The Medici Archive Project

Neogranadina is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Medici Archive Project to advance its mission to digitise and rescue the holdings of historical archives in Colombia. The Medici Archive Project is a research institute based in Florence that has been a global leader in the development of new strategies for research in the Humanities since its establishment in the early 1990s. Focusing initially on one of the most exhaustive and complete archives of early modern Europe, the Medici Granducal Archival Collection, the Medici Archive Project has developed groundbreaking digital resources for historical research, the publication of documentary material, and the promotion of scholarly discourse. At the centre of these efforts is the online platform BIA, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which is perhaps the most sophisticated platform for the publication of digitised manuscript material to have been developed to date. BIA enables scholars from all over the world not only to view digitised images but also to enter transcriptions, provide scholarly feedback, and exchange comments in designated forums. With the Medici Archive Project’s help, Neogranadina will set up its online archive using BIA and on it organise, display, and share the thousands of early modern archival documents it digitises around Colombia every day.

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