May 17, 2022

University of Toronto Libraries, Newberry Library, Others Launch Mellon Funded Italian Paleography Digital Resource

From the University of Toronto Libraries:

The Italian Paleography digital resource provides pedagogical tools for the study of Italian vernacular handwriting from 1100 to 1700 and features 102 digitized manuscripts. Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the resource was collaboratively created by the Newberry Library, UTL’s Information Technology Services department, and St. Louis University’s Walter J. Ong S.J. Center for Digital Humanities.

This new paleography site complements a digital resource devoted to French paleography, launched in 2016 also funded by the Mellon Foundation and designed in partnership between the Newberry, UTL, and St. Louis.

Like the French site, the intended audience of the Italian site is varied: scholars preparing to conduct research in Italian archives; students studying Italian language, history and culture; curators, librarians, and archivists who work with manuscripts; calligraphers and graphic designers interested in historical scripts; and anyone who would like to experiment with transcribing early Italian documents.

Direct to Italian Paleography Digital Resource

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