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ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS EVENING LECTURE Out of London Meeting: York Boynton Hall Simply Told by Dr Adrian Green FSA Boynton Hall, near Bridlington, was occupied by the Strickland family from 1549 to 1950. The Boynton Research Project has investigated the archaeology of the buildings and landscape, and researched the social history of the site […]
The modern books that we hold in our hands today – and the visual texture of the pages within them – took their current form during the middle decades of the eighteenth century. In this illustrated lecture, Richard Wendorf examines the changes in capitalization, italicization, quotation marks, and title-pages that have produced the texts and volumes with which we are familiar today, while also considering the larger cultural developments that made these changes possible.
Tourism of ‘Dickens’s London’ flourished at the turn of the twentieth century, from tours and guidebooks, to magic lantern shows and merchandising. Dr Lee Jackson analyses the origins of this phenomenon, rooted in Dickens’s own imaginative antiquarianism – his love of ‘old buildings and curious people’ – and yet, paradoxically, exemplifying the sort of tourist spectacle that he often derided.