BOOK HISTORY WORKSHOP
Lyon, 1 – 4 September 2008
For the sixth edition of its Book History Workshop, organised in
collaboration with the Rare Book School (University of Virginia),
the Lyon-based Institut d’histoire du livre is offering four
advanced courses in the fields of book and printing history.
Courses on offer this year are:
GOTHIC ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE BOOK
(new course, in English)
PRINTED EPHEMERA UNDER THE MAGNIFYING GLASS
(course in French)
TYPE, LETTERING AND CALLIGRAPHY: PART TWO 1830-2000
(existing course, for the first time in English)
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF INCUNABULA
(course in English)
The Book History Workshop is aimed at book and printing
historians and at the many other specialists who encounter
questions related to book and printing history in the course of
their work: researchers, teachers, archivists, librarians, museum
curators, antiquarian booksellers, collectors, designers, etc.
The four-day courses offered by the Institut d’histoire du livre
cover various aspects of the history of the book and graphic
communications. Subjects are dealt with from both theoretical and
practical points of view through illustrated lectures,
discussions and close study of original documents. The courses
make abundant use of the collections of Lyon City Library and
Museum of Printing.
The courses will take place in Lyon from the 1st to the 4th
September 2008. Classes will be held at the Ecole normale
supérieure – lettres et sciences humaines (Lyon) with sessions at
the Lyon City Library and Printing Museum.
Tuition fee: 490 euros (mid-day meals included).
In order to facilitate access to collections of original
documents the number of participants is limited to twelve per
For further information see:
Bibliothèque de la Part-Dieu
30 boulevard Vivier-Merle
alcollomb at bm-lyon dot fr