Cataloguing Greek Manuscripts in the digital age

Mo17Jun(Jun 17)12:00Di18(Jun 18)14:00Cataloguing Greek Manuscripts in the digital ageVeranstaltungsartWorkshop


In a collaborative project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK, the University of London, Warburg Institute, the University of Torino and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin are cataloguing and digitizing the collection of Greek manuscripts (107 manuscripts within the Manuscripta Phillipsiana) acquired by Cardinal Guillaume Pellicier (1490-1568) during his time as French ambassador in Venice between 1539 and 1542.
The study of these manuscripts has raised questions that are best answered through the use of innovative techniques from the digital humanities field. The objective of the workshop is to better understand the current trends in manuscript description and how they may generate new areas of research. Old methods and new approaches will be discussed by specialists invited by the „Pellicier project“ and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.


17 June, 14 h – 18 h

 14 h Welcome and introduction

Carolin Schreiber (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin)
Manuscripts cataloguing in Germany: From Analog to Digital

Matthieu Cassin, Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (CNRS, UPR 841; Paris-Aubervilliers)
Census of Greek manuscripts, Identifiers and online catalogue: Pinakes, Diktyon and Msscatalog

Coffee break

Rosa Maria Piccione (Università di Torino, Pellicier project) & Richard Gartner (Warburg Institute, Pellicier project)
Investigating 16th-century Greek Manuscripts from Venice: the case-study of Guillaume Pellicier’s library

Dominic Oldman, Director of Kartography CIC (
The Principles of ResearchSpace

18 June, 9 h – 12 h

9.30 Welcome coffee

Paolo Eleuteri (Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia)
Cataloguing, cataloguing, cataloguing… but how? Problems, issues, perspectives of cataloguing manuscripts

Paola Degni (Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia)
The cataloguing of Greek manuscripts in Italy: trends and open questions

Robert Giel (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin)
Handschriftenportal: A new infrastructure for Manuscripts in German Collections

Conclusions and farewell

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17. Juni 2024 12:00 - 18. Juni 2024 14:00(GMT+02:00)

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Unter den Linden

Unter den Linden 8 10117 Berlin

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Unter den Linden