Adam Budd, de l’université d’Édimbourg, présentera sa communication “Patronage, Publishing, and the Circulation of Liberty: Thomas Hollis and His Catalogus Librorum Apud Andrew Millar, 1765” le jeudi 12 novembre de 17h à 19h. Maison de la Recherche, 28 rue Serpente, Paris 6e , salle D421.
Thomas Hollis (1720-74) was one of Britain’s most important philanthropists during the Age of Enlightenment — he commissioned, bound, and circulated republican books throughout the libraries of Europe, many years before the Fall of the Bastille. How did Hollis make this happen? What was the production network that enabled this great philanthropist to access this literature — and how did Hollis make his Library of Liberty?