The Rylands Lunchtime Seminar Series: Scribbling In Old Books: Annotations and The Stories They Can Tell Us
|Dates:||8 December 2022|
|Times:||13:00 - 13:45|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||John Rylands Research Institute and Library|
|Who is it for:||Adults, General public|
This online talk will explore what jottings and notes in books can tell us about life in 18th and 19th century northern English towns. Hannah Barker and Jane Gallagher (Head of Digital Special Collections and Services at the Rylands) will look at examples from both the Rylands and other libraries and archives, focussing on the evidence they contain about religious faith. Although scribbling in books is almost always frowned upon today, historians are more than happy when people did it 200 years ago because of what it reveals about previous owners and their lives.
Hannah Barker is the research lead on the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded projects 'Faith in the Town: Lay Religion, Urbanisation and Industrialisation in England, 1740-1830' and 'Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers' at the John Rylands Research Institute.
This is an online event that will take place via Zoom. Book your free place here:
This event is part of a live, online lunchtime seminar series. University of Manchester researchers team up with experts from the Rylands to share current research activities. The seminars will showcase rare and fascinating objects from the special collections, along with discoveries and new perspectives formed through their study. Attendees will be invited to participate with questions and thoughts during the live Q&A.
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John Rylands Research Institute and Library