The Medici Archive Project (MAP) will be offering two separate, one-week intensive seminars on Italian paleography and archival research (session I: 9–14 January 2017; session II: 16–21 January 2017).
The principal aim of this seminar is to provide an introduction to Italian archives (with particular emphasis on Florentine and Tuscan collections); to examine in-depth Renaissance and early modern documentary typologies; to familiarize oneself with mercantesca and cancelleresca scripts; and to learn how to plan research activity in Italian archives and libraries.
Especially relevant for advanced graduate students and professors working on Renaissance and early modern topics, this seminar is taught by a team of experienced MAP scholars, as well as university professors and other MAP-affiliated researchers.
Participants will be attending classes at the MAP headquarters (located at Palazzo Alberti in Via de' Benci 10), though a number of lectures will be held in situ in Florentine archives. The seminar week is composed of twelve three-hour lessons held in the morning (9am–12pm) and in the afternoon (3pm–6pm). Though no previous archival and/or paleographic experience is required, a working knowledge of Italian is necessary.
Prospective applicants should send a one-page CV and a brief statement explaining how this seminar will benefit one's current research to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 January 2017. Please indicate which session you wish to attend.
Find more information on the Medici Archive Project's website.