Monthly Archives: January 2015

William Blake Events in Oxford

A number of events related to William Blake will be taking place at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford this term:

LECTURES

Towards a New Era in Printmaking: Innovation in the 18th Century
With Dr Ad Stijnman FRHistS, private researcher
Ashmolean Lecture Theatre, Friday 16 January, 2-3pm
£5/£4 concessions
Printmaking changed dramatically after 1700 with the introduction of new plate-making and plate-printing processes, coloured inks and state of the art print presses. Dr Stijnman looks at this era in which artists, printers, engravers and publishers produced work that astonished audiences.
Book now at www.ashmolean.org/tickets

Reading in the Spirit of Blake
With Saree Makdisi, Professor of English and Comparative Studies at UCLA
Ashmolean Lecture Theatre, Friday 23 January, 4.30-5.30pm
£5/£4 concessions
This lecture explores the relationship between William Blake’s words and the images in his illustrated books and hopes to show you how to read ‘in the spirit of Blake’. Part of the ‘Inspired by Blake’ Festival.
Book now at www.ashmolean.org/tickets

Italian Old Master Prints Through the Eyes of Blake and His Friends
With Michael Bury, University of Edinburgh
Ashmolean Lecture Theatre, Thursday 19 February, 2-3pm
£5/£4 concessions
In the late 18th century, Blake and his contemporaries developed a distinctive approach to the study of Italian Renaissance prints. They paid attention to printmakers whose work has been largely ignored or disparaged in preceding years. This talk examines these artworks and identifies why Blake admired them so much.
Book now at www.ashmolean.org/tickets

CONFERENCE

Apprentice & Master: Conference
With the University of Oxford’s Faculty of English and the Birkbeck Centre for 19th-century Studies
Ashmolean Lecture Theatre, Saturday 24 January, 10am-8pm
£30/£25 concessions
Leading academics in the study of Blake will explore a variety of perspectives on the exhibition. The conference includes lunch and is followed by a reception and private viewing of the exhibition.
Book now at www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk