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Bibliothèque virtuelle du Mont Saint-Michel

WEBSITE: Bibliothèque virtuelle du Mont Saint-Michel.

La Bibliothèque virtuelle met à la disposition des lecteurs les notices descriptives de l’ensemble des ouvrages provenant du Mont Saint-Michel aujourd’hui répertoriés, quel que soit l’établissement où ils sont conservés. Le catalogue est organisé par lieux actuels de conservation, puis par collections de manuscrits et d’ouvrages imprimés.

Les notices du catalogue signalent, pour chaque ouvrage, l’existence de reproductions numériques disponibles en ligne. Le partenariat de l’Equipex Biblissima a permis de compléter la numérisation des manuscrits conservés à la bibliothèque patrimoniale d’Avranches et de constituer une collection complète de fac-similés numériques consultables directement depuis le catalogue.

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Mapping Manuscript Migrations

WEBSITE – Mapping Manuscript Migrations: Digging Into Data For The History And Provenance of Pre-Modern European Manuscripts.

Hundreds of thousands of pre-modern European manuscripts have survived until the present day. As the result of changes in their ownership over the centuries, they are now spread all over the world. Collectively they constitute a great cultural and scholarly treasure. There are many sources of data relating to them, and new sources continue to proliferate in the digital environment.

This project will link disparate datasets from Europe and North America to provide an international view of the history and provenance of these manuscripts. The aggregated data will enable researchers to analyse and visualize these topics at scales ranging from individual manuscripts to thousands of manuscripts.

Our research will address their origins and movements, and the collectors and owners involved in their history. We will be able to show how these manuscripts have traveled across time and space to their current locations, where they continue to find new audiences.

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On line The Drawings of the Florentine Painters

WEBSITE: The Drawings of the Florentine Painters by Bernard Berenson. An Online Catalogue.

I Tatti is delighted to launch a new online catalogue that transforms Bernard Berenson’s The Drawings of the Florentine Painters into Linked Open Data.

A group of art historians and IT specialists incorporated data found in all three versions of Berenson’s foundational text: as it was first published in 1903, revised in 1938, then revised and translated into Italian in 1961.

Though many catalogues exist for individual collections and artists, Berenson’s study is the only resource that includes drawings from across Europe and the United States by nearly seventy Florentine painters, from Taddeo Gaddi through Bronzino.

The linked catalogue makes Berenson’s invaluable catalogue information available in a machine-readable format, allowing researchers to mine the source content in ways that were hitherto difficult or impossible.

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New Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts

WEBSITE: New Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts (SDBM).

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries is pleased to announce the beta release of the New Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts (SDBM). Thanks to support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the New SDBM is being redeveloped to allow you—the members of our user community—to help us build a finding aid for the world’s manuscripts.

Members of our user community can now sign up to contribute data, including your own personal observations of a manuscript or group of manuscripts, and to engage with other users to facilitate research and conversations about current and historical locations of manuscripts and the data gathered in the process of recording this history.

The final release of the New SDBM is scheduled for April 2017. In the meantime, we invite you to sign up now to start contributing and testing new features and functionality. Your participation and feedback will help us build a better tool for your research.

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L’Archivio dei possessori è in linea

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WEBSITE: L’Archivio dei possessori della Biblioteca dell’Archiginnasio di Bologna è in linea.

L’Archivio dei possessori dell’Archiginnasio è una base dati che raccoglie le riproduzioni dei segni di possesso presenti sui volumi posseduti dalla biblioteca, divisi per tipologie: note manoscritte, timbri, ex libris, ex dono, superlibros e segnature di collocazione.

Si propone come strumento di supporto allo studio della formazione delle raccolte della biblioteca, con particolare attenzione alle provenienze: le corporazioni religiose soppresse durante il periodo napoleonico e poi successivamente dopo l’unità d’Italia e i numerosi donatori che dalla fonda- zione della biblioteca ne hanno incrementato il patrimonio librario.

A questi si aggiungono i possessori identificati nel corso del lavoro di catalogazione in SBN dall’ufficio di catalogazione del libro antico. L’Archivio dei possessori verrà costantemente aggiornato, parallelamente al lavoro di schedatura.

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Illuminated Collective Indulgences for Free

WEBSITE: 678 illuminated collective indulgences are freely accessible for everyone.

Gabi Bartz, Martina Bürgermeister, Markus Gneiss, Martin Roland, Georg Vogeler and Andreas Zajic have decided – after a peer-reviewing-process and internal discussions – to publish first results of the FWF project “Illuminated Charters as ´Gesamtkunstwerk´”.

