Robinson Dag2 Mar2015 DGT Larry Schaaf
CREDIT: © Dr Mike Robinson

The Future of the Past: The Talbot Catalogue Raisonné

Event info

Professor Larry Schaaf will deliver the 2020 Colin Ford Lecture providing a fascinating insight to his work on The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné.

Schaaf has been examining and compiling information on Talbot images worldwide for more than four decades. Beginning in 2014, with the backing of the William T Hillman Foundation, the Bodleian Libraries undertook converting these private databases into a public resource.  So far, images and data on more than 16,000 photographs have been made freely available on the website.  These allow individual researchers to pursue their own questions and draw their own conclusions.

Tickets are free but booking is essential and can be made at the Bodleian Library website here.

Image: © Mike Robinson. Daguerreotype portrait of Larry J. Schaaf.

Event Organiser

RPS Historical Group


Venue Information

There is a ramp for wheelchair access.


Weston Library

Broad Street