The Medici Archive Project

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.

Download the syllabus here




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