Mondays at Beinecke Gallery Talk & Tea

Event time: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (BRBL) See map
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

A weekly series of insightful, engaging, informal talks on materials from the Beinecke Library’s collections and exhibitions, followed by tea on the mezzanine. NOTE: no talks during Yale spring recess on March 9 or March 16. Spring semester 2020 talks in conjunction with exhibition “Subscribed: The Manuscript in Britain, 1500-1800” (More information:
The schedule of talks for this semester includes:
January 27: Jan 27th - “What is our Life?: The Music of Melancholy in Early Modern England”
Music by Orlando Gibbons, Tobias Hume, and Walter Porter
February 3: Nancy Kuhl, curator of poetry, Yale Collection of American literature, and curator of exhibition vitrine, “Catch and Hold”, featuring Jen Bervin, Manuscript of Sonnet 35 for Nets (2004).
February 10: Ray Clemens, curator of early books and manuscripts and curator of exhibition vitrine, “What Happens When the English Encounter the Italian Renaissance?”, featuring Cicero, De senectute, f. 2r. Copied by Giovanmarco Cinico from Parma. Naples, 1467, and Peter Meghen, scribe. Moral and theological treatises copied for Christopher Urswick, f. 27r. London, ca. 1502.
February 24: Lawrence Manley, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English and curator of exhibition vitrine, “lett the knight offer to go forward”, featuring A tragedie called Oedipus, f. 19v. England,
ca. 1596–1603.
March 2: “Laughing Matters: The Music of Mirth in Early Modern England”
Music by Thomas Morley, John Dowland, and original student compositions
March 23: Talk by by Eve Houghton, curator of “Pastime with Good Company”: Writing and Leisure in Early Modern England
March 30: Diane Ducharme, archivist and curator of exhibition vitrine, “The Glory of God, the Glory of Family”, featuring Richard Rolle, De emendatione vitae and other works, f. [iii]v and f. [iv]r (details). England, 1450s? With extensive annotations by members of the Heneage family and others, ca. 1540–1820.
April 6: Susan Howe, poet and curator of exhibition vitrine, “ My dearest Miss Howe! / O what dreadful things
I have to tell you!”, featuring Jonathan Edwards, reading list (detail). n.d.
April 13: Sara Powell, research librarian and curator of exhibition vitrine, “We Do Not Know”, featuring Indictment against Mary English for bewitching Elizabeth Hobert of Salem (recto and detail
of verso). Salem, Massachusetts, 1692.
April 20: Closing tea with Kathryn James, curator of early modern books and manuscripts, and Eve Houghton, curatorial assistant and graduate student in the Department of English, Yale University

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