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Editing Renaissance Letters on Digital Support

Summer Seminar Epistolart 2016

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Published on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 by João Fernandes

Summary

From 4 to 8 July 2016, at the University of Liège, the EpistolART team is organising a seminar devoted to the publishing and study of letters from Italian Renaissance artists. During the seminar, participants will take part in the complete publishing of one or more epistolary documents. This work will result in a nominative publication in the EpistolART database.

Announcement

From 4 - 8 July 2016, at the University of Liège, the EpistolART team is organising a seminar devoted to the publishing and study of letters from Italian Renaissance artists.

Main topics

The five-day programme includes:

  • Theory sessions focusing on codicological, paleographic, linguistic and historico-cultural aspects of the letters;

  • practical sessions dedicated to the transcription, linguistic study and history of the letters as well as their digital processing;

  • lectures given by internationally-renowned specialists; 

  • discussions between researchers and guest speakers;

  • a tour of the city of Liège.

During the seminar, participants will take part in the complete publishing of one or more epistolary documents. This work will result in a nominative publication in the EpistolART database.

Organisation and scientific responsibility

Organisers

  • Cristiano Amendola,
  • Antonio Geremicca,
  • Hélène Miesse
  • Gianluca Valenti

Lecturers

  • Dominique Allart,
  • Cristiano Amendola,
  • Annick Delfosse,
  • Laure Fagnart,
  • Alessandro Aresti,
  • Antonio Geremicca,
  • Hélène Miesse,
  • Paola Moreno
  • Gianluca Valenti

Guest researchers

  • Lucia Aquino,
  • Antonio Ciaralli
  • Matteo Motolese

Guest Speakers

  •  Marie-Luce Demonet,
  • Renzo Bragantini
  • Alessio Assonitis

Target audience

The seminar is aimed at researchers, doctoral students and post-doctoral students in the humanities. The curricula of the most deserving students may also be taken into account.

The corpus of the texts which will be analysed and transcribed during the classes requires a good knowledge of Italian. Applicants should also have at least passive knowledge of French and English. 

Objectives

The seminar organised by the EpistolART project team aims to develop philological, linguistic and historical research skills in the field of the digital publishing of letters from the Quattrocento and the Cinquecento. The corpus concerned will be from the Carteggio inedito d’artisti dei secoli XIV, XV e XVI, published between 1839 and 1840 by Johann Wilhelm Gaye, an anthology which is at the heart of the EpistolART project. 

Credit

Each participant will receive a certificate of participation at the end of the seminar. 

Contribution to the costs

Registration fees are €500 to be paid no later than one month after receipt of the confirmation of acceptance. This amount will cover accommodation costs, lunch, coffee breaks and access to IT and library resources at the University of Liège. 

Applications

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and a cover letter (max. 1,000 characters) must be sent by email to epistolart@ulg.ac.be  no later than

3 April 2016.

Students not holding a Master's degree should attach a cover letter from one of their professors to their application. Selection will be based on applicants' experience and the goals expressed in the letter.

Location: Liège, Belgium

Dates: 4 -8 July 2016 

Grants

Grants will be offered to the most deserving applicants to cover the registration fees.

Places

  • Liège, Belgium (4000)

Date(s)

  • Sunday, April 03, 2016

Keywords

  • digital support, letter, Renaissance

Contact(s)

  • Equipe Epistolart Equipe Epistolart
    courriel : epistolart [at] ulg [dot] ac [dot] be

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Cristiano Amendola
    courriel : c [dot] amendola [at] ulg [dot] ac [dot] be

To cite this announcement

« Editing Renaissance Letters on Digital Support », Summer School, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, https://calenda.org/356090

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