678 illuminated collective indulgences are freely accessible for everyone. We are well aware that we can only present “work in progress”. This is true for the digital part as well as for the content. Part of the indexing work has still to be implemented into the search environment and depth of information varies significantly.

Partly this is a deliberate decision, because it does not make sense to offer “extensive abstracts” for poorly decorated objects which are only of importance due to their character as forerunners to later, more extensively illuminated indulgences. On the other hand there are charters which deserve more in-depth treatment, but parts of the description ([extensive] abstract, diplomatic comment, description of decoration and art-historical commentary) are still lacking.

We hope, however, that users are willing to accept such shortcomings in order to get access more quickly. We want to encourage each and every user to give us feedback (here) such as additions, corrections  (including typos), hints to additional sources, images or reference literature; do not hesitate to point out amendments no matter how small.

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Illuminierte Urkunden als Gesamtkunstwerk

WEBSITE: Illuminierte Urkunden als Gesamtkunstwerk. Bildmedien in Rechtsdokumenten im Europäischen Mittelalter.

Illuminierte Urkunden sind ein gesamteuropäisches Phänomen, das bisher noch von keiner der am Forschungsgegenstand interessierten Disziplinen – vor allem Geschichtswissenschaften und Kunstgeschichte – zusammenfassend gewürdigt wurde. Beispiele aus Byzanz im Südosten, Italien im Süden, der iberischen Halbinsel im Südwesten, England im Nordwesten, Skandinavien im Norden und Rußland im Nordosten sind bekannt. Neben England bilden Mitteleuropa und Italien Kernregionen mit besonderen Überlieferungsschwerpunkten des relevanten Materials. Übernationale Institutionen wie das Kaiser- und Papsttum bilden entscheidende Angelpunkte.

Urkunden sind prinzipiell Recht setzende Schriftquellen und bedürfen zur Erreichung von Rechtssicherheit und -gültigkeit natürlich keiner künstlerischen Ausstattung. Die Wirkung der Urkunde auf zeitgenössische und spätere Rezipienten aber durch entsprechende Gestaltung ihrer äußeren Merkmale entscheidend beeinflusst. Diesen Umstand sind sich vor allem auch Auftraggeber von Urkunden mit außergewöhnlichem, oft auch bildhaftem Dekor natürlich bewusst.

Illuminierte Urkunden sind Rechtstexte und Kunstwerke gleichermaßen, deren “Sitz im Leben” in der Regel jeweils genau bestimmt werden kann: Die Partner des beurkundeten Rechtsgeschäfts sowie Datierung und Lokalisierung der Urkunde sind bei der überwiegenden Mehrzahl der Fälle bekannt und der Dekor wurde in der Regel zeitnahe zur Niederschrift des Textes hinzugefügt. Dadurch wird die künstlerische Ausstattung illuminierter Urkunden in ihrer ursprünglich intendierten Funktionsweise gut fassbar. Dies ist bei mittelalterlichen Kunstwerken selten und macht sie zu einem besonders lohnenden Forschungsgegenstand interdisziplinärer Zusammenarbeit.

Im geplanten Projekt sollen die Stellung der illuminierten Urkunde innerhalb der gesamten Urkundenüberlieferung und innerhalb der Buchmalerei des europäischen Mittelalters bestimmt und die konkreten Umstände, die zur Anfertigung von einzelnen illuminierten Urkunden und zur Entstehung von extrem breit überlieferten Urkundengattungen, die gewohnheitsmäßig Buchschmuck einsetzen, beleuchtet werden.

Der Untersuchungsgegenstand als solcher ist bislang noch schlecht erforscht. Einerseits sind die Beispiele signifikant verstreut überliefert, andererseits haben die beteiligten Teilwissenschaften – vor allem Diplomatik und Buchmalereiforschung – für sich sehr differenzierte Methoden entwickelt, die keineswegs “nebenbei” anwendbar sind. Diese Tatsache macht interdisziplinäre Versuche einzelner Forscher vielfach anfechtbar.

Das beantragte Projekt will diese beiden Schwächen überwinden: Ein grundlegender und integrativer Eckpfeiler des Projekts ist deshalb die konsequente interdisziplinäre Zusammenschau. Dazu sollen einerseits im Projekt Experten der beteiligten Disziplinen engstens zusammenarbeiten. Andererseits soll durch die Einbindung von Gastwissenschaftlern (auch im Rahmen einer internationalen Tagung) eine interdisziplinäre internationale Forschungscommunity möglichst dauerhaft etabliert werden.

