Event: Banning Books: The Antwerp Indexes of Plantin, 1569-1571, 12-13 June 2022

The seminar “Banning Books: The Antwerp Indexes of Plantin, 1569-1571” will be held at the Museum Plantin-Moretus (Antwerp) on 13-14 June 2022.

This seminar is part of “Los límites del disenso”, a research project of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and has been organized by Benito Rial Costas (Complutense University of Madrid).

Attendance is open to all at no charge, but registration is required:

Programme: Monday 13 June

10:00

“It Was Happening Here”

Benito Rial Costas (Complutense University of Madrid)

10:15

“The Measures of the Duke of Alba against Subversive and Heretic Printing in the Netherlands. Legislation, Control of Booksellers and the Preparation of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum of 1570”

Gustaaf Janssens (KU Leuven)

10:45

“Pressure, Punishment and Reintegration: Royal Pardons Letters for Printers in the Wake of the Antwerp Indexes, 1568-1590”

Hans Cools (KU Leuven) and Gert Gielis (Archives de l’État en Belgique)

11:15

“New Insights into the Printing History of the 1570 Index Librorum Prohibitorum

Kristof Selleslach (Museum Plantin-Moretus)

11:45

“The Spread of the Antwerp Indexes of Prohibited Books, 1569-1571: A Long-Time Study”

Renaud Adam (Arenberg Auctions)

12:15

Break

13:45

“What Kind of Dutch Secular Books the Authorities Were Afraid of?”

Hubert Meeus (University of Antwerp)

14:15

“Vernacular Bible Reading and the Antwerp Indices of 1569, 1570, and 1571”

Wim François (KU Leuven)

14:45

“Stopping the Rot: Religious Converts in the Plantin Indexes of Prohibited Books”

Richard Kirwan (University of Limerick)

15:15

“Francisco de Enzinas, Auctor Primae Classis”

Ignacio García Pinilla (University of Castilla-La Mancha)

15:45

“Proscribed Prescriptions: The Case of Pompeo Della Barba and His Secrets of Nature

Folke Gernert (University of Trier)

Tuesday 14 June

10:00

“Understanding the Censor. A Reading of the Antwerp Expurgatory Index (1571)”

María José Vega (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

10:30

“The 1571 Index Expurgatorius: Erasmus Emasculated or Sublimated?”

Alexandre Vanautgaerden (University of Warwick)

11:00

“The Plurality of Catholic Censorship: The Different Expurgations of Johannes Wild (Ferus) and the Antwerp Indexes of 1569, 1570 and 1571”

Markus Müller (University of Wuppertal)

11:30

Closing remarks

11:45

Show and Tell: “The Officina Plantiniana’s material legacy exhibited by the printing of Jan Baptist Houwaert’s Pegasides Pleyn (1582-1583)”

Kristof Selleslach (Museum Plantin-Moretus)

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