Shakespeare and the V&A

Monday 19 May 2014, 6.30PM

Speaker(s): Bill Sherman (York, Head of Research at V&A)

IPUP Public Lecture

Bill Sherman’s research is driven by a love of archives and other collections, and an interest in how objects from the past (textual and otherwise) come down to us, what they pick up along the way and how they speak across periods. He has published widely on the history of books and readers, the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, the interface between word and image and the relationship between knowledge and power.

Alongside his role in the Department of English and Related Literature Bill was Director of the Centre for Renaissance & Early Modern Studies from 2005 to 2011 and served as Associate Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly from 2001 to 2012. He has held visiting positions at Caltech, Queen Mary (London) and Keio University (Tokyo), and fellowships at the Folger, Huntington, New York Public Library, National Maritime Museum and Bard Graduate Center.

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Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, Heslington West Campus

Admission: All welcome, admission free and unticketed.