4.0782 Renaissance Meeting in Toronto (1/56)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Sun, 2 Dec 90 22:14:20 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0782. Sunday, 2 Dec 1990.

Date: Sat, 1 Dec 90 15:43:42 EST
From: Willard McCarty <EDITOR@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Renaissance Meeting in Toronto (63)

Ficino Electronic Seminar, Vol. 1, No. 89. Saturday, 1 Dec 1990.

Date: Sat, 01 Dec 90 09:16:57 EST
From: Konrad Eisenbichler <KONRADE@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Re: 1.82 the Renaissance Knowledge Base

Re: 1992 meeting in Toronto.

There will be a meeting in Toronto in the fall of 1992 of
representatives of Renaissance Institutes and Associations world-wide.
The meeting is a follow-up of the 1989 meeting in Ferrara, Italy, of
directors, chairs, and representatives of such groups. Two decisions
were reached at Ferrara. The first was to establish an association "per
la documentazione nel Rinascimento." The title of the association was
set up in Italian, and is not really translatable in understandable
English, but it was meant to convey the idea that we were interested in
establishing a group whose primary interests were to share and
communicate information and databases. The researchers at the Istituto
di Studi Rinascimentali di Ferrara, for example, have been quite busy
inputting some of the most important texts of Italian Ren. Lit. into
databases (the epics, for ex.). They have been headed by Amedeo Quondam,
who in fact organized the '89 meeting. The second decision reached at
Ferrara was to meet again in three years' time in Toronto.

Participants in FICINO will be interested in the Toronto '92 meeting
because it will be devoted, to a great extent, to the
needs/questions/interests of computer-assisted documentation and
research. The Renaissance Knowledge Base, for example, should be a topic
for discussion. So should the question of electronic translation
systems. Or the question of bibliographies.

On this last matter, the Federation Internationale de Societes et
Instituts d'Etudes sur la Renaissance (FISIER), now headed by Prof.
Jean-Claude Margolin, is interested in participating especially because
of their _Bibliographie d'Humanisme et Renaissance_, which is having
problems trying to keep up with the explosion of published materials in
Humanism & Renaissance studies (the last published volume, for ex., is
1985). It may be time to discuss with the editor a computer-assisted
system of collecting (and perhaps even publishing) the annual
bibliography. FISIER will discuss participation in the Toronto 1992
meeting at its annual meeting in Paris this coming 5 January. It is my
hope they will decide to co-sponsor the 1992 meeting together with the
"Societa per la documentazione nel Rinascimento."

The Toronto 1992 meeting will be hosted by the Centre for Reformation
and Renaissance Studies (Victoria Univ. in the Univ. of Toronto) and the
Department of Italian Studies (Univ. of Toronto). There may be further
UoT co-hosts.

For further information contact either me, Konrad Eisenbichler
<Konrade @ vm.epas.utoronto.ca> or Prof. Massimo Ciavolella

Konrad Eisenbichler
Director, Centre for Ref. & Ren. Studies