Biblissima Project Inauguration - 31 May 2013

Building the New Library of Libraries Together
31st May 2013, 10:00-17:00

The Campus Condorcet, centre for the humanities and social sciences, is the project leader for the "équipement d’excellence" Biblissima (Bibliotheca bibliothecarum novissima, an observatory for the written cultural heritage of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance), which is the result of close cooperation between libraries and research teams.

The founding partners — the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the CESR (Tours), the CIHAM (Lyon), the CRAHAM and the MRSH (Caen), the CJM at the École des Chartes, the Saprat team at the École pratique des hautes études and the Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes (CNRS) —  are developing cooperation at the national and international levels: Biblissima will gather data and redistribute it according to semantic web practices.

In order to promote Biblissima's first call for projects, this meeting on 31st May 2013 will bring together professionals from both research and cultural institutions, for discussions on how to construct this new environment for research on the circulation of texts in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

This inaugural event will be hosted by the Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes at 40 Avenue d'Iéna, Paris, 16th arrondissement, (metro Iéna or Boissière), salle Jeanne Vielliard.

If you wish to stay for the buffet, please send your confirmation to: inauguration@biblissima-­


10:15 Jean-Claude Waquet, President of the Etablissement public Campus Condorcet: Opening Remarks.

10:30 Anne-Marie Turcan-Verkerk (EPHE), Chief Scientific Officer for Biblissima, and Matthieu Bonicel (BnF), Coordinator of the Observatory: Biblissima: Programme and Implementation.

11:30 Florent Palluault, Ministère de la culture et de la communication: Biblissima Partner Projects: New Funding for Projects in Digitisation and Cataloguing of Old Libraries.

Buffet provided by Biblissima

14:00 Round table presided by Nicole Bériou, Director of the IRHT and Deputy Head of Biblissima: Broadening the Biblissima Partnership in France and Abroad (discussions, proposals).

15:00 Inaugural conference by Agostino Paravicini Bagliani, President of SISMEL (Florence), Foreign Associate Member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres: Medieval Europe and its Manuscripts. A Labyrinth Without Borders.


investissements d'avenir
Biblissima benefits from State funding managed by the ANR within the programme "Investissements d'avenir", reference ANR-­‐11-­‐EQPX-­‐0007.