We are happy to announce that the 8th Ligatus Summer School, following the success of the courses in Volos, Patmos, Thessaloniki, Wolfenbüttel, Venice, and Paris is to be held this year at Uppsala University in Sweden, where we have access to its magnificent library. The university was founded in 1477, and it is the oldest university in Sweden, and still dominates the old centre of the city, itself historically an important archiepiscopal see and trading centre. The University Library’s collections of early printed books are made up of donations, ‘war booty’ (from the conquests of Gustavus Adolphus in the Thirty Years’ War and including the greater part of Copernicus’ own library), purchases and a large collection of Swedish editions, which is particularly comprehensive because of the system of legal deposits that was introduced at the end of the seventeenth century.
The dates for the school are as follows:
The History of European Bookbinding, 1450-1830. Taught by Professor N. Pickwoad: 26 – 30 August
Identifying and recording bookbinding structures of the Eastern Mediterranean. Taught by Dr. G. Boudalis and Dr. A. Velios: 2 – 7 September 2013
For more details about the course and to register, please click here