Sammelband seminar in Utrecht on 11 October 2019

How to work with Sammelbände? Understanding the van Buchell collection” – UCMS Seminar on Premodern Reading Cultures – 11 October 2019, Special Collections, Utrecht University Library

The yearly seminar of the Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, this year organised by members of the Sammelband 15-16 project, will be devoted to the theme of sixteenth-century Sammelbände and will, in particular, concentrate on one collection of books kept at the Special Collections of the Utrecht University Library: the van Buchell collection.

A series of Sammelbände from the van Buchell collection

This workshop is also organised to celebrate the launch of a special collaboration between the project and Utrecht’s University Library, as it hosts a unique collection, the Huybert van Buchell collection, containing hundreds of such Sammelbände. Studying this collection not only offers an understand of how one individual conceived his volumes, but also adds to our knowledge of the cultural life and book circulation in between Utrecht and Cologne.

The one-day seminar will consist of papers around the van Buchell collection and other examples and perspectives that will allow us to reflect on the new methodologies and tools we can use to study these objects. There will also be a presentation of books from the van Buchell collection: UCMS Sammelband 2019 Programme.

The workshop is free of charge (lunch and coffee breaks included) but is limited to 35 participants. Please register before 7 October 2019, via this link:

Organisation: Katell Lavéant ( & Ann-Marie Hansen (

Cite this blog post
Malcolm Walsby (2019, September 17). Sammelband seminar in Utrecht on 11 October 2019. Sammelband15-16. Retrieved May 22, 2024, from

Malcolm Walsby

Professeur d'Histoire du livre, Enssib / Université de Lyon

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  1. Malcolm Walsby says:

    A full summary of proceedings is available (in French) on the blog of the ‘Société bibliographique de France’:

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