Project presentation: ABC – Ancient Book Crafts

You are cordially invited to attend an update session on ABC – Ancient Book Crafts, where we will delve into the latest advancements and current status of the project. Led by Sarah Deichstetter, Viviana Elisa Nicoletti, and Patrick Layton, this event will provide valuable insights into recent discoveries and the analytical and statistical methodologies utilized, including the exploration of infrared spectroscopy’s capabilities in dating leather and parchment.

Date: Monday, April 8, 2024
5:00 PM (CET)
Lecture Hall 6 (Franz-König-Saal)


  • Sarah Deichstetter, ÖAW (IMAFO)
  • Viviana Elisa Nicoletti, ÖAW (IMAFO)
  • Patrick Layton, AK-Bild (INTK)

This event is part of the 286th Institute Seminar of the Institute for Austrian Historical Research (Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung). The ABC – Ancient Book Crafts project is a collaborative effort between AK-Bild and ÖAW, focusing on the examination of medieval leather bindings from Klosterneuburg Abbey through historical-codicological and chemical analysis.