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Aldo Manuzio e il libro del Rinascimento

COURSE: Aldo Manuzio e il libro del Rinascimento tra produzione e collezionismo, Summer school 2015, Torrita di Siena, Residence Il Convento, 31 agosto-3 settembre 2015.

Il quinto centenario della morte del grande umanista-editore Aldo Manuzio è l’occasione per promuovere un corso che intende proporre un avviamento alla conoscenza del prodotto editoriale del XVI secolo tanto dal punto di vista della storia della stampa, quanto da quella delle vicende del collezionismo.

L’immersione in un eccezionale contesto naturalistico e culturale come il borgo di Torrita di Siena, in Val di Chiana (a pochi chilometri dall’autostrada, ma raggiungibile anche in treno, non lontano da Pienza, Montepulciano e Cortona) e la formula residenziale vorrebbero favorire l’instaurarsi di un clima fecondo di lavoro, ma conviviale nelle modalità di svolgimento.

Lo sforzo di contenimento dei costi, cui si affiancano soluzioni alberghiere di alta qualità, consente di offrire ai partecipanti un’occasione unica di formazione e conoscenza.

Il corso si rivolge a studenti universitari, neolaureati e dottorandi di ricerca nelle discipline dei corsi di bibliografia e storia del libro e dell’editoria, ma anche a tutti coloro, bibliotecari, collezionisti, amatori e bibliofili, che hanno interesse per il libro antico a stampa. Il numero minimo di partecipanti è di 12.

Programma

Lunedì 31 agosto
* Mario de Gregorio (Società Bibliografica Toscana), Introduzione
* Edoardo Barbieri (Università Cattolica, Milano), Aldo Manuzio nell’editoria italiana del Rinascimento
* Luca Rivali (Università Cattolica, Milano), Prìncipi e libri del Rinascimento europeo.

Martedì 1 settembre
* Edoardo Barbieri, Tipologie librarie nella produzione manuziana
* Luca Rivali, Il viaggiatore e il cardinale: Hernan Colón e le collezioni romane del XVI secolo
* Edoardo Barbieri, Nell’officina aldina tra caratteri e filologia
* Luca Rivali, Raccolte librarie barocche: de Thou, Mazarino, Naudé.

Mercoledì 2 settembre
* Edoardo Barbieri, Periferie aldine: un programma editoriale e i suoi confini
* Luca Rivali, Bibliofilia e bibliografia da Loménie de Brienne a Renouard
* Edoardo Barbieri, Esame autoptico di alcuni libri rinascimentali.

Conferenza pubblica: L’antiquario e il collezionista. Un dialogo tra Fabrizio Govi (Associazione Librai Antiquari Italiani) e Paolo Tiezzi (Società Bibliografica Toscana). Modera Edoardo Barbieri.

Giovedì 3 settembre
* Luca Rivali, Una collezione novecentesca: il caso di Ugo Da Como a Lonato
* Carlo Pulsoni (Università degli Studi di Perugia), Manuzio, Bembo, Petrarca.

Per partecipare è necessario far pervenire la propria candidatura, compilando il modulo disponibile in fondo a questa pagina e allegando un proprio cv.

Data di scadenza per presentare la domanda: 30 giugno 2015.

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Free Course: The Grand Duke and the Jews

FREE COURSE: The Grand Duke and the Jews - Online Paleography Course on Jewish History in the Medici. The course will last for five days, 22 June – 26 June 2015, with one document under study each day (final exam and general discussion on Sunday 28th June).

For the last three years, the Eugene Grant Program for Jewish History at the Medici Archive Project has been searching through millions of letters in the Mediceo del Principato archival collection at the Archivio di Stato in Florence to uncover lost sources for the study of Jews in early modern Europe. The results of this investigation are unprecedented. Over 2000 letters make mention of Jews, a significant number letters to and from Jews have been newly identified.

Using the Medici Archive Project’s newly developed teaching software sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, students will be immersed into a specialized online teaching environment for the detailed study of documents from the Medici Archive. Running over five days, each morning students will be provided with a new document to study, transcribe, and discuss with the experts of the Eugene Grant Program for Jewish History.

While learning the basic tenets of sixteenth-century Italian paleography, students will find out about the Tuscan Jews and their relations with the Grand Dukes and their administration. By reading the ambassadorial reports sent from Florentine agents and informers in foreign states, students will obtain an unique perspective on the role of Jews across Europe in the geopolitics of the early modern period. The letters offered for study will also include administrative and legal papers, from passports granted to Jews for specific trading purposes, through to letters of pleadings and other judicial documents.

