"Filthy talk, p. 2": handwritten indexes in early modern printed books

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Dennis Duncan
Monday, 16 May, 2016 - 17:15
Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Broad Street

What can we learn by looking at a particular type of reader annotation – the personal index, handwritten on the flyleaf of a printed book? This talk looks at how sixteenth- and seventeenth-century readers indexed their books, the methods they used, and the subjects they wanted to return to.