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Corso sul manoscritto (Firenze)

COURSE: III Corso Internazionale di Formazione sulle Problematiche del Manoscritto, Firenze, Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino (SISMEL), via Montebello 7, e Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (BNCF), Sezione Manoscritti, Piazza Cavalleggeri 1, 26 settembre – 1 ottobre 2016.

Il Corso, volto a favorire la conoscenza del manoscritto con particolare attenzione agli aspetti gestionali e catalografici, si configura quest’anno, grazie alla cortese disponibilità della Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale e alla collaborazione scientifica della sua Sezione Manoscritti, come stage di catalogazione con elaborazione di descrizioni di manoscritti selezionati dal fondo Conventi Soppressi.

Le linee direttrici prevedono una serie di lezioni frontali (in istituto) specificamente orientate (codicologia/metodologie di catalogazione/ricostru- zione dei fondi manoscritti) o condivise con il Corso di Formazione Bibliografica MEL; uno stage operativo presso la BNCF; la rielaborazione dei dati acquisiti su sistemi informatici diversi (in istituto).

PROGRAMMA

Lunedì 26 settembre 2016
* Agostino Paravicini Bagliani (Presidente della SISMEL), Saluto.
- Presentazione del corso
* Gabriella Pomaro, Teoria e tecnica della catalogazione
* Lucia Pinelli, Strumenti e repertori per l’identificazione degli autori mediolatini
* Roberto Gamberini, Definire l’autore medievale: i confini dello scrivere tra storia, filosofia, letteratura e pratica bibliografica.

Martedì 27 settembre
* Palmira Panedigrano , Presentazione della sede e dei Fondi
- Catalogazione (BNCF)
* Martina Pantarotto, Ricostruzione di una raccolta e gestione dei dati di provenienza
* Elena Somigli – Giovanni Fiesoli, Un progetto al servizio delle biblioteche medievali e umanistiche: RICaBiM.

Mercoledì 28 settembre
* Ida Giovanna Rao, I fondi manoscritti della Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
* Gabriella Pomaro, Elementi di catalogazione informatica: sistemi a confronto (Codex – Manus)
- Catalogazione (BNCF).

Giovedì 29 settembre
- Catalogazione (BNCF)
* Paolo Eleuteri, Catalogare manoscritti greci: situazione, problemi, prospettive
* Silvia Fiaschi, Le richieste del filologo al catalogatore.

Venerdì 30 settembre
* Gabriella Pomaro, Elementi di catalogazione informatica: sistemi a confronto (MADOC – ABC)
- Catalogazione (BNCF).

Sabato 1 ottobre
- Immissione dei dati; chiusura dei lavori.

Per motivi organizzativi verranno ammessi non più di 8 partecipanti; saranno previsti rimborsi spese fino a un massimo di 300,00 € per allievi non residenti. Il rimborso sarà assegnato a discrezione della Commissione in base alla graduatoria degli ammessi. L’ammissione al Corso e la tipologia saranno stabilite da una commissione istituita dal Presidente della S.I.S.M.E.L. sulla base del curriculum e della bibliografia che ciascun candidato allegherà alla domanda. La frequenza è obbligatoria per tutta la durata del Corso.

Per partecipare è necessario inviare il modulo di domanda allegato, corredato da curriculum vitae e eventuale bibliografia, alla Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino. Domanda e allegati potranno essere inviati per posta elettronica oppure per posta ordinaria (via Montebello 7, 50123 – Firenze), non farà fede il timbro postale.

Ai vincitori verrà data tempestiva comunicazione e l’elenco degli stessi sarà pubblicato sul sito SISMEL. Al termine del Corso verrà rilasciato un attestato di frequenza.

Data limite per iscriversi: 10 settembre 2016.

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Le origini della stampa tipografica

COURSE: Le origini della stampa tipografica: mito, tecnica e storia, Scuola estiva, Torrita di Siena, Agriturismo Valcelle, 5 – 8 settembre 2016.

Sono trascorsi 550 anni dagli inizi della stampa a Subiaco, uno snodo essenziale della storia culturale italiana. L’occasione è opportuna per ripensare alle origini europee dell’arte tipografica, tentando di distinguere ciò che è certo e ciò che, invece, resta ancora materia di discussione.

L’immersione in un eccezionale contesto naturalistico e artistico 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 del libro, 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.

