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06.02.2015 von lbineolatin

Aldus Manutius: The Struggle and the Dream

On 6 February 1515, Aldus Manutius, humanist and ‚father of modern publishing‘, died in Venice.  Exactly five hundred years later in Oxford, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies celebrated his remarkable achievements and the Bodleian Library exhibition ‚Aldus Manutius: The Struggle and the Dream‘, curated by LBI researcher Dr Oren Margolis.  In a public lecture delivered in Convocation House, Dr Margolis discussed the famous Hypnerotomachia Poliphili and its place in Aldus’s oeuvre.  After the lecture, the LBI co-hosted a reception in Divinity School, giving attendees the opportunity to view the exhibition as well as a temporary display of Aldine books curated by three of Dr Margolis’s students from Somerville College, Oxford.

A symposium convened at the Codrington Library, All Souls College on the following day by Dr Margolis and Prof. Ian Maclean explored the various aspects of Aldus’s printed achievement: in Greek, Latin, vernacular, and illustrated books, as well as in business.  Another display of books showed Aldus’s works alongside those of his contemporaries; it also included a volume borrowed from New College Library of Thomas Linacre’s Aristotle, given by Aldus to the English humanist and the only complete set of this pioneering Aldine edition printed entirely on vellum.

Further coverage of the Bodleian exhibition and the lecture:



Event Details
Fri, 06/02/2015 – 12:00