CESR - Centre d'études supérieures de la Renaissance

Centre d'études supérieures de la Renaissance (CESR)
UMR 7323. CNRS - Université de Tours - Ministère de la Culture
Director
Benoist Pierre
Contact person for Biblissima
Chiara Lastraioli

The Bibliothèques virtuelles humanistes (BVH) is a research programme of the CESR on the written, manuscript and printed heritage of the Renaissance. The whole corpus and all the data that compose it (images, texts, people, places, institutions, etc.) feed into Gallica, Europeana, and EDIT16, and are aligned with the main international repositories and catalogues (VIAF, USTC, ISTC). They are also the subject of research in the field of linguistics, OCR/HTR, and the study of provenance.

The prosopographic and geographical data concerning incunabula (CRIICO) and French authors of the 16th century will be enriched in the coming years by data developed within ongoing projects on manuscript poetic corpora (the POMONE project and 15th-17th century Italian manuscripts), on the analysis and transcription of local archives (the RENUMAR project) and researchers’ archives (‘Fonds Pierre Aquilon’ on inventories of private libraries), on the origins of Italian-language printed books in the French-speaking world (the EDITEF project).

Within the CESR, the Ricercar team is introducing into Biblissima+ a pipeline for processing musical data.