Zur Erarbeitung und Präsentation der Forschungsergebnisse müssen spezifische IT-Werkzeuge entwickelt werden, die den besonderen Bedingungen der interdisziplinären und internationalen Arbeit mit mittelalterlichen Urkunden angemessen sind. Als Erweiterung des kollaborativen Urkundenarchivs monasterium.net, das als online-Publikationsumgebung für die Dokumentation dient, sollen dazu im Projekt Werkzeuge entwickelt werden, welche Techniken des Semantic Web ebenso wie Methoden der automatischen Mustererkennung fruchtbar machen.

Materialerfassung, katalogmäßige Erschließung und wissenschaftliche Auswertung werden im Projekt ganz bewusst als Einheit gesehen, so dass das Projekt mit modernsten web-basierten Technologien die traditionell-dokumentierenden und kulturwissenschaftlich-interpretierenden Ansätze integrieren kann und damit neue Erkenntnisse ermöglicht und Material für weiterführende Studien bereitstellt.

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Fragmentarium

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WEBSITE – Fragmentarium: International Digital Research Lab for Medieval Manuscript Fragments.

Fragmentarium is a scholarly social network that enables libraries, collectors, researchers and students to upload medieval manuscript fragments and to describe, transcribe and assemble them online.

It aims:
* to increase awareness for medieval fragments
* to make them more accessible and thus provide a basis for new search results and further medieval fragment research in general
* to improve networking and cooperation between fragment collections, manuscript and fragment scholars, digital humanities specialists and specialists for text and image recognition
* to promote digital fragmentology, dedicated to research on manuscript fragments in the digital age
* to virtually reconstruct dismembered manuscripts and manuscript parts
* to create an international inventory of medieval manuscript fragments.

Fragments of medieval manuscripts offer an as yet largely unexplored field of study. Except for isolated initiatives and individual, often spectacular discoveries, traditional manuscript research has so far only marginally undertaken work with fragments.

The Internet offers extraordinary potential for overcoming some of the chief difficulties of traditional fragment research. Building on the technology developed by e-codices – Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland, Fragmentarium will create an application for uploading medieval manuscript fragments and for describing, transcribing and assembling them online.

Collaborating with 15 partner institutions throughout Europe and the USA, the project aims, over the next years, to lay the foundations for research on medieval manuscript fragments by providing open standards and guidelines. Systematic study of fragments is a long-term goal.

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Philelfiana. Un’indagine su Francesco Filelfo

Philelphiana

WEBSITE: Philelfiana. Oriente e Occidente nell’Umanesimo europeo. Un’indagine capillare sulla figura e sull’opera di Francesco Filelfo (1398-1481).

Il progetto Philelfiana. Oriente e Occidente nell’Umanesimo europeo è stato cofinanziato dal MIUR nell’ambito dei fondi FIRB 2012, per il programma di ricerca Oriente e Occidente nell’Umanesimo europeo: la biblioteca e le lettere di Francesco Filelfo (1398-1481). Ricostruzione e catalogazione della collezione libraria, edizione dell’epistolario, repertorio lessicografico, filolo- gico e storico-bibliografico online della corrispondenza latina, greca e volgare.

Alla sua realizzazione collaborano le Unità di Macerata (Unità centrale), Milano, Pisa, Venezia. Partners dell’impresa sono l’Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento di Firenze, la Biblioteca Comunale “Filelfica” di Tolentino, l’Università di Pavia, che cooperano all’interno dell’Unità di Macerata. Obiettivo del programma è un’indagine capillare sulla figura e sull’opera di Francesco Filelfo, concentrata in particolare sulla sua biblioteca (che costituì un punto di riferimento per gli intellettuali dell’epoca), sulla sua amplissima produzione epistolare e su alcuni scritti di carattere storico-politico.

Le Unità di di Macerata, Venezia e Pisa svolgono ricerche di carattere filologico-letterario che prevedono l’edizione critica di una cospicua parte della produzione filelfiana, fra cui quella dell’intera corrispondenza (latina, greca e volgare), comprendente non solo le oltre 2.000 lettere latine e greche incluse dall’autore nel suo cosiddetto epistolario canonico (testimoniato, nella forma più completa, dal manoscritto idiografo Milano, Biblioteca Trivulziana, 873), ma anche le altrettante lettere latine e, soprattutto, volgari, non confluite nella silloge e tramandate da codici e documenti d’archivio (spesso autografi).

