on American Libraries”
    December 9, 1993
  56. Mark Samuels Lasner, President of the American William Morris Society, “Collecting the 1890s”
    April 7, 1994
  57. Judith L. Goldstein, Professor of Anthropology, Vassar College, “Canards and Culture: Collecting and Reading Ephemera”
    April 14, 1994
  58. Richard Gerecke, Curator of Rare Books, State and University Library of Hamburg, “Christophe Daniel Ebeling (1741-1817): Expert Americanist in Hamburg, Germany”
    April 19, 1994
  59. David McKitterick, Fellow and Librarian, Trinity College, Cambridge, “Recovered from Lethe: John Keats, Monckton Milnes and Trinity College, Cambridge”
    April 20, 1995
  60. Jerome J. McGann, The John Stewart Bryan Professor of English, University of Virginia, “Radiant Textualities: Hypermedia and The Rosetti Hypermedia Archive”
    November 1, 1995
  61. Robin Myers, Hon. Archivist, The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, “Dr. Ducarel and Lambeth Palace Library: The Truth about an Eighteenth-Century Antiquary, Advocate, and Librarian”
    February 28, 1996
  62. Anthony Grafton, Dodge Professor of History, Princeton University, “Reproducing Time and Space in Renaissance Germany: The Nuremberg Chronicle”
    March 28, 1996
  63. Christine Alexander, Associate Professor of English, University of New South Wales, “‘Ornamented and Redundant Composition’: Charlotte Brontë, Gender and the Art of Accomplishment.”
    Jane Sellars, Director, Brontë Parsonage Museum
    “Misused Talent and Painful Penance: Art in the Lives of Branwell and Anne Brontë”
    April 11, 1996
    Jointly sponsored by Victorian Literature and Culture Seminar at the Center for Literary and Cultural Studies
  64. William B. Todd, Caldwell-Kerr Centennial Professor Emeritus in English History and Culture, University of Texas at Austin, “Further Reflections on the Wise Forgeries”
    April 15, 1996
  65. Thomas R. Adams, Librarian Emeritus of the John Carter Brown Library, “G.P.W.: The Providence Years”
    April 17, 1997
    George Parker Winship: As Librarian, Typophile and Teacher (1999), 1-14
  66. Martin W. Hutner, President of the American Printing History Association, “G.P.W.: Passionate Partisan of Fine Printing”
    April 17, 1997
    George Parker Winship: As Librarian, Typophile and Teacher (1999), 15-27
  67. Michael B. Winship, Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin, “Fine Arts 5e: the Invention and the Aftermath”
    April 17, 1997
    George Parker Winship: As Librarian, Typophile and Teacher (1999), 28-40
  68. Nina M. Demurova, Honorary Fellow of the Modern European Centre, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, “Lewis Carroll in the Russian Wonderland”
    April 20, 1998
  69. Ann Blair, Assistant Professor of History and of History and Literature, Harvard University, “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, Associate Librarian, The Library Company of Philadelphia, “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, Librarian, St Bride Printing Library, London, “Primitive Types: The Sanserif Letter from Neo-Classical Icon to Tool of Commerce”
    April 12, 2000
  72. Roger Gaskell, Bookdealer in Rare Early Science Literature, U.K., “Printing House and Engraving Shop: a Mysterious Collaboration”
    October 25, 2000
  73. Hugh Amory, Senior Rare Book Cataloger in the Houghton Library, Emeritus, “An 18th-Century Book Club: Thomas Prince and the Old South Church”
    November 8, 2000
  74. Matthew Carter, Type Designer, “The Black Art Today: Designing Type for Newspapers and Magazines”
    February 22, 2001
  75. Charles E. Robinson, Professor of English, University of Delaware, “Ten Texts of Frankenstein: From UR-Text to the Bentley Standard Novel of 1831”
    October 25, 2001
  76. Vincent Giroud, Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University Library, “Pierre Lecuire as Artist of the Book”
    November 20, 2001
  77. Arnold Hunt, University of Nottingham, Fellow, “E. Gordon Duff: The Scholar as Collector”
    March 12, 2003
  78. Kenneth E. Carpenter, Assistant Director for Research Resources in the Harvard University Library, retired, “The Rise and Decline of Libraries of Learning”
    April 15, 2003
  79. Gerd-Josef Bötte, Rare-Books Librarian in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, “Collecting the German Printed Heritage: the Sammlung Deutscher Drucke as Germany’s Virtual National Library”
    March 22, 2004
    Harvard Library Bulletin 15:1-2(2004), 77-84
  80. Antoine Coron, Directeur de la Réserve, Bibliothèque nationale de France, “acquisitions of the Réserve des livres rares: Situation and Perpectives”
    March 22, 2004
    Harvard Library Bulletin 15:1-2(2004), 85-98
  81. Claudia Funke, Curator of Rare Books in the Avery Library, Columbia University, “in What Style Should We Build Our Collections”
