2010-11-11

Sir Thomas Urquhart: 400th Anniversary Conference

The Cromary Arts Trust presents the 400th Anniversary Conference, 15th and 16th April 2011: A Celebration of the Life and Times of the 17th century laird of Cromarty, civil war soldier, writer and translator of Rabelais.

A nerd-o-gasm I wish I could experience: conference to commemorate the 400th birthday of Sir Thomas Urquhart, adventurer, translator of Rabelais, creator of the language Logopandecteision. Does it get any better than this?

References:

Craik, R. J. Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty (1611-1660): Adventurer, Polymath, and Translator of Rabelais. Lewiston: Mellen Research University Press, 1993.

Links:

Thomas Urquhart - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Logopandecteision - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Logopandecteision, Or an Introduction to the Universal Language (1653)

Ekskybalauron: Or, the Discovery of the Most Exquisite Jewel ... (1653), in The Works of Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty, Knight (1834). Other editions & other works by and about Urquhart are available from archive.org.

The Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine ... (1822): I: Sir Thomas Urquhart's Jewel

Logopandekteision, extract from International Language: Past, Present & Future by W. J. Clark (1912)

Sir Thomas Urquhart, excerpt & comments by Benjamin Mako Hill

Lecture on Scottish Literature 2: Thomas Urquhart by Dr. John B Corbett. Downloadable sound file available.

1 comment:

sandy said...

Thanks for mentioning our conference. There is now a new website at ww.urquhartconference.org.uk which has all the latest details.

Sandy Thomson
Conference Organiser