On 30th Sept & 1st Oct 2021 the International Workshop “In the Name of the Rose: Searching for Unknown, Lost, and Forgotten Ancient Texts” took place at the marvellous Swiss Institute in Rome! It offered the opportunity to present the most significant project findings and to discuss their thematic contexts and backgrounds together with specialists. […]
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Registration for the International Workshop “In the Name of the Rose: Searching for Unknown, Lost, and Forgotten Ancient Texts” on 30th September and 1st October 2021 at the Swiss Institute in Rome is now open! The Workshop, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Swiss Institute in Rome (ISR), is open to […]
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On Thursday, 30st September, and Friday, 1st October 2021 the Swiss Institute in Rome will host the International Workshop “In the Name of the Rose: Searching for Unknown, Lost, and Forgotten Ancient Texts”, organised by Renate Burri. This Workshop will officially conclude the experimental project “In the Name of the Rose: Searching for Unknown, Lost, […]
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…are also the yellow-legged gulls (Italian: gabbiano [gabbiano reale zampegialle o reale mediterraneo], Latin: Larus michahellis, German: Mittelmeermöwe) whose ‘song’ fills the air above the courtyard of the Library. Sometimes they watch through the Library windows, from time to time knocking the windowpane with their strong beak when throwing back their head for uttering their […]
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And yet it belongs to several manuscript groups of vital concern for the transmission and reception of ancient Greek texts, and offers a wide range of new insights in many respects! Vat. gr. 1073 was copied by Giovanni Santamaura, with his Greek name Ioannes Sagktamauras (Ἰωάννης Σαγκταμαύρας). Born in Cyprus in 1539, he sought refuge in Italy in […]
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My plan to go back to Rome and to re-start my project “In the Name of the Rose” for a third time in mid-March 2021 nearly failed after the Italian government had imposed to many Italian regions, among them Lazio with Rome, a new lockdown on 12th March, effective from 15th March, which led the […]
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Vat. gr. 1070 features one of the best known biblical texts, i.e. the Psalter (Book of Psalms), and luckily did not get lost over the centuries. I nevertheless decided to open this blog with a brief presentation of this codex for its peculiarities which are of particular uniqueness in Manuscript Studies: Vat. gr. 1070 presents the […]
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History repeats itself: second wave of coronavirus, second library shutdown, second time good bye to Rome this year…
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A new start and second attempt after the Vatican Library’s regular summer break, weaponed with face mask and disposable rubber gloves at the Library’s command… (Sept 19th, 2020)
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Instead of blogging from the Vatican Library, I had to say good bye to a Rome as empty as I never have seen it before and probably never will see it again… (March 12th, 2020)
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