SIGLUM has been founded to carry out comprehensive research into manuscripts. It aims to promote the study of manuscripts and the development of different manuscript cultures through the ages. Our group was set up by a team of philologists in 2020 but it soon attracted other scholars, including historians, art historians, conservators, chemists, experts on the history of the book and paper production, linguists, literary critics, cultural experts, musicologists, archivists and librarians. Our research projects embrace manuscripts from different geographical and cultural regions and include both, early sources as well as contemporary handwritten documents. We share the passion for manuscripts and we recognize the need to study them in their manifold aspects and in an integrated way – as carriers of texts, works of art, monuments of culture, heritage of the past and material objects. The manuscripts we study come from various collections, such as Warsaw University Library, the National Library in Warsaw, departmental libraries and many other archives in Poland and abroad.
SIGLUM is an inclusive group, open to new people, projects and areas of research. We would like the manuscript studies to be a vital part of the academic universe. We hope that everyone who has thus far worked independently will join us so that SIGLUM can become a prominent research unit at the University of Warsaw. If you want to join us let us know by sending an email to email@example.com.
17th International Congress of Turkish Art will be held between 18-21 September 2023 in Warsaw, at the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów and the University of Warsaw. This year’s Congress coincides with the centenary of the Republic of Turkey. The Congress is a forum for the development of research on Turkish artistic culture and for expanding research areas and methods. Thematic strands of this year’s Congress in Warsaw will cover traditional subjects within the scope of Turkish art (architecture, painting, art of the book, ceramics, textiles), as well as the art at war (metalwork, textiles, miniatures, iconography), and the art of tombs and tombstones (the interface of sculpture, architecture, archaeology, epigraphy, literature, linguistics, history of society and […]
Analysis and Recording of Cultural Heritage in Venice (ARCHiVe) – a workshop organized by Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Factum Foundation, will take place on October 9-13 października 2023 in Venice. The training programme focuses on non-invasive analysis, digital preservation and enhancement of cultural heritage, and Digital Humanities (2D and 3D scanning). Further details, including the conference programme and a registration link, are available at ARCHiVe Online Academy 2023.
A conference Archäologie der Handschrift. Erschliessung, Präsentation und Forschung im digitalen Raum, organized by Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and Handschriftenzentren, will take place in Freiburg im Breisgau on October 9-11, 2023. The program and a registration link are available at the conference website.