Graham Nattrass Lecture – 17th June 2016, The British Library Conference Centre

Graham Nattrass Lecture – 17th June 2016, The British Library Conference Centre

Under the auspices of the German Studies Library Group and in association with the British Library, a lecture in memory of Graham Nattrass (1940-2012) will be delivered on 17th June 2016 at the British Library Conference Centre in London.  The event is held in the Brontë and Eliot Rooms and will start with refreshments at 5.30 pm, with the lecture commencing at 6 pm.

Professor Joachim Whaley, LittD FBA, will speak on ‘The Empire of Print: Governance and Communication in the Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806’.

Graham Nattrass was Chairman of the German Studies Library Group from 2003 till 2007 and a founding member of the Group.  He enjoyed a long and distinguished career at the British Library, becoming Head of Germanic Collections in 1996 and retiring from the Library in 2005, as its Head of West European Collections, having worked at the British Library (and its antecedents) since 1971.

Joachim Whaley is Professor of German History and Thought at the University of Cambridge (Graham Nattrass’s alma mater).  He is currently a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, having previously held fellowships at Christ’s College, Cambridge and at Robinson College, Cambridge, and he was first appointed to a lectureship at the University’s German Department, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages in 1980.  His publications include Religious Toleration and Social Change in Hamburg, 1529-1819 (Cambridge University Press, 1985) and Germany and the Holy Roman Empire 1493-1806, 2 vols (Oxford University Press, 2012).  He is currently writing a history of Austria and German-speaking Europe from the later Middle Ages to the present day.  Professor Whaley has been a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society since 1984, was awarded a LittD in 2013 by the University of Cambridge for his books and articles on early modern German history, and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in July 2015. 

There is no charge to attend the lecture, but places are strictly limited.  If you intend to come, please email Dorothea Miehe, Chair of the German Studies Library Group: dorothea.miehe@bl.uk.

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