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February 2015

Big Data for Intimate Spaces seminar

February 25, 2015 @ 8:00 am - March 1, 2015 @ 5:00 pm UTC-5
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States + Google Map

We talk a lot these days about magnitude: Big Data, crowd-sourcing, MOOCs, global access. And yet the arts & humanities are concerned with human relationships, which often take place in intimate surroundings. During this seminar, we will bridge the distance between the massive scale of the digital world and the privacy of home, between Renaissance Italy and 21st-century North Carolina. Our focus is on intimate activities: music-making, letter-writing, quiet contemplation, and dining at the Mantuan court of Isabella d’Este (1474-1539),…

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June 2015

“Tecnologia, metodo e funzione archivistica per IDEA

June 10, 2015 @ 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm UTC+1
Biblioteca Ambrosiana, piazza Pio XI 2, I
Milano, Italy
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Daniela Ferrari Direttore, Archivio di Stato di Milano Co-Direttore, IDEA: Isabella d'Este Archive Storia e storiografia dell'arte del Rinascimento a Milano e in Lombardia Metodologia · Critica · Casi d studio 9-10 giugno 2015 ❧ Vedi il programma

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July 2015

ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowship awarded for Mapping Secrets

July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

Anne MacNeil (Principal Investigator) University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Co-Director, IDEA: Isabella d'Este Archive Roberta Piccinelli (Co-Principal Investigator) Università degli Studi di Teramo Secretaries are keepers of secrets. Across Renaissance Europe, secretaries listened, took dictation, copied, and sent letters daily. Their records offer a godsend to historians, but secretarial copies also reflect a change in the meaning of letters by adding an administrative mediation that de-personalizes them—a change not evident in the sent letter alone. With Mapping Secrets, my…

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October 2015

“POPP: Parsing Ottaviano Petrucci’s Prints”

October 24, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-8
Sixteenth Century Society & Conference Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V67 2R9 Canada
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Anne MacNeil University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Co-Director, IDEA: Isabella d'Este Archive Sixteenth Century Society & Conference Poster Session Pavilion Gallery

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“Renaissance Princess, Digital New World: Isabella d’Este Online”

October 24, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-8
Sixteenth Century Society & Conference Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V67 2R9 Canada
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Deanna Shemek University of California, Santa Cruz Co-Director, IDEA: Isabella d'Este Archive Sixteenth Century Society & Conference Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Plenary Port McNeill Room

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November 2015

Una “credenza” istoriata per Isabella d’Este a Milano

November 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am - November 30, 2015 @ 6:00 pm UTC+1
Archivio di Stato di Milano, Via Senato, 10
Milano, Italy
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Il servizio di Nicola d'Urbino interpretato da Ester Mantovani Mostra a cura di Ester Mantovani e Mariarosa Palvarini Gobio Casali L'esposizione consente di vedere riunito insieme il servizio da "credenza" in maiolica istoriata creato nel primo Cinquecento per la marchesa di Mantova Isabella d'Este, costituito da 23 pezzi, filologicamente interpretati da Ester Mantovani, i cui originali sono conservati nei più importanti musei del mondo e presso collezioni pubbliche e private. lunedì - giovedì | 10.00 - 18.00 venerdì - sabado | 10.00…

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January 2016

Samuel H. Kress Foundation Award for Isabella d’Este Virtual Studiolo

January 1, 2016 - September 30, 2016

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation has awarded a Digital Resources Grant to IDEA for the creation of a concept demonstration video to illustrate the Virtual Studiolo project. PI Deanna Shemek will work with the VisIT Lab team of Cineca, Antonella Guidazzoli, Maria Chiara Liguori, Giovanni Bellavia, Daniele De Luca, Silvano Imboden and others to create this short work. We are grateful to the Kress Foundation for its generosity!

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February 2016

IDEA: Isabella d’Este Archive Workshop at New York University

February 12, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm UTC+0
Casa Italiana Library, 24 West 12th Street
New York, NY United States
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IDEA Documents Presentation & Workshop at the University of California, Berkeley

February 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-8
University of California, Berkeley, 219 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA United States
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Deanna Shemek will offer a 30-minute overview presentation of IDEA: Isabella d'Este Archive. Students and faculty interested in exploring the IDEA manuscript collection and getting hands-on experience with it are invited to attend the workshop that will follow. Co-sponsored with the Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies.

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April 2016

“A new breed of critical edition: the role of digital humanities in transforming music scholarship”

April 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-7
University of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA United States + Google Map

University of California, Santa Cruz Anne MacNeil (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) will give a demonstration of her digital humanities project, IDEA Music|Musica IDEA, and the new software toolkit, Prospect, that powers it. In the last year, MacNeil's close collaboration with programmer Michael Newton (UNC Digital Innovation Lab) and other members of the DIL community in developing Prospect has resulted in a powerful platform that has transformed IDEA Music into a multi-dimensional, multi-media publication that challenges tradition concepts of "critical edition."

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September 2016

Donne Gonzaga a Corte. Reti istituzionali, pratiche culturali e affari di governo

September 21, 2016 - September 24, 2016
Accademia Nazionale Virgiliana, Via Accademia 47
Mantova, 46100 Italy
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Convegno internazionale di studi / International study conference on Gonzaga women at court: Institutional networks, cultural practices, and government affairs. ❧ See the program here.

