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Early modern book collections in the twenty-first century


Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 13:00 - 14:00


Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, D02 HH58


Free lunchtime lecture, booking essential

Library professionals will share about the task of caring for early modern book collections in the present day.

The Historical Studies Committee and the Library of the Royal Irish Academy are pleased to present a series of lunchtime lectures on the topic of early modern book collections. At each lecture, experts from the field of print culture and book collecting will present short papers, to be followed by a Q&A session. The speakers will elaborate on the subjects of early modern libraries, private collections and caring for early modern collections in the 21st century.

Wednesday 8 May, 1pm: Early modern book collections in the twenty-first century

The Bolton Library: reconsidering an early modern book collection in the 21st century
Olivia Lardner, Cataloguer of the Bolton Library, University of Limerick

Well read and well-travelled: The Franciscan book collection at UCD Special Collections.
Eugene Roche, Assistant Librarian, UCD Special Collections

The St. Canice's Library: 'Past, Present and Future'
Alexandra Caccamo, Assistant Librarian with responsibility for Special Collections and Archives, Maynooth University Library

Hear about the experiences of library professionals working with early modern collections today. Following the presentations, there will be a Q&A session. This is the second event in a three-part series about early modern book collections presented by the Historical Studies Committee and the Library of the Royal Irish Academy.

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