Graz, Austria

Hidden Libraries II

when 2 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 600

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 will present different elements of a hidden library with particular focus on manuscript fragments.

Course leader

Academic coordinators:
•Prof Dr Erich Renhart (Graz, Austria)
•Dr Marijana Tomić (Zadar, Croatia)
•Dr Theresa Zammit Lupi (Valletta, Malta)

Academic enquiries: Prof Dr Erich Renhart (

Target group

The summer school within the Utrecht Network is open to students at bachelors, masters and doctoral level from the following fields of study: Library Science, Book History, Codicology, Book Conservation, Metadata and Cataloguing, Digitization Techniques, Cultural Heritage, Digital Humanities.

Course aim

This Course 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.

Fee info

EUR 600: The fee covers course costs, tuition and accommodation (in double/twin rooms) for the entire two weeks.


A number of grants (up to 250 €) are available and will be awarded upon being nominated to attend the summer school. Participants will have to pay for their travel costs.