Docenti del corso: Edoardo Barbieri (Università Cattolica di Milano), Mario De Gregorio (Società Bibliografica Toscana), Luca Rivali (Università Cattolica di Milano) e Piero Scapecchi (già Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze). Con la collaborazione di Marco Cicolini (Presidente dell’Associazione Librai Antiquari Italiani) e Paolo Tiezzi (Società Bibliografica Toscana).

Programma

Lunedì 5 settembre
* Saluti di Giacomo Grazi (Sindaco di Torrita di Siena), Simona Giovagnola (Presidente della Fondazione Torrita Cultura) e Marco Cicolini (Presidente dell’Associazione Librai Antiquari Italiani)
* Mario De Gregorio, Introduzione ai lavori
* Edoardo Barbieri, Le favolose origini dell’ars impressoria
* Luca Rivali, La storiografia sulla stampa quattrocentesca: da Panzer ad Hain a Bradshaw.

Martedì 6 settembre
* Edoardo Barbieri, Gutenberg fra Strasburgo e Magonza: cosa accadde esattamente?
* Luca Rivali, La scuola inglese del British Museum: da Proctor a Pollard, da Scholderer a Rhodes e Hellinga
* Edoardo Barbieri, Problemi di tecnica e capitali
* Luca Rivali, I metodi di Konrad Haebler e l’impresa del GW.

Visita guidata alla cittadina di Torrita di Siena.

Mercoledì 7 settembre
* Edoardo Barbieri, L’arrivo della stampa in Italia: alcune certezze e alcune domande
* Luca Rivali, Tra Francia e Belgio: Marie Pellechet, Marie-Louis Polain e la guerra dei libri.

Visita alla Biblioteca dell’Accademia Etrusca di Cortona con Edoardo Barbieri, Esame autoptico di alcuni incunaboli.

Incontro pubblico – Presentazione del catalogo degli incunaboli dell’Accademia Etrusca di Cortona, con Piero Scapecchi.

Giovedì 8 settembre
* Luca Rivali, Il presente di una tradizione bibliografica: i repertori per le edizioni del XV secolo
* Piero Scapecchi, I segreti della Passio Christi e la protostampa italiana
* Edoardo Barbieri, Conclusioni.

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Les Enluminures Internship Program

COURSE: Les Enluminures Internship Program.

The internship program has been in operation since 1995. Many students from different graduate programs have participated in the program. Some have become permanent members of the team at Les Enluminures. Some work elsewhere in the art market, galleries or auction houses. Some work in libraries and museums.

We aim to have at least one and sometimes two advanced students per year, who will spend a minimum of six months working at Les Enluminures in Paris. Employment is typically not less than 20 hours per week. In certain instances, a shorter period might be possible.

Candidates should have an interest in art history, possess good communication skills, be well organized and, preferably, bilingual (English and French). Internships are usually through the “Convention du Stage” in France and are remunerated accordingly.

If you are interested, please email a full CV and cover letter in English.

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Neo-Latin Studies Today

Palazzo-papafava

COURSE - Neo-Latin Studies Today: Tools, Trends and Methodolo- gies, IANLS Vacation School, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, University of Warwick’s Venice, Italy, 7 – 9 July 2016. Full registration fee: £85; Warwick staff fee: £75; student fee: £65

Neo-Latin Studies (NLS) concerns the rich body of Latin writings from the dawn of humanism in Trecento Italy and the spread of the Renaissance to the present. Three new companions to Neo-Latin (NL) (Brill, OUP, CUP) illuminate the development of NLS from an emerging discipline into a recognized field of study per se. Nonetheless, there are few, if any, “departments of Neo-Latin Studies”: institutionally, Neo-Latinists are affiliated with Classics (especially on the Continent), Modern Languages (including English), International Studies, History (including History of Science); others work in History of art, Music, Philosophy, Theology, and in libraries and archives; a few are based in interdisciplinary centres.

If Neo-Latin is united by the use of one language (a Latin that consciously reacts against Medieval usage and harks back to, but inevitably remains distinct from, Classical Latin) and a strong consciousness of its Ancient heritage, NLS remains diverse in terms of national paradigms, topics and genres (from scientific discovery and confessional debate to occasional poetry, diaries and jokes). As a living language, NL played an enormous role in education, and in international communication through diplomatic and scholarly correspondences, in Europe as well as the New World and the Orient. Today, Latin serves in academic publications, taxonomy, inscriptions, speeches, and semi-popular culture, witness, e.g., Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation speech (February 2013), the world news bulletin Ephemeris, and the Latin Harry Potter.

