International Itinerant Paleographic School – IIPS
This blog is an open space connected to the activities of IIPS. The school, open each year to thirty to forthy fellows (two groups of fifteen/twenty each), is a transdisciplinary and comparative action focused on written materials produced in the Mediterranean and European area from Antiquity to Middle Ages (Greek, Latin, Arabic, and Hebrew papyri, ostraca, rolls, codices and inscriptions). It focuses on ancient and medieval books, inscriptions and documents and consists of seminars, conferences and guided visits of libraries, research institutes, archives and archeological sites in Rome, Naples, Bari, Florence and other Italian cities. It offers (a) a unique and international training opportunity, thanks to the collaboration of dozens of researchers gathered from many universities and research institutes from different countries; (b) an exclusive and direct access to original documents and research materials and (c) a chance to share experiences with experts in all the fields related to the study, restoration and valorization of written heritage. Special emphasis will be given to archiving and cataloguing techniques used in different areas and periods and to the creation and developing of collections, the general dynamics of loss and preservation of written heritage.