Free access to the morning sessions
Applications for the afternoon sessions are closed.
Tuesday 7th – Saturday 11th July 2015
Biblissima Summer School: “The incunabula: from Gutenberg's invention to the Digital Revolution.”
Organised by the multimedia libraries of Orléans in partnership
with the Equipex Biblissima and the Centre d'Études supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours
Published before 1501, the first printed editions, known as incunabula, first captured the interest of booklovers, researchers, and librarians three centuries ago. Today, knowledge of the output from these first fifty years is more widespread as a result of national and international bibliographical research. An inventory of some 30,000 incunabular books has been compiled, which represents around fifty million copies which circulated over a period of roughly fifty years. This summer school will aim to make the attendees aware of the issues surrounding the act of describing, cataloguing, computerising, and digitalising incunabula. It is intended to highlight how interesting it is to approach them scientifically, for example by focusing on the conditions in which they were produced and on their content, and also by reconstructing their journey into the present day through studying their binding and marks of their origins.
The computerisation of the Catalogues Régionaux des Incunables (Regional Catalogues of Incunabula) of the Central-West - the CRIICO project - takes place at the CESR following the initiative of and with the support of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Communications and as part of the Equipex Biblissima.
> Information in poster format
8:45-9:15 - Welcome address and introductionWednesday 8th – Discovering the incunabula
9:15-12:15 - How books were produced in the 15th and 16th centuries – Rémi Jimenes
13:45-15:45 - Classifying books, from yesterday to today – Christine Bénévent, Olivier Morand
16:00-18:00 - Presentation of posters – Romuald Goudeseune
9:00-12:00 - A short history of the incunabula, from Gutenberg to the first day of the year 1501… - Pierre Aquilon, Frédéric BarbierThursday 9th – The role of digitalisation
13:45-14:45 - Catalogues of incunabula (ISTC, GW, CRI, CIBN…) - Pierre Aquilon
15:00-18:00 - Computerising catalogues of incunabula and working out notes: presentation and practical work - CRIICO team
9:00-12:45 - Digitalisation – the ideal solution? - Catherine Angevelle, Florent PalluaultFriday 10th – Characteristics of editions and sources
14:15-16:30 - The example of the “Bibliothèques Virtuelles Humanistes” - Marie-Luce Demonet, Rémi Jimenes, Toshinori Uetani
17:00-19:30 - Presentation of remarkable incunabula and practical work - Denis Bjaï, Marc-Edouard Gautier, Julie Sautel
9:00-13:00 - Binding and signs of origins - Isabelle de Conihout, Monique HulveySaturday 11th – From the book to the virtual library
14:30-16:30 - Practical work: case studies
17:00-18:00 - A base example of holders in the Centre region – CRIICO team
9:00-10:30 - Reconstruction of Medieval and Renaissance libraries - Hanno WijsmanSpeakers
10:45-12:30 - Some special cases: the Lauzières-Thémines collection in Blois, the collections from the Chezal-Benoist convent in Bourges, the library of the German Nation in Orléans - Pierre Aquilon, Bruno Guignard, Rémi Jimenes, Olivier Morand, Toshinori Uetani
Applications are closed.
Application deadline: 30th April 2015
Participants will be informed of the outcome of their application by email by 15th May 2015.
Selection based on application
Minimum number of participants: 10. Maximum number: 15.
Projet partenarial CRIICO (2015) - Equipex Biblissima (ANR-11-EQPX-0007)