Pricing Renaissance Books

An Overview of the EMoBookTrade Project
Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
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Please join us for Pricing Renaissance Books: An Overview of the EMoBookTrade Project, a lecture by Andrea Ottone, Ph.D. Andrea is a visiting Ahmanson fellow studying Manuscript 170/622, a catalog of priced books held by Bernardo di Giunti until 1518 and compiled between 1600 and the 1640s, from the Bound Manuscripts Collection. Ottone's research at UCLA's Library Special Collections aims to contribute to the understanding of book prices in early modern Italy and to shed light on the working routine of a late Renaissance book trader. 

Andrea earned a Bachelor of Philosophy from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and a Ph.D. from the University of Naples "Federico II" with a dissertation on book circulation within the southern Italian province of the Carthusian Order in the late 16th century. From 2003-2013, he participated in the RICI research program, a project concerned with the regular clergy's book holdings in late Cinquecento Italy, where he focused on the holdings of the Augustinian Order. In 2017, he joined the EMoBook Trade Project, a comprehensive investigation of the Early Modern European book market. In this context, he investigates the work of Bernardo di Giunti, publisher and bookseller in Venice during the late 16th and early 17th century. He has published on topics related to book history, readership, and censorship. His research interests also include the history of technology and the social history Venice. As a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Ohio State University, he taught courses on Western Civilization, as well as European and World History.

Light refreshments will be served.

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