Printing Time: Workshop on French Almanacs
Mon 16 Oct 2017
This workshop organised in conjunction with the exhibition Glorious Years will explore themes around the production and consumption of French 17th-and 18th-century almanacs.
The workshop will also be 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 [email protected]. A charge of £25 covers all catering costs.
10:00 Registration and coffee (Manor Restaurant)
10:30 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
12:10 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. Information on Dant’s commissioned almanac is available here.
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