Lyon Book History Workshop

Applications for the forthcoming Lyon Book History Workshop (22- 25 June 2015) are now open.

For the 12th edition of its Book History Workshop, the Lyon-based
Institut d’histoire du livre is offering 3 advanced courses in the
fields of book and printing history, taught by Neil Harris, François
Vinourd and Claudio Galleri with Eléonore Litim.


Paper and watermarks as bibliographical evidence – Dr. Neil Harris
(course in English)

Techniques et matériaux des reliures médiévales – François Vinourd
(course in French)

Image vagabonde : chemins et techniques de l’estampe européenne du XVe
au XVIIIe siècle – Claudio Galleri with Eléonore Litim (course in

The three classes run simultaneously at the enssib school (French LIS
school), with practical sessions at the Lyon City Library, the Printing
Museum and the City Archives. The courses are aimed at a large variety
of specialists (librarians, curators, students, scholars, artisans,
scholars, graphic designers, booksellers, students, etc.) who encounter
questions related to the history of the book, printing and graphic
communication in the course of their work or research. Each course is
taught by a leading expert in the field with emphasis on the study of
original documents.

In order to facilitate access to collections and “hands-on” study of
original documents, each class is limited to 12 students.

Course fees (one course – 4 days):
Full price: 500 euros
Student rate: 300 euros (required mandatory documents: a motivation
letter, CV and a copy of your university student card)
The course fees include the provision of study materials, a welcome
cocktail and tea/coffee breaks. It does not include meals and

Last but not least, the Bibliographical Society
( is offering a bursary of 500 pounds to one
of the students who wishes to attend the Book History Workshop 2015. To
apply, please send a motivation letter, CV as well as the application
form (available online) for one of the three courses to:

For more information and registration:
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Dr. Sheza Moledina, workshop coordinator
Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon
La Part-Dieu
30 boulevard Vivier-Merle
69003 Lyon, France

Giulia Ventrella-Proust

Giulia Ventrella-Proust est chargée de la gestion du projet de recherche international EDITEF, coordonné par Chiara Lastraioli et portant sur "Le livre italien dans l'espace francophone à la première modernité" (Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance). Elle s'occupe du suivi et de la coordination du projet, ainsi que de la recherche scientifique et de sa valorisation auprès de la communauté scientifique et du grand public.

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