While knowledge of Hebrew is not among the prerequisites, a good knowledge of Italian is highly recommended. This course is open to anyone interested in early modern Jewish history, though preference will be given to students enrolled in degree programs.

Applications should consist of a brief resume and covering letter explaining why the student is interested to undertake this course. This course is offered free of charge on a first-come-first-served basis. The aim of this course, then, is to offer an overview on the Medicean archival documents concerning the Jews, both in Tuscany and abroad.

Students will be asked to study, transcribe and finally comment on and discuss about a set of documents – most of which belong to the Mediceo del Principato archival collection – concerning the Jews and their relations with the Grand Dukes of Tuscany and government offices. Produced mostly in order to inform the court about geo-political situations and events that involved the Jews and then aiming to offer objective information, these documents (most of which are letters and reports from Florentine ambassador and informers in foreign states) offer a unique perspective on the history of the Jews in Early Modern Europe.

These documents include also administrative and legal papers, from passports granted to Jews for specific trading purposes through letters of pleadings to judicial documents. Send a short letter of application (maximum ten lines) and a short CV to mancuso@medici.org and assonitis@medici.org.

Deadline: 20 June 2015. Successful applicants will be notified on the 21st June.

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London Rare Books School 2015

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COURSE: London Rare Books School 2015. London, Senate House. Dates: 29 June – 3 July and 6 – 10 July 2015.

LRBS courses are taught by internationally renowned scholars using the unrivalled library and museum resources of London, including the British Library, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Senate House Libraries, and many more.

LRBS courses are taught intensively in small groups of no more than 12 students in order to ensure that everyone has plenty of opportunity to talk to the teachers and to get very close to the books.

Each course consists of thirteen seminars amounting in all to twenty hours of teaching time spread between Monday lunchtime and Friday afternoon. All courses stress the materiality of the book so you can expect to have close encounters with remarkable books and other artefacts from some of the world’s greatest collections.

We offer postgraduate credit for LRBS courses at the Institute of English Studies, which is part of the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Taking London Rare Books School courses for credit.

LRBS is not just about intellectual excitement; we also aim to create a friendly community of students and tutors.  There will be plenty of opportunity for students to get to know not only members of their own group but also students and tutors from others courses.

London – with its long history of book production, its role as one of the world’s major publishing centres, and its unrivalled libraries, museums and archives – is the ideal place in which to study book history.  Most of the sessions take place in Senate House which is next to the British Museum in the heart of Bloomsbury.

Courses

* The Book in the Ancient World
Course tutors: Dr Matthew Nicholls, Dr Marigold Norbye, Dr. Kathryn E. Piquette, Dr Eleanor Robson and Mr Alan Cole, Curator of the Museum of Writing.

* Communicating with the Public in the Second World War: The Ministry of Information, 1939-46
Course tutors: Simon Eliot, Henry Irving.

* A History of the British Book Trade, 1890-2010
Course Organiser: Simon Eliot.

* An Introduction to Bibliography
Course tutor: Professor Anthony Edwards (University of Kent).

* Mapping Land and Sea, before 1950
Course Organisers: Dr Catherine Delano-Smith,  Sarah Tyacke CB.

* The Medieval Book
Course tutor: Professor Michelle P. Brown.

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Reconstituer une bibliothèque médiévale

COURSE: Reconstituer une bibliothèque médiévale aujourd’hui : l’exemple de Saint-Bertin, Bibliothèque d’agglomération de Saint-Omer, 40 rue Gambetta 62500 Saint-Omer (France). Organisateurs IRHT: François Bougard, Dominique Stutzmann, Anne-Mari Turcan-Verkerk. Autre organisateur: Françoise Ducroquet.

L’école d’été « Reconstituer une bibliothèque médiévale aujourd’hui. L’exemple de Saint-Bertin » est organisée à Saint-Omer, du mardi 25 au samedi 29 août, par l’Equipex Biblissima, l’IRHT et la Bibliothèque d’Agglomération de Saint-Omer. Cette école d’été initiera les participants à la description scientifique des manuscrits médiévaux et à l’édition électronique des inventaires anciens pour comprendre l’histoire de la bibliothèque de Saint-Bertin.

Niveau : peuvent présenter leur candidature tous les étudiants français ou étrangers, titulaires au moins d’un Master 2 à la rentrée 2015, ou pouvant justifier d’une expérience de recherche. Bonne connaissance du latin exigée. Enseignement en français. Modalités d’inscription et prérequis : Sélection sur dossier. Nombre minimum de participants : 10 — Nombre maximum : 15.

