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Hidden Libraries II (2nd - 13th July 2018)

Have a look at pictures from our latest Summer School here or visit www.hiddenlibraries.eu


There are a number of historical libraries in Europe and elsewhere that are inaccessible or are not accessible to the scientific community or public. There are also book collections that are endangered because of their state of preservation.

The theme of the Summer School presents different elements of a hidden library with particular focus on manuscript fragments. It aims at creating awareness on the issues connected to such collections in order to better preserve this kind of European heritage. It also offers various tools that help make visible on our screens what is so far hidden on shelves.


The programme comprises a variety of subjects which are condensed in the units which can be seen below:

  • Introduction and presentation of the topic
  • Materials and Codicology
  • Cataloguing and Metadata
  • Aspects of book preservation
  • Hidden Libraries: Case Studies
  • Fragmentology
  • Digitization techniques

You can view the full programme on www.hiddenlibraries.eu


The Summer School on hidden libraries is organized into study units.

Sessions Monday – Friday
Daily units3 (3 in the morning, 3 in the afternoon)
Period 2 weeks (= 5 + 5 working days)
Credits 6 ECTS (contact hours plus paper)
Methodology Lectures and workshops
Language English

The courses are given by an international team of experienced lecturers, the majority of them being partners in the Utrecht Network.

Academic enquiries

Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Erich Renhart

Heinrichstrasse 78A/II
A-8010 Graz

  • Dr Theresa Zammit Lupi (Malta)
  • Dr Erich Renhart (Graz)
  • Dr Mariana Tomić (Zadar)

Administrative enquiries

Birgit Roth


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