Registration is now open for the 2016 Lyon book history workshop.

Dates: Monday 4 July to Thursday 7 July 2016
Venue: Lyon, France

The Lyon-based Institut d’histoire du livre organises an annual summer workshop in Lyon, whose purpose is to improve skills in the interpretation and understanding of specific fields relating to our written and printed heritage. Classes are conducted both as seminars at the enssib university, with a workbook and ample visual material, and as practical hands-on sessions involving original rare and precious material held at the Lyon museum of printing and graphic communication and at the City library.

The 2016 session comprises of 4 courses taught respectively by Monique Hulvey, Kristian Jensen, Neil Harris and Sébastien Morlighem.


Dr. Neil Harris (University of Udine)
The Italian Renaissance Book, and afterwards
Course in English – course description

Dr. Kristian Jensen (British Library)
Introduction to the study of incunabula
Course in English – course description

Ms. Monique Hulvey (Lyon City Library)
Provenance: description and research
Course in French – course description

Dr. Sébastien Morlighem (University of Art and Design, Amiens)
The Didot and modern typography in France – their predecessors, their followers and their heirs
Course in French – course description

The courses are aimed at a large range of specialists (scholars, curators, lecturers, artisans, librarians, booksellers, collectors, graphic designers, doctoral students…) who encounter questions related to the history of the book, printing and graphic communication in the course of their work.

In order to facilitate access to collections and ‘hands-on’ study of original documents, each course is limited to 12 students.

Course fees (one course – 4 days):
Full price: 500 euros         Student price: 300 euros
The course fees include the provision of study materials, a welcome cocktail and tea/coffee breaks. It does not include meals and accommodation.

Further information (course descriptions/application procedure).

Contact: Dr. Sheza Moledina, workshop coordinator

Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon
La Part-Dieu, 30 boulevard Vivier-Merle
69003 Lyon, France