Programme

Mardi 25 août 2015
L’histoire des bibliothèques médiévales
* Anne-Marie TURCAN-VERKERK, Les collections de livres du Ve au XVe s.
* Dominique STUTZMANN, Le projet « Saint-Bertin, centre culturel du VIIe au XVIIIe siècle : constitution, conservation, diffusion, utilisation du savoir »
- Séance de posters (chaque étudiant prépare un poster sur ses recherches présentes ou futures et le présente).

Mercredi 26 août 2015
Les textes et leur histoire
* Jean-Charles BÉDAGUE, L’abbaye Saint-Bertin et la collégiale Saint-Omer. Derrière les manuscrits : les lieux, les cadres et les hommes
* Frédéric TIXIER, Du texte au décor : une histoire du scriptorium de l’abbaye de Saint-Bertin aux XIIe et XIIIe siècles
* Remy CORDONNIER et Dominique STUTZMANN, Décrire et identifier les textes
- Travaux pratiques : Cataloguer les manuscrits médiévaux.

Jeudi 27 août 2015
Les inventaires anciens
* Angela COSSU et Dominique STUTZMANN, Les inventaires anciens : une source aux multiples visages. Les inventaires anciens de Saint-Bertin
- Travaux pratiques : Lire, comprendre et éditer des inventaires anciens.

Vendredi 28 août 2015
Reconstituer une collection ancienne avec les outils électroniques
* Laura LEBARBEY, Reconstituer et étudier une collection ancienne au-delà de la pluralité des bases et des formats (EAD, TEI)
- Travaux pratiques : Décrire les manuscrits en TEI et lier les informations en ligne.

Samedi 29 août 2015
Les manuscrits diplomatiques
* Sébastien BARRET, Comprendre les documents et manuscrits diplomatiques dans l’étude d’une bibliothèque.

Date limite de candidature : 9 juin 2015.

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Course on Arabic Codicology

COURSE –  Arabic Codicology: The Islamic Handwritten Tradition and its Reception in El Escorial Collection, XXVIII Summer Courses 2015, Complutense University of Madrid, 20 – 24 July 2015.

The course is directed by Dr. Nuria Martínez-de-Castilla-Muñoz, lecturer at the Complutense University of Madrid, and taught by leading international scholars in the field, among whom we are pleased to introduce Professor François Déroche (EPHE, Paris, France) and Professor Adam Gacek (McGill, Montréal, Canada), who will join again to cooperate in such a programme.

The course Arabic codicology: The Islamic Handwritten Tradition and its Reception in El Escorial Collection aims at providing the students with the basic codicological knowledge and the research procedures they will need when studying and analyzing Arabic manuscripts, as well as at familiarizing them with the libraries of the Arabic Islamic world in Medieval and Modern times, more especially that which belonged to the Moroccan sultan Muley Zaydân. To achieve that, the design of the course programme allows the students to apply the knowledge they acquire with the manuscripts.

The Royal Library of the El Escorial monastery houses the most important collection of Arabic manuscripts in Spain, one of the most interesting ones in Europe. Its proximity to the venue for the summer courses makes this particularly valuable as far as the aims of this course are concerned since practical training will take place there, owing to the collaboration which has been set up with the library. Actual manuscripts of the collection will be examined.

The course will be taught by specialists of Arabic manuscripts, among them two of the foremost experts in this field, François Déroche and Adam Gacek, who who will meet again to deliver a course of this kind. The course provides a global overview of the field, thus proving a groundbreaking programme in the frame of Arabic codicological studies, mainly due to its practical approach and to the quality and diversity of the examples which will be examined during the course. It intends to answer to the growing interest among scholars and professionals, as well as researchers, university students and bibliophiles with the international stance required by Arabic codicological studies.

The use of original manuscripts during the hands on sessions implies that the number of students cannot exceed 16 persons. For this reason, a motivation letter stating the interest in the course and a short CV are required; they will be taken into account during the selection process. The course will be given in English in its entirety. Students have thus to be proficient in this language in order to successfully attend the course.

Program

Monday, 20 July 2015
* Nuria Martínez de Castilla Muñoz (Complutense University of Madrid), The Real Biblioteca de San Lorenzo de El Escorial and its Arabic collections
* François Déroche (Collège de France. ParisI), Writing surfaces: Parchement and paper
Round-table: The history of Arabic collections in Spain and the Maghreb
Discussants: François Déroche (Collège de France. Paris), Nuria Martínez de Castilla Muñoz (Complutense University of Madrid), José Luis del Valle Merino (Director of the Real Biblioteca del Monasterio de El Escorial), and María Jesús Viguera Molins (Complutense University of Madrid).

