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1 The First Tibetan Block Print: The Khara-Khoto Collection of Precious Dhāraṇīs with the Emperor's Postscript Alla Sizova discusses the role of translation activities in the spread of Buddhism in the 12th century and outlines the extent of Tibetan influence on the Tangut culture. Alla A. Sizova 20 Oct 2020
2 Teaching the Codex 22: 2019 Summary Philip Booth (Oxford) gives closing remarks at the 2019 Teaching the Codex colloquium. Philip Booth 16 Dec 2019
3 Teaching the Codex 2019 21: Latin Palaeography 2 (Irish and beyond) Anne McLaughlin (Cambridge) speaks at the 2019 Teaching the Codex colloquium on 'Many Books and Certain Books: Irish Manuscripts'. Anne McLaughlin 16 Dec 2019
4 Teaching the Codex 2019 20: Latin Palaeography 1 (Irish) Anne Marie O'Brien and Andrea Palandri (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies) speak at the 2019 Teaching the Codex colloquium about the Irish Script On Screen Project. Anne Marie O'Brien, Andrea Palandri 16 Dec 2019
5 Teaching the Codex 2019 19: Arabic Codicology Yasmin Faghihi (Cambridge) speaks at the 2019 Teaching the Codex colloquium about the Islamic manuscript tradition. Yasmin Faghihi 16 Dec 2019
6 Teaching the Codex 2019 18: Armenian Palaeography David Zakarian (Oxford) speaks at the 2019 Teaching the Codex colloquium about colophons in Armenian manuscripts. David Zakarian 16 Dec 2019
7 Teaching the Codex 2019 17: Armenian Palaeography 1 Robin Meyer (Oxford) speaks at the 2019 Teaching the Codex colloquium about Armenian palaeography. Robin Meyer 16 Dec 2019
8 Teaching the Codex 2019; 16: Chinese Palaeography and Codicology Imre Galambos (Cambridge) speaks at the 2019 Teaching the Codex colloquium about teaching with manuscript codices from northwest China. Imre Galambos 16 Dec 2019
9 Teaching the Codex 2019 15: Hebrew Palaeography 2 Judith Olszowy-Schlanger (Oxford) speaks at the 2019 Teaching the Codex colloquium about the aims, methods, and challenges of teaching Hebrew palaeography. Judith Olszowy-Schlanger 16 Dec 2019
10 Teaching the Codex 2019 14: Hebrew Palaeography 1 Stewart Brookes (Oxford) speaks at the 2019 Teaching the Codex colloquium on Hebrew palaeography in a digital age. Stewart Brookes 16 Dec 2019
11 Secrets from Missing Manuscripts Oxford’s libraries house many beautiful books copied by hand before the arrival of print. What, though, about the many more books from the past which have not survived? Daniel Sawyer 10 Dec 2019
12 Medingen Manuscripts For the launch of the Polonsky Foundation funded digitisation project of Manuscripts from the German Speaking Lands, Henrike Lähnemann (Oxford) talks about manuscripts from the Cistercian Abbey of Medingen (Lower Saxony). Henrike Lähnemann 27 Mar 2019
13 Second part of the masterclass: The Medingen Manuscripts in the Bodleian Masterclass for the Leverhulme Doctoral Students with Henrike Lähnemann, filmed by Natascha Domeisen. Henrike Lähnemann 27 Mar 2019
14 Teaching the Codex 6: Teaching Art History in Manuscripts Spike Bucklow (Cambridge) speaks at the 2017 Teaching the Codex Colloquium about the materiality of manuscript images. Introduction by Emily Guerry (Kent). Spike Bucklow, Emily Guerry 28 Aug 2018
15 Trade - Merchants' books of Venice and Florence Dr Irene Ceccherini (Lyell-Bodleian Research Fellow in Manuscript Studies, Bodleian Library, Dilts Research Fellow in Palaeography, Lincoln College, University of Oxford) gives a talk for the Seminar in the History of the Book on 9th February 2017. Irene Ceccherini 23 Feb 2018
16 Curating the exhibition 'Designing English' Daniel Wakelin talks about the concept behind the exhibition 'Designing English: Graphics on the Medieval Page' in the Weston Library, Oxford, and about the thrill of working with original material from the Bodleian collection at Oxford Medieval Studies. Daniel Wakelin, Henrike Lähnemann 23 Feb 2018
17 Creative Commons Trade - Merchants' books of Venice and Florence Dr Irene Ceccherini (Lyell-Bodleian Research Fellow in Manuscript Studies, Bodleian Library, Dilts Research Fellow in Palaeography, Lincoln College, University of Oxford) gives a talk for the Seminar in the History of the Book on 9th February 2017. Irene Ceccherini 16 Feb 2018
