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Event Series Evening Lectures

Boynton Hall Simply Told

York St John University York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, United Kingdom

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 […]

Event Series Conferences

SAL Collections and Research Day

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

Explore the research potential of their archives, library and museum collections at Burlington House, and discover how their digitisation and cataloguing is progressing, and how this is enhancing their research potential.

Event Series Evening Lectures

The Creation of the Modern English Page (and Book!)

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.

Event Series Lunchtime Lectures

Dickens, Antiquity and Literary Tourism

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

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.