Early Modern Visual Marginalia

1 May 2015, 09:30 - 13:00

Graham Storey Room, Trinity Hall

Booking is now closed
Colloquium fee: £5 - includes refreshments
Deadline: Wednesday 29 April 2015


  • Dr Alexander Marr
  • Dr Kate Isard


  • Professor William Sherman (V&A)
  • Dr Julian Luxford (St Andrews)
  • Dr Alexander Marr (Cambridge)
  • Dr Kate Isard (Visiting Scholar, Cambridge)
  • Dr Richard Oosterhoff (Cambridge)
  • Dr Francesco Benelli (Columbia)

A colloquium on early modern visual marginalia organised by Department of History of Art, Trinity Hall, University Library, University of Cambridge.

Sponsored by Department of History of Art, University Library, Centre for Material Texts.

For further information please contact Gaenor Moore

Accommodation for non-paper giving delegates

We are unable to arrange accommodation, however, the following websites may be of help:

Visit Cambridge
Cambridge Rooms
University of Cambridge accommodation webpage

NB: CRASSH is not able to help with the booking

09.30 - 09.40


09.40 - 10.00


Dr Alexander Marr (University of Cambridge)

10.00 - 11.00

Session I

Dr Julian Luxford (University of St Andrews) Plus ça change: renaissance and later images in the margins of medieval manuscripts

Prof. William Sherman (V&A) Sir Thomas Smith and the eye of history

11.00 - 11.30


11.30 - 13.00

Session II

Dr Richard Oosterhoff (CRASSH, Cambridge) From margins to endpapers: what doodles did in a Renaissance classroom

Dr Alexander Marr (Cambridge) and Dr Kate Isard (Visiting Scholar, Cambridge) A bit on the side: alchemical and erotic marginalia in Cartari’s Le imagini de i dei delli antichi

Dr Francesco Benelli (Columbia) Architects, readers and visual notation in Renaissance Italy