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The Oxford Photography Festival 14 is presenting a lecture and panel discussion on The work of Henry Fox Talbot.  The discussion will include Richard Ovenden, Professor Larry Schaaf and Dr Mirjam Brusius and comes after the Bodleian Library secured Talbot's personal archive.

Tickets costs £5 and the event will take place on Sunday, 5 October 2014 from 1130-1400 at the Bodleian's Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG. Bookings can be made here: http://www.rps.org/events/2014/october/05/pof14-the-work-of-henry-f...

More information about the range of exhibitions and events at the Festival can be found here: http://www.photographyoxford.co.uk/events.html

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Comment by Mirjam Brusius on August 11, 2014 at 8:31

 

A book launch and drinks reception will follow the lecture on Oct 5th at the Divinity School, Bodleian Library:

 

Launch of William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography (Yale University Press 2013)

 

edited by Mirjam Brusius, Katrina Dean, and Chitra Ramalingam; With essays by Katrina Dean, Eleanor Robson, Mirjam Brusius, Graham Smith, Larry J. Schaaf, Simon Schaffer, Herta Wolf, Vered Maimon, Anne Secord, Chitra Ramalingam, and June Barrow-Green     

 

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877) was a British pioneer in photography, yet he also embraced the wider preoccupations of the Victorian Age—a time that saw many political, social, intellectual, technical, and industrial changes. His manuscripts, now available to the public, reveal the connections and contrasts between his photographic innovations and his investigations into optics, mathematics, botany, archaeology, and classical studies. Drawing on Talbot’s fascinating letters, diaries, research notebooks, botanical specimens, and photographic prints, distinguished scholars from a range of disciplines, including historians of science, art, and photography, broaden our understanding of Talbot as a Victorian intellectual and a man of science. 

Please register via the Photography festival:

http://www.rps.org/events/2014/october/05/pof14-the-work-of-henry-f...

 

If you intend to attend the book launch only, please contact mirjam.brusius@history.ox.ac.uk

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