Workshop in Warsaw on Management of Special Collections for Research Purposes

From the 22nd to the 26th of October 2018 members of ReIReS will be visiting Warsaw for a workshop on the management of special collections for research purposes. The workshop will gather 18 representatives of partner institutions, among them FSCIRE, Sofia University, Johannes Gutenberg University, the Institute for European History in Mainz, and the University of Warsaw.

Between Monday and Wednesday participants will get acquainted with the special collections preserved in the University of Warsaw Library that are associated with religious history and culture. They will take part in a series of curatorial workshops dedicated to such specific sources as the handwritten interventions of church censors, the symbolic meaning of early modern maps, and drawings based on biblical motifs.

On Thursday (October 25) the ReIReS team will visit the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute to learn more about its collection and discuss the digitization program of JHI’s library.

The final day will be dedicated to a roundtable discussion of the digital platform being created under the auspices of the project, and the possible ways in which it may help future generations of scholars in learning about the existence of, and reaching out to, such primary sources as those available throughout the ReIReS consortium.

To learn more about the program of the workshop, see the booklet.

The workshop is part of Work Package 2.

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