Research Day: Reconstructing Nicholas Crouch: the library of a seventeenth-century medic

nicholas crouch

 

Delegates are invited to hear speakers from across academic disciplines discussing research directions for a newly accessible early printed and manuscript collection in Oxford. The Library of Nicholas Crouch (ca. 1618 - ca.1690) at Balliol College was catalogued and conserved thanks to a generous grant from The Wellcome Trust. Read more about the project on the Balliol's Historic Collections blog: https://balliollibrary.wordpress.com/category/reconstructing-nicholas-crouch/

 

Free event. Numbers limited. Sign-up: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nicholas-crouch-research-day-tickets-47214028430

Lunch and refreshments included

 

10.00-10.30: Registration

 

10.30-11.40: Session 1: Networks and Connections

(Chaired by Professor Seamus Perry)

•             Professor Adam Smyth: Crouch’s diary and almanacs

•             Dr Will Poole: Crouch and pamphlet collection

•             Dr Jason Scott-Warren: Pricing and splicing with Crouch

•             Dr John-Paul Ghobrial: Beyond Balliol: Crouch’s links to the wider world

•             Nikki Tomkins: The binders behind the books

Questions and discussion

 

11.40-12.00: Refreshments

 

12.00-13.10 : Session 2: From Natural Philosophy to Poetry

(Chaired by Dr Peter Elmer)

•             Dr Olivia Smith: Science and experimentation in Nicholas Crouch’s collection

•             Professor Elizabeth Hageman: Nicholas Crouch, Francis Finch, John Freeman, and Katherine Philips at Balliol College: 1653-1664.

•             Dr Benjamin Wardhaugh: ‘Six hundred thousand different Latine Verses’: Nicholas Crouch's mathematics

•             Dr Kathleen Walker-Meikle: Nicholas Crouch: Pharmacological receipts and medical book collecting

Questions and discussion

 

13.10-14.00: Lunch

 

14.00-15.00: Reconstructing Nicholas Crouch exhibition opening

A chance to see items from Crouch’s Library at Balliol Historic Collections Centre, St Cross Church

 

For more information email library@balliol.ox.ac.uk or phone 01865 277709

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