Rémi Jimenes is a lecturer in the Centre for Renaissance Studies at the University of Tours. As a visiting research associate of the sub-faculty of French during Michaelmas term 2019, he stayed at the MFO and was affiliated to Saint Catherine's College. As part of this fellowship, he gave lectures on the relationship between authors and printers in 17th-century France. His research mainly deals with 16th-century French typography.
'During my stay in Oxford, I had the opportunity to work on the Bodleian library collection. I also managed to see 17th-century French manuscripts including very interesting dedication copies. I also enjoyed the "Bibliographical press" in the Schola musicae. It is a printing room, with 19th-century presses, where one can experiment with the traditional typography technics. I was able to follow the two sessions of a workshop devoted to wooden types by David Armes, the Bodleian library printer in residence. All this allowed me to have a great time in Oxford.'