The Medici Archive Project is offering a Archival Studies Seminar in Florence this summer.
The call for applications reads:
The Medici Archive Project (MAP) is pleased to announce the call for participation in our summer seminar in archival studies and early modern Italian palaeography in Florence, Italy. Taught in a series of lectures and supported by MAP’s resident faculty and visiting scholars, students will be immersed into Italian archives (with particular emphasis on Florentine archival collections); examine in-depth various documentary typologies; read diverse early modern scripts; and learn how to plan research in archives and libraries across Italy. This seminar is especially relevant for advanced graduate students studying Renaissance and early modern topics. Participating students will be taught at the Archivio di Stato in Florence, as well as at other archives in Florence and Rome. Aside from the lectures regularly taught by the MAP staff, this seminar will also feature three guest lecturers.
Tamar Herzig is Associate Professor of Early Modern European History, specializing in the religious history of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy and in gender history. She serves as Director of Tel Aviv University’s Morris E. Curiel Institute for European Studies. The guest lecture will be entitled Letters and Registers in the Este and Gonzaga Archives.
Marcello Simonetta is Professor of European Political History at Sciences Po and at the American University of Paris. His interests are in the political and diplomatic history of early sixteenth-century Italy, particularly Florence. His guest lectures are on the Mediceo avanti il Principato: The Pre-history of the Medici and Le Carte Strozziane: The Missing Link in Medici History.
Brendan Dooley is Professor of Renaissance Studies at University College Cork. Professor Dooley works on the histories of culture and knowledge with reference to Europe and especially to Italy and the Mediterranean world. The guest lecture is on Avvisi and Newsletters in Early Modern Italy.