18 Creative Commons Maya Literary Traditions and Present-day Concerns Manuel May Castillo discusses Maya literary traditions and present-day concerns. Manuel May Castillo 27 Jul 2016
19 Learning from the Tlamatque Raul Macuil discusses learning from the Tlamatque. Raul Macuil 27 Jul 2016
20 Creative Commons The Materiality of Codex Mendoza Jorge Gomez Tejada discusses the materiality of the Codex Mendoza. Jorge Gomez Tejada 27 Jul 2016
21 Creative Commons The Codex Laud: Materiality and the problem of its provenance Maria Isabel Alvarez Icaza discusses the Codex Laud: Materiality and the problem of its provenance. Maria Isabel Alvarez Icaza 26 Jul 2016
22 Creative Commons MOLAB non-invasive investigations of Mesoamerican codices in the Bodleian libraries Constanza Milliani discusses MOLAB non-invasive investigations of Mesoamerican codices in the Bodleian libraries. Constanza Milliani 11 Jul 2016
23 Creative Commons Cultural and historical implications of non-destructive analyses on mesoamerican codices Davide Domenici discusses cultural and historical implications of non-destructive analyses on mesoamerican codices. Davide Domenici 11 Jul 2016
24 Elite Folktales: An Exquisite Sixteenth-Century Persian Illustrated Manuscript in the Bodleian Library’s Ouseley Collection A conversation with Dr Nasrin Askari, Bahari Visiting Fellow in the Persian Arts of the Book 2016 & Alasdair Watson, Bahari Curator of Persian Collections, Bodleian Library Nasrin Askari, Alasdair Watson 08 Jul 2016
25 Creative Commons Panel Discussion 04 Day 2 afternoon speakers gather to answer questions from the audience. Chaired by Dr Joris Dik. Joris Dik 08 Jul 2016
26 Creative Commons Panel Discussion 03 Day 2 morning speakers gather to answer questions from the audience. Chaired by David Howell. David Howell 08 Jul 2016
27 Creative Commons Panel Discussion 02 Day 1 afternoon speakers gather to answer questions from the audience. Chaired by Martin Jansen. Maartin Jansen 08 Jul 2016
28 Creative Commons Technical Study of the Codex Borbonicus through non-invasive material characterization Fabien Pottier discusses the technical study of the Codex Borbonicus through non-invasive material characterzation. Fabien Pottier 08 Jul 2016
29 Creative Commons Anute Palimpsest: Full Body Scan Tim Zaman discusses the Anute Palimpsest: a full body scan. Tim Zaman 08 Jul 2016
30 Creative Commons Mixtec Colonial Maps and Land Tenure Omar Aguilar Sanchez discusses Mixtec colonial maps and land tenure. Omar Aguilar Sanchez 08 Jul 2016
31 Creative Commons The Codex Anute Palimpsest Ludo Snijders discusses the Codex Anute palimpsest. Ludo Snijders 08 Jul 2016
32 Creative Commons Non-Destructive Analysis of the Colombino Codex Jose Luis Ruvalcaba Sil discusses the non-destructive analysis of the Colombino Codex. Jose Luis Ruvalcaba Sil 08 Jul 2016
33 Creative Commons Panel Discussion 01 Day 1 morning speakers gather to answer questions from the audience. Chaired by Virginia M. Lladó-Buisán. Virginia M. Lladó-Buisán 08 Jul 2016
34 Creative Commons Contemporary K'iche Ritual Dance and the Dresden Codex Paul Van Den Asker discusses the contemporary K'iche ritual dance and the Dresden Codex. Paul Van Den Akker 08 Jul 2016
35 Creative Commons The Materiality of Colour in Pre-Columbian Codices: An Historical Approach Elodie Dupey Garcia discusses the materiality of colour in pre-Columbian Codices: An historical approach. Elodie Dupey Garcia 08 Jul 2016
36 Depicting the Mesoamerican Spirit World Alessia Frassani discusses the depiction of the Meso-american spirit world Alessia Frassani 08 Jul 2016
37 Creative Commons The Materiality of Medieval Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann’s Inaugural Lecture for the Chair in German Medieval Literature and Linguistics. Henrike Lähnemann, Richard Ovenden, Sally Mapstone, kristin püttmann 15 Feb 2016
38 Creative Commons Scenes from Disraeli’s Extraordinary Life: Curating the Bodleian 2004 Exhibition and Widening Its Reach An inside look at the 2002 Bodleian Library exhibition about Disraeli's extraordinary life. Helen Langley 08 Jul 2015
