The Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, D.C.) hosts a two-day, international conference to explore new tools for the study of English and Continental bookbinding and share new scholarship in the materiality of the book. Fifteen scholars from seven countries present papers on different aspects of bookbindings, and four international experts conduct workshops exploring new tools and instruments for the study of early modern bindings.
New Bownde: New Scholarship in Early Modern Binding marks the culmination of a two-year project to build an online database of binding images from the Folger collection.
The conference is preceded by a unique, free of charge workshop on Wednesday 14 August 2013 about “digital rubbings” of early modern bookbindings.
See the program on http://www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=4498
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