Religious Manuscripts, Hand Press Books and Prints (15th-19th Centuries): Ephemera (2-6 July 2018)

In this summer school, expert speakers will explain the traditional techniques of manuscript, book and print production (printing, lay-out, illustration). This year special attention will be devoted to the production and function of ephemera in all its manifestations. Introductory presentations will familiarise the students with the crucial role Antwerp played as a printing center. Most lectures are conceived as workshops and hands-on sessions zooming in on different kinds of text media and the place of ephemera within them. Lecturers will use the holdings of the Ruusbroec Institute Library and select materials that can be handled by the students. In line with this setup, admission to the summer school will be limited to 14 Master students, PhD students and postdocs. The presence of staff and lecturers during the course should stimulate the interaction and spark questions and discussions.

Most sessions will take place at the Ruusbroec Institute’s library of the University of Antwerp. Guided tours will take participants to the Plantin-Moretus Museum for a presentation of sixteenth-century printing techniques, to the stylish Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library, and to the Special Collections Department of the University Library.

An unforgettable experience for every researcher who wants to learn more about manuscripts, hand-press books, and prints, and the role they played in Western European culture.

Organization: Ruusbroec Institute Library, University Library and Faculty of Arts
Partners: Plantin-Moretus Museum and Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library

  


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Daniƫl Ermens Stadscampus GK34
Prinsstraat 13
BE-2000 Antwerp
Tel. 0032 3 265 57 80
daniel.ermens@uantwerpen.be