Border Families and their Books, 16-17 April

April 13, 2010

Border Families and their Books in Northern England and in Scotland, c.1480-c.1620

A Symposium. Merton College, Oxford, 16-17 April 2010

Day delegate (without conf. dinner) – £35.

Please note that the rate for day delegates includes attendance on both days.

We are only able to accept registration for day delegates. We will be accepting
a limited number of registrations on the 16/17 April, but please note that we
will not be able to provide lunch/dinner for those registering after 26 March.


Friday 16 April 2010

1100 Welcome and sandwich lunch

1230-1330 Plenary 1: Professor Priscilla Bawcutt (University of Liverpool). Lord William Howard of Naworth and British Library Additional MS 285.

1400-1530 Session 1: The Families of Northern England Professor A.S.G. Edwards (De Montfort University, Leicester). The Percy Family Books.

Dr Patricia Naylor (Reading). Patron and Scribe: A Percy Manuscript.

Dr Jared Sizer (Independent). Life, Literature and Freebooting in Dark Corners: the Lives and Book Collections of the Musgraves of Eden Hall.

1530-1600 Tea/Coffee

1600-1730 Session 2: The Families Of Lowland Scotland (I)

Emily Wingfield (University of Oxford). The Maitlands and the Cockburns. Some Literary Connections.

Sajeed Chowdhury (University of Sussex). ‘Thair is mair constancie in o[u]r sex / Than euer amang men hes bein’: The Metaphysics of Authorship in The Maitland Quarto Manuscript (c.1586)

Janay Nugent (University of Lethbridge). Kirk Family Literature in Lowland Scotland.

1745-1845 Tour of Merton College Library

1900 Dinner, Merton College Hall

2100-2300 Merton College bar open

Saturday 17 April 2010

900-1000 Plenary 2. Dr Sally Mapstone (University of Oxford): The Douglases and their Books.

1000-1015 Tea/Coffee

1015-1145 Session 3: The Families of Lowland Scotland (II) Dr Sebastiaan Verweij (University of Cambridge). Lothian and Fife Families and their Manuscripts.

Melissa Coll (University of Oxford). The Grahams of Montrose.

1145-1200 Break

1200-1300 Session 4: The Families of Gaelic, Highland and Island Scotland (I) Ryoko Harikae (University of Oxford). The Maitland and Sinclair Families: Early Book Collectors and their Books.

Dr Katherine Terrell (New York). ‘Kyndness of Blude’: Kinship, Patronage and Politics in Gavin Douglas.

1300-1345 Lunch

1345-1445 Session 5: The Families of Gaelic, Highland and Island Scotland (II) Dr Martin McGregor (University of Glasgow). The Campbells: Literature and Liminality.

Dr Bruce Durie (University of Strathclyde). Did John Lydgate Write the Original for the ‘Scotch Copy of A Poem on Heraldry’?

1445-1500 Break

1500 Closing Remarks and Discussion. Professor Roger Mason, University of St Andrews

1600 End of Conference and Departure

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