12/03/2023, 10:39 - 18/03/2023, 10:39

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St. Florian Abbey, Stiftstraße 1, A-4490 St. Florian, Austria

The European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration and St. Florian Abbey offer a winterschool on the topic of "Description of Medieval Book Covers".


Details of the winterschool:

  • Registration: until 11th Feb. 2023 latest via e-mail: patricia.engel@donau-uni.ac.at
  • No course fee
  • Rooms in the monastery:  € 61,50/night for single bedroom
  • Maximum participants 10
  • course language English


This winterschool was developed in the framework of the DiTAH project which focuses on the digitization of university teaching in the field of manuscript research.


DITAH - project

Programme of the Winterschool

Sunday, 12th March 2023, 7 pm evening colloquium:
Athanasios Velios: Ligatus way of describing a book cover (via Zoom)
alternatively Patricia Engel: The Thesaurus to describe book covers
Monday, 13th March, 9-12 am Introduction into the collection of book covers in the Monastery of St. Florian
An example of how to describe a book cover
Monday, 13th March, 12 pm Lunch
Monday, 13th March, 13-18 pm Other features left by Prof. Klee which need to be taken into consideration – Conservation reports and pictures etc.
Tuesday, 14th March, 9-12 am Students describe the first book cover themselves
Tuesday, 14th March, 12 pm Lunch
Tuesday, 14th March, 13-18 pm Discussion and feedback on the first descriptions
Traces of conservation measures and how to identify them with the help of Klees catalogue of documentation
Wednesday, 15th March – Thursday, 16th March Free work to describe MA book covers and get into routine with this
Alberto Campagnolo, VisColl
Friday, 17th March, 9-12 am Other features left by Prof. Klee and a try to connect them with the book covers of the printed books
and secoond session with Alberto Campagnolo, VisColl

Queries and registration

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