Summer Seminar - Editing Renaissance Letters on Digital Support, 4-8 July 2016, Belgium

Publish Date: Mar 15, 2016

Deadline: Apr 03, 2016

Event Dates: from Jul 04, 2016 12:00 to Jul 08, 2016 12:00

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. 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 and Gianluca Valenti LECTURERS: Dominique Allart, Cristiano Amendola, Annick Delfosse, Laure Fagnart, Alessandro Aresti, Antonio Geremicca, Hélène Miesse, Paola Moreno and Gianluca Valenti

GUEST RESEARCHERS: Lucia Aquino, Antonio Ciaralli and Matteo Motolese GUEST SPEAKERS: Marie-Luce Demonet, Renzo Bragantini and 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.


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 eXVI, published between 1839 and 1840 by Johann Wilhelm Gaye, an anthology which is at the heart of the EpistolART project.


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, including a curriculum vitae and a cover letter (max. 1,000 characters) must be sent by email to 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.


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

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