PRINTING REVOLUTION AND SOCIETY
Oxford, Lincoln College, 23–25 June 2019
20 places available
DAY ONE: WORKING ON THE PRINTING REVOLUTION – THE DIGITAL RESOURCES
Working with Material Evidence in Incunabula (MEI), TEXT-inc, 15cILLUSTRATION, 15cVISUALISATION, ISTC and GW, Atlas of Early Printing
DAY TWO: THE ECONOMIC DIMENSION OF THE PRINTING REVOLUTION – THE COST OF BOOKS
The account book (Zornale) of the Venetian bookseller Francesco De Madiis is an extraordinary historical source which provides the economic value of hundreds of editions printed before 1489: a wide rage of titles on law, medicine, literature, liturgy, theology, education, classics, etc.
Each participant will have the opportunity either to work on the digital resources presented in day one, or to select an author or work from the Zornale of Francesco de Madiis. The methodology of work consists in the identification of the market value over a 4-year period (1484-88) of the chosen author/work, how many copies were sold, whether on parchment or paper, bound or unbound, individually or as part of larger sales, and to whom; also, which other works could be purchased with the same money.
There will be a session on 15th-century numismatics with Dr Julian Baker, Assistant Keeper, Medieval and Modern Coins, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.
DAY THREE: PRINTING REVOLUTION AND DIGITAL REVOLUTION
The last day will conclude with an informed discussion based on published material and primary sources, on a topic of relevance to us all.
TRAINING TEAM: Cristina Dondi; Julian Baker; Geri Della Rocca de Candal; Matilde Malaspina; Sabrina Minuzzi; Alessandra Panzanelli Fratoni.
There are 20 places available and all applications should be sent to Prof. Cristina Dondi at
The cost of the Summer School is £100 per day, inclusive of breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, dinner, and cocktail reception.
Accommodation is at the participant’s expense. 10 Lincoln College Rooms are available for booking at £66.60 per day. Other college rooms can be found using University Rooms.
The Summer School is supported by Lincoln College and the James P. R. Lyell Readership in Bibliography.