Back to top

CfP: Book design at the Officina Plantiniana and beyond: Forms, models and influences

In autumn 2020, the Bibliothèque Mazarine and the Cultura Fonds, in collaboration with the Plantin Moretus Museum (Antwerp), will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Christophe Plantin's birth (circa 1520-1589) with an international conference and an exhibition.

The conference will present new research on the activities and production of the Officina Plantiniana, as well as on contemporary workshops, paying particular attention to subjects related to typographical design, mise en page and illustration.

VWB Zomeratelier

Next week, on Friday 12 July, the Vlaamse Werkgroep Boekgeschiedenis organises a 'Zomeratelier'. It starts at 15.30h and will end at about 17h. The venue is the Georges Eekhoudkabinet of the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library (Hendrik Conscienceplein 4, 2000 Antwerp).


5 vacatures boek- en universiteitsgeschiedenis

In oktober 2019 zal het interdisciplinaire onderzoeksproject "Innovation through Education: Pioneering Change in Law and Theology in Louvain’s Golden Age" worden gelanceerd.

Het projectteam opent nu een oproep voor 5 doctoraatsfuncties binnen het project, gefinancierd door het Onderzoeksfonds van de KU Leuven. Een volledige versie van de functiebeschrijving vindt u via deze link.

Deadline voor sollicitaties is 15 augustus 2019.

Belgia Orientului

Belgia Orientului: Le livre voyageur. Livres belges à Bucarest — Livres roumains à Bruxelles est une exposition à la Bibliothèque des Sciences Humaines de l’Université libre de Bruxelles de 11 à 21 juin 2019.

Le concept de livre voyageur évoque les échanges bibliologiques, principalement au xixe siècle, entre les deux pays, à l’époque où la Roumanie était qualifiée de Belgique de l’Orient.

Congres: The Golden Compasses: A Milestone in Book History

The Flanders Book Historical Society is pleased to announce a conference celebrating the 50th anniverary of Leon Voet's seminal study "The Golden Compasses".

The Golden Compasses: A Milestone in Book History
An Evaluation and New Avenues for Research

International conference on Friday, 13 December 2019 (Antwerp University)
Pre-conference evening lecture on Thursday, 12 December 2019
Social programme on Saturday, 14 December 2019 (Plantin-Moretus Museum)

CfP: Printing and disseminating the Law in the Habsburg Netherlands, the Dutch Republic and the Prince-Bishopric of Liege in the early modern period (16th-18th century)

On 5 and 6 December, a conference dedicated to the printing and dissemination of the law in the Habsburgh Netherlands, the Dutch Republic and the Prince-Bishopric of Liege in the early modern period (16th-18th centuries) will be held at the University of Liège. Proposals can be sent before 30 June to Renaud Adam ( and Nicolas Simon (


Abonneren op RSS