The Bibliographical Society: Graham Pollard Memorial Lecture: Edward Wilson-Lee, Hernando Colón and the Universal Library Machine

The Bibliographical Society: Graham Pollard Memorial Lecture: Edward Wilson-Lee, Hernando Colón and the Universal Library Machine
Date
20 April 2021, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Type
Lecture
Description

Graham Pollard Memorial Lecture
Edward Wilson-Lee, 'Hernando Colón and the Universal Library Machine'
This lecture will give a brief overview of the extraordinary bibliographical project of Hernando Colón, natural son of the explorer Columbus, who set out to build a library that would focus on printed works and would contain a copy of every book in every language and in every subject. As well as sketching the contents and organisation of the library, the lecture will briefly consider the implications of Hernando's projects for our understanding of the early modern book world and the role of library catalogues within it.
 

This meeting will take place online via Zoom.


The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and virtual socialising.





If you have enjoyed the Society’s events, why not join us and become a member? For further information on the cost and benefits of membership, please check the Society’s website.




Unless stated otherwise, all our events are free of charge and anyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend. Registration is required for all events. Please sign up using the booking form below.

Contact

IES Events
IESEvents@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8683