The Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies announces the 2001 Summer Institute in the Italian Archival Sciences, a four-week summer seminar (18 June - 13 July 2001) directed by Armando Petrucci and Franca Nardelli
Drs. Armando Petrucci and Franca Nardelli, who led the 1993 Newberry Library Summer Institite in the Italian Archival Sciences, will be returning to direct the 2001 Summer Institute. Under their tutelage, participants will receive intensive training in the accurate reading and transcription of late medieval and Renaissance Italian vernacular texts. Although the major emphasis of the institute is on paleographical skills, codicological techniques and analytical bibliography, the history of scripts, within the larger literary, intellectual and social contexts of Italy will be considered. Participants will also be introduced to textual editing, receiving training in the techniques required to proceed from a mansucript to a modern critical edition. The course will be conducted in Italian.
The 2001 Institute is supported by generous grants from The Gladys Krieble Foundation, the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, and the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies consortium universities, with special assistance from Northwestern University. Funds are available for graduate students and faculty of the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies consortium universities to travel to the Newberry Library to attend the institute.
The application deadline is 1 March 2001.
Armando Petrucci, formerly Director of the Institute of Paleography at the University of Rome, now teaches at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. His latest publications include Alfabetismo, escritura, sociedad (1991) and Prima lezione di storia della cultura scritta (forthcoming), as well as articles and essays on the history of writing and literacy. He is currently preparing a critical edition of all original correspondence in Latin dating from the seventh to the eleventh centuries.
Franca Petrucci Nardelli, author of numerous studies on the history and codicology of the printed book, and the politics and culture of the Italian Renaissance, currently teaches at the University of Pisa and the "Corso europeo di specializzazione per conservatori e restauratori di beni librari" of Spoleto. Her most recent publications include articles and essays on printing and binding history, and Fra stampa e legature (forthcoming).
For further information and application materials, please contact: The Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610-3380
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Chicago, IL 60610-3380
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