Navigating these diversities is no easy task, especially for doctoral and early career researchers who are as yet carving out an academic identity of their own. Common uncertainties range from the most immediate and practical, to long-term career planning: what are the best dictionaries and databases to use alongside those advocated by Classicists, historians or modern linguists? What are the (dis)advantages of web-based editions? Should any study of NL take into account productions in the vernacular? What are the best venues for publishing articles and books? Given the various “national schools”, what constitutes best practice for studying and teaching NL? And what kind of academic jobs are open to holders of a PhD on NL topics? How should a budding Neo-Latinist prepare for the job market? Our Vacation School offers a unique opportunity to address these issues.

The event consists of a programme of lectures and/or workshops aimed at UK, European and transatlantic Early Career Researchers (normally advanced PhD students, or those with up to three years of postdoctoral experience) working with Renaissance and Early Modern Latin sources. It may also be of interest to some more experienced researchers who are only just developing an interest in the field (e.g. Classicists newly turning to reception studies). NLTS also intends to aid Early Career Researchers in the establishment of new networks, placing their publications in an international forum, and preparing the ground for postdoctoral and mobility applications.

This international advanced training programme brings together the expertise of nine established specialists, from the USA (Craig Kallendorf), Austria (Florian Schaffenrath), Hungary (Énikö Békés), Finland (Raija Sarasti-Wilenius), Germany (Marc Laureys), Austria (Johann Ramminger), Spain (María Teresa Santamaría Hernándes) and Joaquín Pascual Barea and the UK (Ingrid De Smet), all of whom fulfil leading roles in the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies (IANLS) and/or are active as Neo-Latinists in the Renaissance Society of America, and other regional/national networks and learned societies. Through presentations and round tables, we aim to enhance the as yet uneven quality of NL research and prepare participants for their future careers.

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Registration closes at 6pm (GMT) on Wednesday 29th June 2016.

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MA: The Art Market & the History of Collecting

Buckingham

COURSE: MA in the Art Market and the History of Collecting, University of Buckingham and the National Gallery in association with Waddesdon Manor (Rothschild Collections).

Investigating American and European art markets and cultures of collecting from the Renaissance to the present day, it is taught by staff from the University of Buckingham, the National Gallery and Waddesdon Manor.

A unique feature of the course will be access to two of the greatest surviving art dealers’ archives: Agnew’s, acquired by the National Gallery in 2014, and Colnaghi’s, housed since February 2014 in the Windmill Hill Archive, Waddesdon Manor. It is the first MA in the UK to offer, under the guidance of experts, practical training on how to use, unlock and analyse these rich holdings.

The course will include study trips to Paris and Florence where students will have the opportunity to study a number of key European collections such as the Edmond de Rothschild collection in the Louvre and the Stefano Bardini collection in Florence as well as visiting important local archives.

Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director, there are some options for part-time study, one day a week over two years, or by deferral of the dissertation. Full and partial scholarships are available, generously funded by P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd.

Aimed at art historians, would-be curators, art market professionals, collectors and individuals with a general interest in the arts, the programme provides a pathway to a career in the art world or as a step towards further postgraduate research.

Applications are open for entry in October 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Seddon or Jeremy Howard.

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From Shelf to Byte: A History of Writing

COURSE: From Shelf to Byte. A History of Writing from the Ancient to the Contemporary World, Università di Bologna, Italy. All teaching and activities will be in English.

The Summer School is a two-week intensive course dedicated to the history of handwriting and of the book in the West. It is organized by the RAM (Ricerche e Analisi Manoscritti) Study Centre of the Department of Classics and Italian Studies of the University of Bologna in collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Advancing and Professional Studies of the University of Massachussetts Boston.

Students will learn the basic principles of Latin Paleography, discovering the several threads linking the past to the present of handwriting and examining the conventions of writing that become established over time, from ancient scrolls to medieval manuscripts to blogging platforms.

A great part of the course will be devoted to handling and describing the ancient Bolognese manuscripts that contain early examples of writing and page design. In addition to this hands-on work, students will critically analyze the relationship between the physical environments for texts and the content of the texts themselves – from the vast importance of annotation in medieval law books to abbreviations in texts and tweets of today, drawing on the innovative methods of digital humanities.

