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CityLIS Research Seminar: Bookbindings as a Tool for Librarians




Series: CityLIS 'AfterHours' Research Seminar Series


This session explores some of the ways in which the history of bookbinding, once considered a “minor” branch of book history, can provide useful tools for librarians both within and outside of special collections.

We will look at some general trends in the history of the craft, and the forms, functions and meanings bookbindings have taken over time – and their implications for the history of information and history of the book. Additionally, we will consider the potential and pitfalls of digital tools for the study of bookbindings.

About the speaker

Anna Gialdini is a graduate trainee library assistant at The Warburg Institute Library and a CityLIS student. She holds a PhD in Book History from the Ligatus Research Centre, University of the Arts London, a MA in Classics from the University of Milan, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Archival Science from the State Archive of Milan.

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When and where

5.00pm - 6.30pmMonday 26th March 2018

A109 College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom