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Book History @ KBR

An afternoon of book history lectures

27 September 2023
13:00 - 17:00

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7 experts, 7 lectures, 1 shared passion

What happens behind the walls of the national library? What have our researchers been working on and which historical treasures are kept in the closed stacks?

7 passionate experts—both from KBR and other institutions—will present their research. They have one thing in common: they conduct research on books from the KBR collections.

During this book history event you will find out all about choir books, madrigals and the challenges book historians are facing. The lectures are in Dutch, French and English.



13:00 Les manuscrits médiévaux de l’abbaye cistercienne d’Aulne à KBR Lucien Reynhout
13:30 The making of the choirbook for Philip the Fair and Juana of Castile (ms 9126) Brett Kostrzewski
14:00 Reprinting Italian music in Antwerp: the Phalesius collections of madrigals and their readers Antonio Chemotti
14:30 Break
14:45 La digitalisation des imprimés bruxellois des 17e-18e siècle : l’exemple/l’apport des ordonnances Laurence Meunier
15:15 Een bibliotheek zonder geschiedenis: de Bibliothèque royale des ducs de Bourgogne, 1831-1838 Jan Pauwels
15:45 Break
16:00 Geen boeken zonder persen: de KBR-collectie als schoolvoorbeeld van innovatie in de 19de eeuw Patrick Goossens
16:30 Popular Print Culture Unbound? Cheap Publications and Material Preservation at KBR Benoît Crucifix


Practical information

Free event, but registration is required: enerobbxf@xoe.or


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