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Our Next Meetings

Hull’s Cultures of Knowledge, 1470-1700 

Before Hull City of Culture 2017, Hull had already been a city of culture for many centuries. An important aspect of this culture was knowledge, and for our pre-modern ancestors the most important knowledge one could have was that which showed the surest way to God. An invaluable insight into this earlier city of culture is afforded by the books which were used at the time.

Now, in this exhibition of books and the series of associated lectures, there is a unique opportunity to explore the Rare Books Collection of the University’s Brynmor Jones Library, which includes the Renaissance libraries of Holy Trinity Church (the Minster), St Mary’s Church, Lowgate, and Hull Grammar School.

The lectures run from 3.00 to 4.00 pm on the days indicated, while the exhibition (a new one for each lecture) will be open for an hour before and an hour after each lecture. Both the exhibitions and the lectures take place in the Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull.

Wednesday 20 June 2018: Christians and Jews in the Age of Reformation (Dr Kenneth Austin, University of Bristol). For further details about this lecture, click here.

Saturday 30 June 2018: The New Testament in Greek after Erasmus (Professor Keith Elliott, University of Leeds). For further details about this lecture, click here.

Thursday 5 July 2018: Preaching and Print (Professor Anne Thayer, Lancaster Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania). For further details about this lecture, click here.

Friday 13 July 2018: Apocalypse and Reform (Dr Rita Voltmer, University of Trier). For further details about this lecture, click here.

To book your place at all or any of these events, contact http://libcal.hull.ac.uk/calendar/hck

Organized by the Brynmor Jones Library and the Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Hull, and supported by the Ferens Education Trust.