The Recording of our Bookbinding Webinar is Now Available!

Screenshot of recording of Bookbinding Webinar (July 6, 2020) hosted by the University of Michigan Library and Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Screenshot of recording of Bookbinding Webinar (July 6, 2020) hosted by the University of Michigan Library and Universidad Complutense de Madrid

We are very pleased to announce that the video of the Bookbinding Webinar that took place last July is now available.

This virtual encounter gathered conservators, librarians, and curators from all over the world, who generously shared their research in progress on various aspects of bookbinding conservation and history, displaying a wide range of bindings from both eastern and western traditions. The details of the program of this webinar are listed below:

Program

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 México)

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

The Session was chaired by Evyn Kropf (University of Michigan Library).

As organizers of these virtual encounters on book history, my colleague Benito Rial Costas (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and I are looking forward to announcing the next session in the series. Stay tuned!