A Winter Seminar in Paleography and Archival Studies (8 – 13 January 2024) will take place in Florence, Italy, with the aim 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 to assist in planning research in Italian archives and libraries.
Especially relevant for graduate students, university faculty, and museum curators working on Renaissance and early modern topics.
Seminar lecturers include: Maurizio Arfaioli, Alessio Assonitis, Gaston Basile, Davide Boerio, Pasquale Focarile, Piergabriele Mancuso, Oscar Schiavone, Marcello Simonetta, and Lorenzo Vigotti, John Henderson.
The seminar week is composed of lectures on archival practice and paleography sessions, lasting between 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours, for a total of 6-7 hours a day.
A working knowledge of Italian is recommended. No previous archival and paleographic experience is required. Teaching will be in English.
Participants will be encouraged to develop their research with archival approaches, meet with instructors individually in order to strategise future archival research in Italy, network with scholars in their field, and gain access to archives and libraries resources pertinent to their research.
Prospective applicants should send to email@example.com:
- a one-page CV
- a brief statement explaining how this course will benefit the applicant’s current research
The same email address should also be used for queries on administrative details, course tuition and general information.
Deadline: 1 January 2024
Tuition for one session is Euro 1000 (which includes six lunches and other cultural activities)
For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Information: Elisa Paoli, Assistant Director of the Medici Archive Project (email@example.com)