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18:30 - 20:30 15 January 2013
Temptation in the Archives: Inaugural Lecture by Professor Lisa Jardine
Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre |
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom
Admission: Free of charge
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential
Professor Lisa Jardine, Director, Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, Lisa Jardine CBE is Professor of Renaissance Studies at University College London and Director of the UCL Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Humanities, and the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters.
For the early modern archival scholar, collections of documents in libraries and records offices promise a rich store of clues and confirmations to support their historical researches. The question is, how do we assess such evidence, and responsibly integrate it into the broader historical account? The temptation is particularly to value the colourful anecdote or surprising tidbits of information, as they are set alongside more familiar resources from manuscript and printed sources.
In this lecture Professor Jardine will tell some of those tempting stories, and try to assess their real importance and significance.
Dr Robyn Adams
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