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CONF: Printing Time – Workshop on French Almanacs (Waddesdon, 16 Oct 17)

Registration deadline: Oct 12, 2017

This is to announce a workshop at Waddesdon Manor in conjunction with the exhibition "Glorious Years: French Calendars from Louis XIV to the Revolution". The workshop will explore themes around the production and consumption of French 17th-and 18th-century almanacs (book and print formats), while also looking at the broader context of the history of Time and its depiction during this period. Our distinguished speakers are drawn from across disciplines.

To register an interest in attending please email A charge of £25 covers all catering costs. To secure a place, please call the Waddesdon booking office 01296 820414 (open 10:00–16:00) to pay using either a debit or credit card. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know when you book your place.


10:00 Registration and coffee (Manor Restaurant)

Welcome and introduction
by Pippa Shirley (Head of Collections, Waddesdon) and Rachel Jacobs (Curator, Waddesdon)

10:50 Morning Presentations

Maxime Préaud (formerly conservateur général, département des Estampes et de la Photographie, Bibliothèque nationale de France)
Les relations entre la France et l'Angleterre pendant le règne de Louis XIV, selon les almanachs muraux français

Stephen Boyd Davis (Professor of Design Research, Royal College of Art)
La Science des Temps: New Ideas of Time in the Eighteenth Century

Visit the exhibition "Glorious Years"
with curator Rachel Jacobs and Adam Dant (Artist), The Mother of Parliaments: Annual Division of Revenue: A Print for the British Electorate, 2017

13:00 Lunch in Manor Restaurant

14:30 Afternoon Presentations

Véronique Sarrazin (Maître de conférence d'histoire modern, Université d'Angers, Laboratoire CERHIO)
Livres et estampes, deux économies de l'almanach dans la 1ère moitié du XVIIIe siècle à Paris

Matthew Shaw (Librarian of the Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study)
Almanacs for a New Era: The French Republican Calendar

16:00 Drinks with a chance to visit the manor and exhibition

Presentations will be in both English and French.


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