2016 Book History Workshop

Monday 04 July 2016 to Thursday 07 July 2016

The following Lyon Book History Workshop will take place from Monday 4 July to Thursday 7 July 2016.

For the 13th edition of its  Workshop, the Lyon-based Institut d’histoire du livre is offering 4 courses in the fields of book and printing history, taught by Ms. Monique Hulvey, Dr. Kristian Jensen, Dr. Neil Harris and Dr. Sébastien Morlighem.

The four classes run simultaneously during 4 days at the enssib school, with practical sessions at the Lyon Public Library and the Lyon Printing Museum. The courses are aimed at a large variety of specialists (librarians, curators, scholars, artisans, scholars, graphic designers, booksellers, doctoral 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 international expert in the field with emphasis on the study of original documents.

Each course consists of seminars and practical sessions, adding up to 24 hours of teaching time from Monday 4 July 9 am to Thursday 7 July 5:30 pm.

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 price: 300 euros (required mandatory documents: a cover letter, CV and a copy of your university student card)

The course fees include the provision of study materials, a welcome cocktail on Monday evening and tea/coffee breaks. It does not include meals and accommodation.  

Information/registration: ihl[at]enssib.fr

More info about Lyon: http://ihl.enssib.fr/en/about-the-ihl/about-lyon

Workshop coordinators (Lyon Public Library): Dr. Pierre Guinard (Curator and Head of Collections & Content), Dr. Sheza Moledina (academic events coordinator), Mr. Jérôme Sirdey (Curator and Head of the Rare Book and Manuscript department).



The New SHARP Scholar Bursary

Congratulations to Ms Annika Haß (University of Sarrebruck) who has been awarded the SHARP bursary to attend this year's Book History Workshop.




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