Cambridge Workshop Programme

Fig. 5 - Interior of the Parker Library

A day workshop on the life and library of Hernando Colón

17 December 2013

Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Organized by José María Pérez Fernández and Edward Wilson-Lee, with funding from the Cambridge Humanities Research Grant Scheme


Brian Cummings (York)
Vittoria Feola (Vienna)
Andrew Hadfield (Sussex)
Ana Carolina Hosne (Heidelberg)
Tess Knighton (I.C.R.E.A – C.S.I.C)
Miguel Martínez (Chicago)
Alexander Marr (Cambridge)
David McKitterick (Cambridge)
José María Pérez Fernández (Granada)
Andrew Pettegree (St. Andrew’s)
Jason Scott-Warren (Cambridge)
Edward Wilson-Lee (Cambridge)


9:30 – 10:00
Coffee and Welcome

10:00 – 11:00
Introductory presentation on the Biblioteca Hernandina and the project.
By: José María Pérez Fernández and Edward Wilson-Lee
Response / Chair: David McKitterick

11:00 – 11:30

11:30 – 13:00
First panel
Miguel Martínez: ‘Hernando’s ‘obrezillas’: Popular print in the Hernandina’
Ana Carolina Hosne: ‘From Marco Polo to the Americas: The Biblioteca Hernandina and the global modern world’
Andrew Pettegree: ‘Lost books’
Response / Chair: Andrew Hadfield.

13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:30
Second panel
Tess Knighton: ‘Hernando Colón as a collector of music books’
Alexander Marr: ‘Colón’s print collection’
Vittoria Feola: ‘Nemo propheta in patria. The fate of three great libraries: the Biblioteca Hernandina, the Bibliotheca Ashmoleana and the Bibliotheca Eugeniana’
Response / Chair: Jason Scott-Warren

15:30 – 16:00

16:00 – 17:00
Discussion of the ‘Memoria del Bachiller Juan Perez’
Chair: Andrew Pettegree

17:00 – 17:30
General discussion and closing remarks
Chair: Brian Cummings

Workshop Dinner (St. John’s Chop House)

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