The Project

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This website is one of the outcomes of the project “Study and Digitisation of Italian Emblem Books in the Stirling Maxwell Collection of the Glasgow University Library”, financed under the Sixth EU Framework Programme for activities in the field of research, technological development and demonstration, through a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship.

The Project involves the Marie Curie fellow, Dr Donato Mansueto, and colleagues from the host institution, that is the University of Glasgow – in particular: the Centre for Emblem Studies, the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, the Special Collections Department. (See “Credits” for further details)

The Project was associated throughout with a French Project, funded by the AHRC. One of the challenges was to devise a methodology suitable for the Italian texts, many of which function structurally in a very different way from French emblems.