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Brian Sandberg Guest Lecture, Wednesday, March 27
March 27, 2013 @ 12:00 am
New Digital Humanities Approaches: Manuscript Imaging and Research Outsourcing in the Florentine Archives Using the BÍA Platform When: 4:00 pm Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Where: 5670 Haven Hall As part of the Early Modern and Medieval Studies Lecture Series on digital humanities approaches to scholarship, Brian Sandberg of the Department of History, Medici Archive Project at the Northern Illinois University will discuss “Manuscript Imaging and Research Outsourcing in the Florentine Archives Using the BÍA Platform” on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in 5670 Haven Hall at 4:00 pm. About BÍA: Over the past two years the IT team at the Medici Archive Project (MAP) has been working on developing a new innovative digital platform, with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. At the 2012 Renaissance Society of America conference in Washington DC, MAP unveiled the new platform, called BÍA. Now in the final stages of development, these are some of the most important elements of BÍA:
- Preservation of documents with digitized images online
- Enhanced Research possibilities through outsourcing
- Involving the world in scholarly discourse
For more information about BÍA, see http://www.medici.org/message/new-bia-platform About Brian Sandberg: Professor Sandberg works on early modern Europe, the history of violence, early modern France, French wars of religion, history of the Mediterranean, Pierre Bourdieu and symbolic violence, the Renaissance, and microhistory. He is author of Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France. Sponsored by Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the Medici Archives Project