Tuesday, 21 July 2015
* François Déroche, The making of an Arabic manuscript: Writing surfaces and quires
* François Déroche, Inks and lay-out
Round-table: How to observe and describe an Arabic manuscript
Discussants: Nuria Martínez de Castilla Muñoz and François Déroche.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015
* Adam Gacek (McGill University. Canada), Scripts and Hands: Early Arabic Scripts. Later “Proportioned” and Regional Scripts
Round-table: Copyists at work
Discussants: Adam Gacek, François Déroche and Nuria Martínez de Castilla Muñoz.

Thursday, 23 July 2015
* Adam Gacek, Ownership Statements, Seals Impressions and other inscriptions
* Adam Gacek, Colophons
Round-table: Towards a History of the Arabic manuscript
Discussants: Adam Gacek, François Déroche and Nuria Martínez de Castilla Muñoz.

Friday, 24 July 2015
* François Déroche, Illuminations
* François Déroche, Arabic Bindings.

Contact: mss.arabicscript@gmail.com.

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Corso sull’edizione delle fonti documentarie

COURSE: Bando per l’ammissione di 12 allievi al corso 2015/2016, Scuola storica nazionale per l’edizione delle fonti documentarie, Roma, Istituto storico italiano per il medio evo (ISIME).

Presso l’Istituto Storico Italiano per il Medio Evo è attiva la Scuola storica nazionale per l’edizione delle fonti documentarie, che si propone di introdurre i giovani studiosi alle tecniche, ai metodi, alla cultura dell’edizione delle fonti storiche.

Il Corso annuale organizzato dalla Scuola si articola in incontri da tenersi a Roma, presso la sede dell’Istituto, a cadenza mensile da settembre 2015 a giugno 2016 per complessive sessanta ore di attività didattica in lingua italiana; la frequenza alle lezioni è obbligatoria. Per l’intera durata del Corso, inoltre, ciascun iscritto sarà tenuto a svolgere l’attività assegnata mensilmente dai docenti.

Alla fine del Corso gli iscritti che avranno seguito assiduamente le lezioni e svolto per intero l’attività prevista, con risultato giudicato positivamente dai docenti, riceveranno un attestato rilasciato dall’Istituto storico italiano per il medio evo.

Le lezioni per l’anno 2015/16 saranno tenute da Antonio Gibelli (prolusione) e da Andrea Bartocci, Fabio Caffarena, Maela Carletti e Francesco Pirani, Andrea Castagnetti e Antonio Ciaralli, Teresa De Robertis e Laura Regnicoli, Giovanna Frosini, Patrizia Merati, Eleonora Rava, Francesco Senatore. I coordinatori della Scuola sono Attilio Bartoli Langeli, Antonio Ciaralli, Antonella Ghignoli e Paolo Mari. Il segretario della Scuola è Giampaolo Francesconi.

Requisito minimale per chiedere l’ammissione al Corso è il possesso di un diploma di laurea conseguito negli ordinamenti previgenti il D.M. 509/99 o di laurea specialistica conseguita ai sensi del D.M. 509/99 o di laurea magistrale conseguita ai sensi del D.M. 270/04 o di un analogo titolo accademico conseguito all’estero, equiparabile per durata e contenuto al titolo italiano.

La quota d’iscrizione al Corso è di € 500.

Scadenza per la presentazione delle domande: 15 maggio 2015.

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Seminar on Paleography & Archival Studies

COURSE: Seminar on Paleography and Archival Studies 2015, The Medici Archive Project (MAP), Florence, 25 May – 6 June 2015.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Medici Archive Project (MAP) will be offering a two-week intensive seminar on archival research. For the first time, MAP will partner with the Archivio di Stato di Firenze, the Amici dell’Archivio di Stato di Firenze and the Biblioteca Domenicana di Santa Maria Novella “Jacopo Passavanti”.

The principal aim of this seminar is to provide an introduction to Italian archives (with particular emphasis on Florentine archival collections); to examine in-depth various documentary typologies; to read diverse early modern scripts; and to learn how to plan research in Italian archives and libraries.

Especially relevant for advanced graduate students studying Renaissance and early modern topics, this seminar is taught by a team of current and former MAP scholars, as well as university professors, MAP-affiliated researchers, and professional archivists at the Archivio di Stato in Florence.