    March 22, 2004
    Harvard Library Bulletin 15:1-2(2004), 99-107
  82. James N. Green, Associate Librarian of the Library Company of Philadelphia, “Building Libraries by Collecting Collections”
    March 22, 2004
    Harvard Library Bulletin 15:1-2(2004), 108-115
  83. Richard Ovenden, Keeper of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts, Bodleian Library, Oxford University, “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
    Harvard Library Bulletin 15:1-2(2004), 116-126
  84. Francois Dupuigrenet Desroussilles, Directeur de l’Enssib, “Le gout de l’Ecriture: la Bible de Sacy et sa diffusion en France (1674-1778)”
    April 8, 2004
  85. Marino Zorzi, Director, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, “The Library of St. Mark’s: from a Collection of Greek Manuscripts to a Contemporary Institution”
    April 22, 2004
  86. William Zachs, Author of The First John Murray and the Late Eighteenth-Century London Book Trade, “Collecting à la mode, or a bibliomaniac’s progress”
    November 18, 2004
  87. Martin Antonetti, Curator of Rare Books in Smith College Library, “‘Questa nuova inventione de littere’: Arrighi and the Curalists in Renaissance Rome”
    December 1, 2004
  88. Professor Ian Maclean, All Souls College, Oxford, England, “Murder, Debt and Retribution: The Italico-Franco-Spanish Book Trade & the Beraud-Michel-Ruiz Affair, 1586-91”
    March 14, 2006
  89. Peter Stallybrass, Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania, “Benjamin Franklin: Printed Corrections and Erasable Writing”
    September 20, 2006
  90. Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the Harvard University Library, “Bad Books: The Art and Politics of Libel in Eighteenth-Century France”
    October 23, 2007
  91. David Supino, author of Henry James: a Bibliographical Catalogue of a Collection of Editions to 1921, “Henry James’ Fiction: Patterns of Production of Houghton Mifflin and Macmillan & Company
    December 9, 2008
  92. Christopher de Hamel, Gaylord Donelley Fellow Librarian of Corpus Christi College at Cambridge University, “The Destruction of the Book of Hours of Etienne Chevalier, Illuminated by Jean Fouquet”
    February 2, 2009
  93. Dr. Urs Leu, Zentralbibliothek Zürich, “The Hollis Collections in Switzerland”
    April 6, 2010
  94. Paul Needham, Scheide Librarian, Princeton University, “The Gutenberg Bible from Past to Present”
    October 24, 2011
    October 11, 2012
  96. Robert De Maria, Professor of English on the Henry Noble MacCracken Chair, Vassar College, “The History of the Complete Works of Samuel Johnson: The First Two Hundred Years” 
    October 25, 2012 (Rescheduled from April 19, 2012)
  97. Nick Wilding, Assistant Professor in Early Modern History, Georgia State University, “Forging the Moon: or, How to Spot a Fake Galileo”
    April 10, 2013
  98. Carl Rollyson, Advisory Editor of the Hollywood Legends series published by University Press of Mississippi, “Archiving a Life: The Amy Lowell Way"
    October 3, 2013
  99. William Sherman, Professor of English and Related Literature at the University of York, “The Reader’s Eye:  Between Annotation and Illustration”
    November 19, 2013
  100. G. Thomas Tanselle, Former Vice President of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and Adjunct Professor of English at Columbia University, “A Bibliographer’s Creed”
    April 1, 2014
  101. Michael F. Suarez, S.J., University Professor and Director of Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, “The Collector's Wisdom and the Dealer's Delight: Bibliographical Understandings and the History of Books
    October 21, 2014
  102. Sir Christopher Ricks, William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of Humanities and Co-Director, Editorial Institute, Boston University, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: ‘the Muse in a psychopathic ward’”
    April 8, 2015
  103. Robert Crawford, Poet, Professor of English, and Director of Research for Planning, Publications, and Grants at University of St. Andrews, “Was T.S. Eliot Ever Young?”
    April 23, 2015
  104. Christopher Hunter, Assistant Professor of English, California Institute of Technology, “Inventing Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography
    December 8, 2015
  105. Stephen Greenblatt, John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University, “Editing Shakespeare for the Digital Age”
    February 9, 2016
  106. Ann Blair, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor; Affiliate of the Department of History of Science, Harvard University, “The Objects of Houghton Library: Past, Present and Future
    April 20, 2017

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