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Ancient Reading in Historical Context

Did Byzantine princesses read differently from English Tudor Kings? – The history of how we have read across the centuries.


This lecture will explore the varying ways in which people have read across time. When the move to ‘silent reading’ – as opposed to reading out loud to oneself – took place is debated but the shift to the entirely private business of ‘silent reading’ is a crucial one. Did educated nuns or Byzantine princesses read differently from their male counterparts?

For all information about this free public lecture by Belinda Jack, Gresham Professor of Rhetoric, please visit the event's page on the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/ancient-reading-in-an-historical-context


Speaker(s):

Professor Belinda Jack | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

28 January 2014 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Museum of London
London Wall
London
EC2Y 5HN
+44 20 76 00 36 99
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/
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Gresham College
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