Vestigia is hosting its second Hidden Libraries summer school from 2nd to 13th July 2018 within the Utrecht Network.
It will present different elements of a hidden library with particular focus on manuscript fragments. It aims at creating awareness on the issues connected to such collections in order to better preserve this kind of European heritage.
Where and When
The second edition of our successful Hidden Libraries School will take place in Graz from July 2-13.
There are a number of historical libraries in Europe and elsewhere that are inaccessible or are not accessible to the scientific community or public.
There are also book collections that are endangered because of their state of preservation.
The theme of the summer school will present different elements of a hidden library with particular focus on manuscript fragments.
It aims at creating awareness on the issues connected to such collections in order to better preserve this kind of European heritage.
Also, it offers various tools that help make visible on our screens what is so far hidden on shelves.
Target group and application
The summer school is open to students at bachelors, masters and doctoral level from the following fields of study: Library Science, Book History, Codicology, Book Conservation, Metadata and Cataloguing, Digitization Techniques, Cultural Heritage, Digital Humanities.
Deadline for applications is April 1st 2018.
The programme comprises a variety of subjects which are condensed in the following units:
- Introduction and presentation of the topic
- Materials and Codicology
- Cataloguing and Metadata
- Aspects of book preservation
- Hidden Libraries: Case Studies
- Digitization techniques
See a detailed preliminary programme here.
For more information about Utrecht Network Summer Schools, click here.