This work will help students to identify the rhetorical principles that shape interactions between writers and their audiences over time, and to assess the implications for our understanding of the past, present, and future of text technologies. Finally, through some lessons and practical exercises of calligraphy, students will see firsthand the value, the potentialities and the beauty of longhand writing.

The course will be scheduled as follows:
* 44 hours of classwork
* 11 hours of lessons in libraries and archives
* 24 hours of cultural activities
* one-day trip.

Course Coordinator: Prof. Maddalena Modesti (Department of Classics and Italian Studies).

Deadline for application: 15 May 2016.

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London Rare Books School Courses 2016

Senate-House

COURSE: London Rare Books School Courses 2016.

London Rare Books School 2016 will take place from 20 – 24 June (week one) and 27 June – 1 July (week two). Each course will consist of thirteen seminars, amounting in all to twenty hours of teaching time spread between Monday afternoon and Friday afternoon. It is therefore only possible to take one course per week.

There will be timetabled ‘library time’ that will allow students to explore the rich resources of the University’s Senate House Library, one of the UK’s major research libraries. There will also be an evening programme with an opening reception and talk, a book-related guided walking tour, and a reception hosted by a major London antiquarian bookseller.

COURSES 20 – 24 JUNE 2016
* The Book in the Ancient World
* The Book in Early Modern England
* Children’s Books
* An Introduction to Bibliography
* The Material History of the English Novel, 1800-1914
* The Medieval Book.

COURSES 27 JUNE – 1 JULY 2016
* The Anglo-Saxon and Carolingian Book
* European Bookbinding, 1450-1820
* An Introduction to Book Illustration
* An Introduction to the Modern Rare Book Trade
* Provenance in Books

Applications are now open.

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Écrire, lire, archiver au Moyen Âge

COURSE - Écrire, lire, archiver : une histoire de l’écrit au Moyen Âge, École nationale des chartes, 65 rue de Richelieu, Paris, 23 – 24 juin 2016.

L’écrit est omniprésent dans la société contemporaine et, à ce titre, il nous semble parfaitement familier. Pourtant, son usage ne va pas de soi, comme se sont attachés à le montrer nombre d’anthropologues : pour s’imposer, l’écrit ne nécessite pas seulement des compétences techniques de lecture et d’écriture de la part de ses utilisateurs, il doit aussi apparaître aux yeux de tous – y compris de ceux qui ne le maîtrisent pas – comme une technologie de communication efficiente et crédible.

En Occident, c’est précisément au cours du Moyen Âge que sont nées les conditions matérielles et mentales qui ont permis à l’écrit de s’imposer : entre le XIIe et le XIVe siècle, l’écrit, dont l’usage était jusqu’alors réservé à une élite essentiellement cléricale, se répand massivement, pour atteindre, à des degrés divers, toutes les couches de la société. Dans le même temps, ses fonctions se diversifient, fondant de nouvelles pratiques culturelles et sociales. C’est donc à une découverte des racines médiévales de notre rapport à l’écrit que convie la présente formation.

Programme
* L’écrit médiéval, concepts et outils
* L’écrit, outil d’une élite (VIᵉ-XIIᵉ s.)
* La « révolution de l’écrit » (XIIᵉ-XIVᵉ s.)
* Histoire d’archives, histoire de bibliothèques.

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Hebrew Manuscript Studies

COURSE – Hebrew Manuscript Studies: Codicology, Palaeography, Textual History, Summer Workshop, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 3 – 15 July 2016. Project Leaders: Judith Olszowy-Schlanger (Paris) and César Merchán-Hamann (OCHJS & Bodleian Library).

Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented interest in Hebrew manuscripts in various fields of academic Jewish studies. The development of new technologies, online accessibility of the contents of the major European Hebrew manuscript collections, and the creation of manuscript databases and programmes dedicated to the study and preservation of Jewish archives and libraries, have made the manuscripts readily available for scholarly investigation. This access to information has given a new impetus to the return to primary sources in historical research and has encouraged new editorial projects on medieval Hebrew texts.

Together with this renewed dynamism of historical and textual studies, there is a growing awareness of the need to understand the material and cognitive aspects involved in manuscript production and circulation. Students and scholars need to acquire the tools to approach the handwritten medieval sources in their specificity and complexity.

