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Elsa Filosa is part of an international team of scholars that was awarded 25.000 euros by the prominent “Réseau National de Maison de Sciences de l’Homme” for the project “Boccace Numérique HUManiste”

Posted by on Sunday, November 1, 2020 in Uncategorized.

As part of an international team of scholars (French, Italy, Germany, Ireland, USA / From US two institutions: Vanderbilt & Princeton / 19 scholars in total) Elsa Filosa was awarded 25.000 euros by the very prominent “Réseau [network] National de Maison de Sciences de l’Homme” (FRANCE) for the project called “Boccace Numérique HUManiste” (BONHUM). The project combines research with digital technologies to create a website for creating a virtual resource for studying the major Latin works written by Giovanni Boccaccio.

This international project combines foundational research with digital technologies to implement a prototype for an edition of a corpus of annotated texts by Boccaccio (1313-1375) in a structuring, interdisciplinary and intersectional perspective. Our objective is to produce a representative prototype, within which we will apply a model of digital analysis to identify of the different levels of language, the characters and their sociological features, as well as the development of avenues for further qualitative and quantitative enrichment of the project (ANR, Horizon Europe).

The works (one vernacular, two in Latin and their translations in Middle French) on which our work will be based are the most significant parts of the Decameron (the framing story, and in particular the preamble, the introduction to days I and IV, Conclusion), De casibus virorum illustrium and De mulieribus claris.

The different competences of the laboratories linked to MSH Val de Loire, MSHS Poitiers and MSHS Sud-Est together with their international collaborators will set up a real multidisciplinary partnership. The MSH Val de Loire will take care of the vernacular and Latin texts and will be in charge of the implementation of the digital infrastructure; the MSHS of Poitiers will coordinate the activity relating to texts in Middle French while the MSHS Sud-Est will provide the necessary support for iconographic and sociological analysis.

The main investigators are Sabrina Ferrara and Elena Pierazzo, both professors at the University of Tours; whereas the international team includes: Chiara Lastraioli (University of Tours), Silvère Mengaldo (University of Tours), Giulia Puma (Université Côte d Azur), Giampiero Scafoglio (Université Côte d Azur), Rosa Maria Dessì (Université Côte d Azur), Joris Pierre-Marie (University of Poitiers), Cinzia Pignatelli (University of Poitiers), Anne Robin (University de Lille), Philippe Guèrin (Sorbonne Nouvelle -Paris 3), Antonio Sotgiu (Sorbonne Nouvelle -Paris 3), Igor Candino (Trinity College), Elsa Filosa (Vanderbilt University), Pamela A. Patton (Princeton University), Marco Veglia (University of Bologna), Renzo Bragantini (Sapienza-Roma), Michelangelo Zaccarello (University of Pisa), Franziska Meier (Georg-August-Universität).