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Ligatus Summer School 2014

22 – 26 September: The History of European Bookbinding 1450-1830.

29 September – 3 October: Identifying and recording bookbinding structures of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Honorat fleuronWeek 1, European Bookbinding 1450-1830

Tutor: Professor N. Pickwoad
This course will follow European bookbinding from the end of the Middle Ages to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, using the bindings themselves to illustrate the aims and intentions of the binding trade. Week 2, Identifying and recording bookbinding structures of the eastern Mediterranean

Tutors: Dr. G. Boudalis and Dr. A. Velios
This course is divided into two interconnected sessions.
Dr. Georgios Boudalis, will focus on the major structural and decorative features of the different bookbinding traditions which have developed in the eastern Mediterranean –including the Coptic, Syriac, Armenian, Georgian and Islamic – with special focus on the Byzantine and post-Byzantine bookbindings.

The other part of the course will be taught by Dr. Athanasios Velios and will deal with the methodologies and techniques that can be used to record bookbindings.

Week 3, Byzantine bookbinding: a practical workshop

Tutor: Dr. G. Boudalis
The aim of this five-day workshop is to produce a model book bound according to typical Byzantine techniques, starting from the sewing of the gatherings and ending with the fastenings and decoration of the cover.

This year’s Ligatus Summer School will take place in the beautiful city of Ljubljana in Slovenia, and will be hosted by the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia.

The price is £300 per week per participant, and this includes fees for teaching only. Travel, food and accommodation would need to be arranged individually by each student.

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Antwerp Summer School

Book and Culture – ‘Religions of the Book’
  15–17 September 2014

Honorat fleuronThe range of subjects is broad: from typography to religious prints, from seventeenth century religious manuscripts to Antwerp’s religious book production. Participants of the Summer School will also be given exclusive previews of the exhibitions that will open during the SHARP conference. During these visits detailed information will be provided by the makers of the exhibitions. 
Finally, a printing demonstration on an original printing press and a speed course First Aid and Old Books will be part of the diverse program (see the SHARP website for the full program).
For registration see the SHARP website.
Fee: € 150: including lunches, and drinks.
The number of participants is limited to 20. Admittance will be in order of registration.
Prerequisites: a basic bibliographical knowledge of the old book.

Organizers: the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of the University of Antwerp and the Flemish Book Historical Society

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