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Summer school The History of the Book

Summer School: The History of the Book

Published on 19-07-2023
Are you more of a book person than a beach person? Join us for the summer school on the History of the Book organised by the Allard Pierson and the UvA's Book Studies department. Workshops on themes related to book history will be held on business days over a 2-week period. This year, special attention will be paid to the decolonisation of heritage collections.
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  • Price: €25 for students (regular fee: €50)
  • Workshops can be attended as a single event or as a series
  • Location: The Allard Pierson 
  • Language: Dutch (except for the workshop instructed by Malcolm Walsby on 29 August)

To view all workshops and buy tickets, visit the Allard Pierson websiteExternal link

A new perspective

During the first week, various experts will offer new perspectives on objects created or acquired in a colonial context. Themes explored include the emergence of the printed book in the Dutch East Indies, the representation of Suriname in prints and illustrations, the archiving of the work of theatre makers of colour in theatre collections at the Allard Pierson and much more.

The second week focuses on a range of themes related to the history of the book. You will find out how to value old books, how to use social media to inform people about rare books, and you'll learn about illustrations in medieval manuscripts and early modern books.