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Print Culture in 16th-century Europe Summer School, 3-7 July 2017, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Publish Date: Apr 12, 2017

Deadline: Apr 19, 2017

This summer school offers a thorough introduction into the world of the book in the 16thcentury, by expert speakers explaining how books were printed, published, distributed and read in those fascinating times.

Learn more about specific areas of publishing, such as bibles, literary fiction, or humanist text editions  and be part of an intellectual adventure in an exquisite ‘bookish’ environment, including the world-renowned Plantin-Moretus Museum.

Organization: Faculty of Arts, University Library and Ruusbroec Institute Library
Partners: Plantin-Moretus Museum and Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library


The Print Culture in 16th-century Europe summer schools is meant specifically for doctoral students intending to integrate book historical approaches into their research (history, literary history, art history, religious and church history...). The summer school has a numerus clausus of 20 participants.

Application procedure in 4 steps

  1. Register in Mobility Online
  2. Fill in personal details, upload additional documents and complete requested extra questions 
  3. Wait for approval of your application
  4. Pay the participation fee within 10 days after approval to secure your spot.

The application deadline is 19 April 2017. Note that your subscription is only valid when the participation fee is received by the summer school´s secretariat!


  • Accepted students will be registered as regular students of the University of Antwerp and will hence receive a student account and a student card allowing them to have access to the catering facilities and the Wi-Fi network of the University of Antwerp.
  • Accepted students will be automatically insured under the policy of the University of Antwerp.

Registration fee

Registration fee € 500
Fee info

Fee includes course material, a welcome drink, coffee breaks, lunches and the farewell dinner. It does not include lodging. Social activities organized by the University are also free of charge. Scholarships available for University of Antwerp students. 

Application details Online through Mobility Online. The application deadline is 19 April 2017. All applicants will be notified about their selection before 1 May 2017, after which they will have to confirm their intention to attend the summer school.

Cancellation by the organisation

The organisation reserves the right to cancel the course due to a lack of interest before 1 May 2017. Participants should keep this in mind when making travel arrangements; any expenses made other than registration fees will not be reimbursed. Registration fees will be reimbursed as soon as possible. 

Cancellation by the participant

If the participant cancels before Monday 5 June 2017, 50% of the registration fee can be reimbursed to the participant. If the participant cancels after Sunday 4 June 2017, no refunds can be made.

All refunds are made in Euros. The organisation cannot refund any shortfalls due to exchange rate flutuations or bank changes.

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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