Participating students will be taught at the Biblioteca Dominicana di Santa Maria Novella and the Archivio di Stato in Florence. Two visits to private archives are also planned. In addition, participants are encouraged to spend their mornings at the MAP office at the Archivio di Stato in Florence in order to work on their projects alongside current MAP fellows and scholars.

The seminar will run for two weeks, composed of twelve three-hour lessons (on average), and is limited to fifteen scholars (so that each participant will receive personal guidance).

Lectures
* Manuscripts and Documents
* Archives in Florence
* History of the Medici Archive
* The Mediceo del Principato: Organization and Structure
* Letters: Production, Reception, Dissemination, Form and Content
* The Guardaroba Medicea and Florentine Inventories
* Heraldry and Related Resources
* Legal Archives
* Financial Archives
* Notarial Archives: Contracts and Wills
* Religious Archives: Churches, Convents and Confraternities
* Archival Research and History of Medicine
* Avvisi and Early Modern News Networks
* Early Modern Digital Archives.

Visits
* Archivio di Stato di Firenze
* Archivio del Convento di San Marco
* Archivio di Stato di Siena
* Archivio Capponi.

Former and current faculty: Maurizio Arfaioli, Alessio Assonitis, Nicoletta Baldini, Sheila Barker, Elena Brizio, Niccolo Capponi, Luciano Cinelli, Laura Cirri, Brendan Dooley, John Henderson, Alana O’Brien, Lisa Goldenberg Stoppato, Roberta Piccinelli, Julia Vicioso.

Prospective applicants should send a one-page CV and a brief statement explaining how this course will benefit one’s current research to seminar@medici.org and ebrizio@medici.org.

A working knowledge of Italian is required. Please note, as space is strictly limited, places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. The tuition fee for this seminar is US $1000, payable via PayPal upon acceptance (room and board are not included).

Deadline: 15 May 2015.

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Latin & Palaeography Summer School 2015

COURSE: The 38th Keele Latin and Palaeography Summer School 2015, Keele, Staffordshire (UK), Saturday 25th – Thursday 30th July. Director of Studies: Nigel Tringham.

This summer school at Keele University (now in its 38th year) is for those wishing to acquire or improve their skills in reading and transcribing medieval and early modern documents in both Latin and English. Taken mostly from English archives (both national and local), the documents are chiefly those which are used by historians rather than literary texts.

If you need an introduction to medieval Latin or palaeography (the study of medieval and early modern handwriting), or wish to enhance the knowledge that you already have and want to meet others with the same interests, then the Keele school is designed for you, and one of its main benefits is that students are able to build up their knowledge and confidence during the week.

The school is taught in several small groups, but these are not in sessions at which students just listen to tutors and make notes. Rather, the emphasis is very much on learning the skills in reading and transcribing documents, and so involves a lot of active participation.

The approach is serious but friendly and attracts a wide range of people from both the UK and abroad: national, local, and family historians, along with archive students and postgraduate researchers. Many come back year after year, taking the opportunity to seek advice from tutors and fellow students on their own research interests and problems.

The tutors all have considerable experience in teaching adult groups, and have their own expertise in a wide range of topics, beyond palaeography. They include senior archivists, university lecturers, and local history tutors.

The school takes place at the University’s attractive campus in North Staffordshire, with accommodation in comfortable single bedrooms. The school is built around a series of small seminar groups of up to 10 or so students, each led by an expert tutor. Students attend ONE group only throughout the week.

There are two Introductory Courses: one for those with no or very little knowledge of Latin as a language (1) and the other for those who want to learn how to read and transcribe a range of medieval Latin documents (2). For those already with a good knowledge of Latin grammar and a reasonable level of palaeographical expertise, there is a choice from three Subject Courses.

To make a booking for the event please click here. You will then be taken through to our online booking facility where you can select your chosen package followed by your required payment method. Your booking will be confirmed with an automatic e-mail that is generated by the booking system after your payment has been made. We will also e-mail all delegates with joining information 1 week prior to the event start date.

If you wish to cancel your booking please inform us in writing. Cancellations to bookings made before and including the 19th June 2015 will be refunded the amount paid, less a £45.00 administration fee. All cancellations made after this date will be non-refundable. Please note that if we have not received your payment at the time of cancellation then the above charges will still apply.

If you wish to amend your booking the latest date for amendments is 3rd July 2015. If you have any queries regarding your on-line booking or payment please contact the Keele Conference Management Team on 01782 734629 or via e-mail.

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