Archilet - Epistolary network
On-line archive of Italian literary correspondences in early modern age (16th-17th Centuries)
The aim of this project is to create an on-line database of letters, giving particular attention to Italian literature in 16th and 17th Centuries and to its links to other European literatures and cultures. The archive merely registers¨ senders, recipients, date, place of the sender(s) and of the recipient(s), names quoted in the letter, things of relevance, the incipit and the source (i.e. the place where the letter is now kept or the reference edition, if published). The database will be always available in open access and constantly increased, thus allowing more and more complex research. The archive will grant scholars an immense and agile database containing information that today would require a big effort in terms of mobility and/or reproduction costs.
The Archilet approach privileges the relational aspect of culture and of epistolary communication, towards the reconstruction of an overall cultural network. The objective is to place authors and texts into a concrete context and to explain literary choices and cultural relationships on a documentary basis, in order to uncover new perspectives in early modern history and the history of literature, as well as in the history of ideas, religious thought and the history of art.
Co-ordinator: prof.ssa Clizia Carminati (UniversitÓ di Bergamo)