The Summer Workshop in Oxford provides a comprehensive and specialised programme in the fields of Hebrew codicology, palaeography, diplomatics, art history, history of the book and collections, and conservation and digital humanities as applied to Hebrew manuscripts. Several specialists will provide in-depth methodological introduction and research guidance for these fields of Hebrew manuscript studies. The workshop is organised in collaboration with the Bodleian Library, which will allow access to original manuscripts in situ for the teaching sessions. Lecturers will include Professor Malachi Beit-Arié, Professor Judith Olszowy-Schlanger and Dr. César Merchán-Hamann.

Suitably qualified scholars and students are invited to apply. Space for the Workshop is limited and early application is advised. Selection of participants will be on the basis of the potential benefit to their studies from attending the Workshop. Applicants will be informed on 15 April 2016 whether their application has been successful and the Workshop fee will be due for payment (£75) by 30 April 2016.

Closing date for applications: 23 March 2016.

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2nd Summer School Paleography, Heidelberg

COURSE: 2nd Summer School Paleography Latin Handwriting, Universität Heidelberg, 29 August – 9 September 2016. Language of instruction: German.

From the 29th of August till the 9th of September 2016 the University of Heidelberg offers for the second time a Summer School in Palaeography (Latin Handwriting). Every participant will receive an unmarked certificate.

In addition it is possible to earn two marked certificates (altogether 10 CP). International Students should apply with a concise curriculum vitae, which should include the applicant’s field of study. We also request a short statement of interest in the event (both no longer than one page in the respective mother tongue).

Applications must be sent by email. Students of the University of Heidelberg can register without submission of a curriculum vitae and statement by email to the following address: mittellatein@uni-heidelberg.de.

Applications are due by the 30th of April 2016. The number of participants is limited.

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Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography

COURSE: Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography at the Newberry Library, 27 June – 15 July 2016. Directed by Maddalena Signorini, Università degli Studi di Roma.

This three-week institute will offer intensive training in the accurate reading and transcription of handwritten Italian vernacular texts from the late medieval though the early modern periods. The instruction is intended to enable scholars in various fields of specialization to acquire the skills to work with primary sources.

While the major emphasis is on paleographical skills, the course offers an introduction to materials and techniques, and considers the history of scripts within the larger historical, literary, intellectual, and social contexts of Italy. Participants receive an introduction to a wide range of types of writing and documents from literary to legal, notarial, official, ecclesiastical, business, and family documents.

The course offers an overview of the system of Italian archives—public, ecclesiastical, and private. Participants also have the opportunity to work with original texts, using manuscripts and documents in the collections of the Newberry Library.

The institute will enroll 15 participants by competitive application. First consideration will be given to advanced PhD students and junior faculty at U.S. colleges and universities, but applications are also accepted from advanced PhD students and junior faculty at Canadian institutions, from professional staff of U.S. and Canadian libraries and museums, and from qualified independent scholars.

This graduate-level course is taught entirely in Italian; advanced language skills are required. All successful applicants will receive a stipend of $950; non-local participants will receive an additional $2,500 to help defray the costs of travel, housing, and food. There are no fees associated with the institute.

To complete the online application form, you will need to upload two files:
* An essay of no more than 500 words that describes in detail how the institute training pertains to your research, teaching, and/or professional interests; details your past experience and training in using primary source materials; and describes your level of fluency in speaking and reading Italian, especially if your discipline is not Italian literature (note that the institute is a graduate-level course taught entirely in Italian).
* A current brief curriculum vitae of not more than three pages.
* Application Webform.

You will also need one letter of reference. The letter must address the substance of the applicant’s research plans. For graduate students, it must also assess his or her skill in Italian.

We will notify all applicants by April 1 whether they have been accepted as a participant, placed on an alternate list, or declined. Invited participants will have until April 15 to confirm whether or not they will attend.

Application deadline: 1 March 2016.

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Trends in Manuscript Studies

COURSE: Trends in Manuscript Studies. Sources, Issues and Technologies, 2nd International Summer School, Università degli studi di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale, Dipartimento di Lettere e Filoso- fia, Montecassino, Italy, 27 June – 1 July 2016.

The Laboratorio LIBeR. Libro e ricerca of the University of Cassino, in cooperation with the Abbey of Montecassino, is pleased to announce the organisation of its Second Summer School on Trends in Manuscript Studies, for the benefit of master and PhD students, scholars, librarians and other experts or interested persons working with medieval manuscripts and early printed books.

Email: liberschool@unicas.it

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