Event announcement: Ligatus Summer School 2016

5-16 September (Lisbon, Portugal)

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Panorama of Lisbon from the castle of St. George (Photograph by Xosema)

We are very pleased to announce the Ligatus Summer School 2016, hosted this year by the New University of Lisbon (NOVA) in association with the University of the Arts London (UAL), the National Library of Portugal and the Torre do Tombo National Archive.

The School will feature two weeklong courses taught by leading experts in the field of book history and conservation:

  • Week 1 (5-9 September): Identifying and Recording Bookbinding Structures of the Eastern Mediterranean; Tutors: Dr Athanasios Velios and Dr Georgios Boudalis
  • Week 2 (12-16 September): European Bookbinding, 1450-1830; Tutor: Professor Nicholas Pickwoad

The School is world renowned amongst librarians, cataloguers, conservators, book historians, book collectors and scholars who work with early books. Participants explore the development of historic bindings, with a particular emphasis on description and recording of structures and materials. The knowledge gained through the School supports academic research, collection management, and conservation decision-making across the world.

For full details and to submit your application, visit the Ligatus Summer School website: http://www.ligatus.org.uk/summerschool/.

Places are limited, so early application is strongly recommended.

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