Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce its plans to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Over the weekend of 23 - 24 April 2016, specially created short films of each of Shakespeare's plays will be shown on screens along the banks of the Thames.
In this very Shakespeare-focused year, Liber B, one of the Stationers' registers used to record copyright and specifically the one holding the registrations of Shakespeare's plays has travelled to Washington, USA on loan to an exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The Exhibition will open on 19 January. the Master will be there as will, we hope at least one Liveryman resident in the US. Click here to read the full press release. The image shows the registration of Venus and Adonis.
The 2015 Panizzi lectures will be given by David McKitterick on “The Invention of Rare Books”. Professor McKitterick is the outgoing Fellow Librarian of Trinity College Cambridge and Honorary Professor of Historical Bibliography at the same University.
Members will be pleased to have the chance to read Kenneth Fincham's presentation to the very successful Archive Evening on 18 May entitled The English Bible c1539 - 1611: Politics and Theology. It can be accessed by clicking here. Kenneth Fincham (picture by Sophia Panteli) is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Kent and specialises in Politics Religion and Culture of 16th and 17th century Europe.
Liveryman David Pearson writes that there is a longstanding informal association between the Company and the Bibliographical Society, the country’s leading learned society for encouraging study and publication around the history of the book.
2013 marks the 400th anniversary of the building of the walls and the incorporation of London~Derry, as part of the Plantation of Ulster, an event with which the City of London, and the livery companies in particular, has a close association.