The Medici Archive Project

Map Staff
February 1, 2015


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European University Institute: Fiesole, 11-13 February 2015
Thursday, 12 February 2015
Historical Archives of the European Union, Villa Salviati
11.45-13.15 Session 6 - Digital Archives
The Medici Archive: Private Collection and Public Use
Alessio Assonitis
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 A Collaborative Symposium of The Israel Young Academy and The German Young Academy | Jerusalem, February 17-19, 2015
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
18:00 Keynote Address
Big Data vs. ‘Slow Data’: The Medici and the Future of Early Modern Archives
Alessio Assonitis

Map Staff
October 17, 2014

EMW: the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women recently honored Sheila ffolliott with a “Lifetime Achievement Award.”  She just completed her term as President and Past President of the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference and has just assumed the Presidency of the American Friends of Attingham, which supports the work of The Attingham Trust, a British educational trust that organizes specialized residential courses to study British country houses, their collections and settings, and the history and contents of British royal palaces.

Nicoletta Baldini
July 26, 2014

Storia, architettura ed arte alla Verna nel tempo del Granducato mediceo
(Secoli XVI-XVIII)

Convegno di studi a cura di Nicoletta Baldini
Convento della Verna (Arezzo)
Biblioteca antica 26-28 luglio 2014

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June 28, 2014

For the fourth consecutive year, the Medici Archive Project (MAP) will be offering a two-week intensive seminar on archival research applied to historical and art historical disciplines. Especially intended for advanced graduate students in Renaissance and early modern scholars, this seminar will be team-taught by current and former MAP staff at the library of Santa Maria Novella in Florence. Visits to private and public Tuscan archives are  also planned. In addition, participants will be invited to spend the mornings at the MAP room at the Archivio di Stato in Florence in order to work alongside fellows and staff on their research projects.

This seminar aims to provide an introduction to Italian archives (with particular emphasis on Florentine collections); to examine in depth various document typologies; to identify paleographic conventions; and to apply this research to their scholarly pursuits.

The seminar will run from Monday, June 16th to Saturday, June 28th, 2014.

The tuition for this seminar is US $ 750, payable via PayPal upon acceptance (room and board are not included).

The seminar is limited to twelve scholars, in order to ensure that each participant will receive personal guidance.

For further information, contact MAP Vice Director, Dr. Elena Brizio, at To apply, send a CV and a brief statement explaining how this course will benefit your current research project. The deadline is June 1, 2014.

Former and current faculty: Maurizio Arfaioli, Alessio Assonitis, Nicoletta Baldini, Sheila Barker, Elena Brizio, Niccolo Capponi, Luciano Cinelli, Laura Cirri, Brendan Dooley, John Henderson, Alana O'Brien, Roberta Piccinelli, Julia Vicioso.

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