39 Shining Light on Medieval Manuscripts Prof. Andrew Beeby, Durham University and Keble Senior Academic Visitor, discusses his current project on the chemical analysis through Raman spectroscopy of Medieval manuscripts, and how his work can contribute to the historical record. Andrew Beeby 02 Mar 2015
40 Ancient Lives: Classics and Digital Humanities at Oxford James Brusuelas from the Faculty of Classics, Oxford University, gives a talk at DHOxSS 2014, around the Ancient Lives project. James Brusuelas 23 Jul 2014
41 Creative Commons Scribal correction and literary craft: English manuscripts 1375-1510 Adam Smyth talks to Professor Daniel Wakelin about his new book on cultures of correction in later medieval manuscripts. Daniel Wakelin, Adam Smyth 08 Jul 2014
42 Creative Commons Jane Austen's Manuscripts Explored Professor Kathyrn Sutherland from the University of Oxford talks around the manuscripts of Jane Austen, what we can learn from them about her family life but also her writing style and techniques. Kathryn Sutherland 08 Jun 2012
43 Creative Commons Jane Austen's Manuscripts Explored Professor Kathyrn Sutherland from the University of Oxford talks around the manuscripts of Jane Austen, what we can learn from them about her family life but also her writing style and techniques. Kathryn Sutherland 08 Jun 2012
44 Creative Commons The Watsons: Jane Austen Practising Professor Kathryn Sutherland from the University of Oxford talks about some of Jane Austen's manuscripts from the novel "The Watsons" and what we can learn about her from these. Kathryn Sutherland 08 Jun 2012
45 Creative Commons The Watsons: Jane Austen Practising Professor Kathryn Sutherland from the University of Oxford talks about some of Jane Austen's manuscripts from the novel "The Watsons" and what we can learn about her from these. Kathryn Sutherland 08 Jun 2012
46 Creative Commons Conclusion to Crossing Borders The conclusion to the Crossing Borders exhibition. The exhibition tells the story of how Jews, Christians and Muslims have contributed to the development of the book. Piet van Boxel 10 May 2010
47 Creative Commons Sciences Piet looks at how the works of famous ancient thinkers such as Aristotle, Hippocrates, Euclid or Ptolemy traveled from culture to culture and formed the basis of Muslim, Christian and Jewish science and philosophy alike. Piet van Boxel 10 May 2010
48 Creative Commons User-produced Hebrew Prayer Books and Shared Iconography Some Hebrew manuscripts were produced in Christian workshops, others were made by Jewish artists themselves for their own use. Piet looks at examples of these and explores the shared iconography between Christian and Jewish faiths, such as the unicorn. Piet van Boxel 10 May 2010
49 Creative Commons Hebrew Prayer Books for Public Use Piet looks at the three great Bodleian mahzorim (large and elaborately decorated prayer books for the festivals), which were illuminated by Christian painters in collaboration with and under the supervision of Jewish scribes. Piet van Boxel 10 May 2010
50 Creative Commons Arabic Art Forms in Spanish Book Production Piet explains Arabic design and illustration in Spanish books, looking in particular at the Kennicott Bible, produced in La Coruna, Spain, in 1476. Piet van Boxel 10 May 2010
51 Creative Commons From Roll to Codex Piet explains codices, the oldest manuscripts in book form, looking in particular at a fragment of the Hebrew text of the book of Ecclesiasticus (ch. 40) from the Cairo Genizah, and the four Gospels in Syriac. Piet van Boxel 06 May 2010
52 Creative Commons Introduction to Crossing Borders An introduction to the Crossing Borders exhibition. The exhibition tells the story of how Jews, Christians and Muslims have contributed to the development of the book. Piet van Boxel 06 May 2010
53 Pre-1500 Printed Books The earliest printers spread from Mainz in Germany where Gutenberg first had his printing house to Venice, Rome, Paris, and the Netherlands. Examples from all of these centres of 15th-century printing are found in Bodleian collections. Paul Nash 05 Mar 2010