Bookbinding: First Session of a Series of Virtual Encounters on Book History

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Monday, 6 July, 2020 - 11:00
Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan Library is very pleased to invite you to the first session of a series of virtual encounters on various aspects of book history.

The first online meeting is devoted to bookbinding and is scheduled for Monday July 6 2020, 11:00 am Ann Arbor (EDT) 5:00pm Madrid (CET). This session, and the series, have been organized by Pablo Alvarez (UM) and Benito Rial Costas (UCM), and will be hosted by the University of Michigan Library and the Facultad de Ciencias de la Documentacion of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid via Zoom. The session is free of charge and open to all, but registration is required. The details of the programme are listed below.

To register for the event please complete the registration form:


Finding the Right Name: Classification and Terminology in Endbands of the Eastern Mediterranean Bindings
Georgios Boudalis (Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki)

Zooming in and Zooming out of Islamic Bookbindings
Karin Scheper (University Library of Leiden)

Ontological Reasoning for the Language of Bindings Thesaurus
Athanasios Velios (Ligatus, University of the Arts London)

Unraveling Mysteries: Observation, Analysis, and Investigation through Craft Experimentation
Kyle Clark (University of Michigan Library)

Stationary Binding of Medical Recipe Notebooks and Daily Life in Colegio de Vizcainas
Martha Romero (Institute of Bibliographical Research, National University of Mexico)

The Burning of the Butterfly: A Plaquette Binding at the University of Michigan Library
Pablo Alvarez (University of Michigan Library)

The session will be chaired by Evyn Kropf (University of Michigan Library)