L’Unità di Milano svolge ricerche di carattere paleografico-codicologico per ricostruire e catalogare la biblioteca greca e latina del Filelfo, con il duplice obiettivo di individuare i manoscritti appartenuti all’umanista e di ricollocare questa collezione libraria nel più ampio contesto della rinascita degli studi classici nel sec. XV.

Philelfiana è stato progettato ed elaborato dall’Unità di ricerca di Macerata, grazie al supporto di tecnici del Centro di Servizi Informatici dell’Ateneo. Esso ospita le banche dati Re.Phi.Lex (Repertorium Philelfianum Lexicographicum), Bi.Phi.V. (Bibliotheca Philelfica Virtualis), Re.Pro.Phi. (Repertorium Prosopo- graphicum Philelfianum), oltre alla banca dati bibliografica.

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Le site ‘Pictor in fabula’

WEBSITE: Pictor in fabula.

Le site Pictor in fabula est dédié à la fortune des « traits exemplaires » relatifs à la peinture antique. Dans l’Antiquité, ces anecdotes et lieux communs sont un des lieux d’expression privilégié d’une théorie artistique qui est rarement formulée comme telle, mais souvent disséminée et formulée sur le mode de l’analogie. Le phénomène se poursuit à l’époque moderne : passage obligé des traités d’art, les exemples antiques s’invitent aussi dans les poétiques et les traités de rhétorique, les manuels de civilité, les ouvrages de théologie, les préfaces et dédicaces, et jusque dans la fiction.

Facilement isolable, l’anecdote est souvent une manière détournée de poser une question théorique, en décalage ou en excès par rapport au propos explicite. Sa fécondité réside dans sa plasticité, qui la rend susceptible d’infinies réinterprétations, réécritures et réappropriations. Les anecdotes sur l’art antique ont légué à l’Europe occidentale un double héritage : sur le plan théorique, elles cristallisent les grands débats artistiques — du statut de l’artiste aux conditions de la réception, des critères de la beauté aux limites de la représentation — jusqu’à la fin de l’époque moderne. Sur le plan artistique, elles offrent autant de sujets d’inspiration à la création poétique et plastique, comme en témoigne leur persistance dans l’art contemporain.

Le site Pictor in fabula présente soixante-dix des « traits exemplaires » les plus illustres de la peinture antique et rassemble les témoignages de leur fortune dans les arts et la littérature européennes, jusqu’à la fin du xviiie siècle pour les textes et jusqu’au xxie siècle pour les œuvres plastiques. Il a pour vocation de mettre à disposition de la communauté scientifique le plus grand nombre possible de ces variations, car le corpus concerné, virtuellement illimité, est voué à s’enrichir par votre collaboration. Aussi n’hésitez pas à nous soumettre un formulaire.

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A New Inventory of Text Manuscripts

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WEBSITE: Textmanuscripts, the inventory of text manuscripts currently on the market, by Les Enluminures.

Every medieval manuscript was made and decorated by hand for a particular purpose at a certain moment in history. To hold and to turn the pages of a manuscript is to touch hands directly with medieval Europe. Nearly everything we know about the early history of language, literature, the Bible, poetry, music, art, family life, medicine, travel, science, religion, philosophy, and piety comes to us through manuscripts and cannot be studied without them. The number of medieval manuscripts remaining in private hands gets fewer and fewer every year, and those that remain become more valuable and more keenly sought after.

Les Enluminures offers the largest and most wide-ranging inventory of text manuscripts currently on the market. The archive of the site alone numbers nearly 1,000 sold items. We have the largest and best qualified staff among dealers, from some of the greatest universities, and are represented in America, Europe, and Britain. We welcome inquiries from serious collectors and libraries, as well as from anyone who delights in experiencing and knowing about the European Middle Ages, at any level.

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A New Blog by Les Enluminures

NEWS – Textmanuscripts Blog: A New Blog by Les Enluminures.

This blog highlights what makes our text manuscripts particularly interesting and appealing to us – and (we hope) to you too! Here we explore what these books can tell us about how they were made and used. We also share what we know of their most fascinating and unusual contents, makers, and owners. Some of our discoveries are quite significant, some merely amusing, and some bizarre. All medieval manuscripts have much to reveal to their attentive modern audiences. Follow our blog to learn more about them.

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