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October 2016

“Isabella d’Este Virtual Studiolo: The Video” to be presented at Blender Conference Amsterdam

October 28, 2016 - October 30, 2016
De Balie Theater Amsterdam, Netherlands + Google Map

Daniele De Luca and Luigi Verri of Cineca VisitLab (Bologna), collaborators on the IDEA Virtual Studiolo video, will present technical aspects of 3D modeling and special effects they employed in the creation of the IDEA Virtual Studiolo video, at BCON 2016, an annual meeting of tech designers and programmers who explore and demonstrate the powers of Blender software.

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February 2017

Italy’s RAI TV Airs Documentary on Isabella d’Este and Lucrezia Borgia

February 28, 2017 @ 9:10 pm - 10:10 pm UTC+1

Italy's national television network, RAI, airs on 28 February 2017 a documentary dedicated to Isabella d'Este and her sister-in-law, Lucrezia Borgia, duchess of Ferrara. ❧ This documentary is viewable online here.

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March 2017

IDEA Featured as Plenary Presentation at Digitorium 2017 University of Alabama

March 2, 2017 - March 4, 2017
University of Alabama University Libraries Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States + Google Map

Digitorium 2017 is the Digital Humanities Conference hosted by the University of Alabama. Inspired by working with scholars and students in many different departments, the Alabama Digital Humanities Center has created Digitorium, with the generous support of the University Libraries and the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies in the Department of English at the University of Alabama, to provide a new venue to discuss the wide range of digital methods which are used and shared by researchers, graduate students, and practitioners from both the humanities and also the social sciences. The conference name, Digitorium, was inspired by the Medieval scriptorium as an early center for the creation, visualization, and dissemination of knowledge. Now, once more, with the evolution of digital techniques such as data visualization and computer-driven textual analysis, we are experiencing another revolution in the circulation and development of ideas, and it is our intention with Digitorium to provide a space in which people working in Digital Humanities can share and grow their work.

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IDEA at the Renaissance Society of America conference in Chicago

March 30, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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Digital Studies of Fine Arts in Renaissance Italy: Music, Maiolica, Book Design Around the Table With Isabella: Perspectives on Isabella d'Este's Letters across Disciplines Active Learning about Early Modern Periods: Engaging Students' Imaginations to Deepen Their Understanding Digital Studies of Fine Arts in Renaissance Italy: Music, Maiolica, Book Design Organizer: Anne MacNeil University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "Visualizing Renaissance Maiolica Patronage within the Isabella d'Este Archive" Lisa Boutin Vitela, Cerritos College "The Music of the Page: Music Theory…

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June 2017

Photogrammetry of The Virtual Studiolo featured on RAI TV’s Superquark

June 21, 2017 - January 4, 2018

Tune into Italy's premier popular science television show, Superquark, on 21 June 2017 to see Antonella Guidazzoli discussing Cineca's digital rendering of Isabella d'Este's Studiolo for the IDEA Virtual Studiolo project. Catch Antonella and other Cineca team members beginning at 3:55 in this feature. The technology of photogrammetry is key to virtual reality recreations for cultural heritage preservation, which offer global access to world heritage sites.  Key to IDEA’s commitment is the narrator’s observation, “The project that has been chosen for this effort is…

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Cineca Honors Virtual Studiolo Video Prize

June 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Cineca, Via Magnanelli 6/3
Casalecchio di Reno BO, Bologna 40033 Italy
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On 28 June, members of the Cineca community gathered in Bologna to celebrate the award of the online voters’ choice for IDEA’s Virtual Studiolo concept demonstration video. See members of the CINECA IDEA team onstage and  onscreen in the video recording from 21 June 2017..

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July 2017

University of California Humanities Research Institute at UC Irvine hosts IDEA’s Virtual Studiolo team

July 22, 2017 - July 29, 2017
University of California Humanities Research Institute, University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA United States
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The IDEA Virtual Studiolo team spent a week at The University of California, Irvine, brainstorming and designing the Virtual Studiolo Project.  We tested virtual-, augmented-, and hyper-reality programming, and visited Technicolor Studios in Los Angeles.

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August 2017

Marco Beasley introduces Ad tempo taci at the Festival Laus Polyphoniae – Adoratio

August 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+2
AMUZ, Kammenstraat 81
2000 Antwerp, Netherlands
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This documentary transports you to the palace of Isabella d'Este in Mantua and takes you through different rooms where songs are sung for her. The documentary, directed by Anne MacNeil (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is a combination of music, performance, architecture, literature and historical research, fittingly introduced by Marco Beasley, one of the singers and narrators in the film. (English spoken)

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Ad tempo taci at the Festival of the Netherlands

August 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
AMUZ, Kammenstraat 81
2000 Antwerp, Netherlands

Come to Amsterdam on August 24 to see Anne MacNeil's film Ad tempo taci: Songs for Isabella d'Este at the Festival of the Netherlands! Live introduction by Marco Beasley, who sings in the film and is also performing a concert of Italian songs from the time of Isabella d'Este at the festival -  Il labirinto d'Isabella. You, too, can watch Ad tempo taci from the IDEA Music/a website. ❧ See the program and notes for Il labirinto d'Isabella here.

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Isabella d’Este in Australia

August 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+11
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One event on July 21, 2018 at 6:00pm

University of Melbourne, Parkville
Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia
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Isabella d’Este loved to travel and explore, but she never got to Australia. . . until our own times. In August of 2017, three Australian universities hosted presentations on Isabella d’Este and IDEA by Deanna Shemek. Deanna presented an overview of IDEA projects on 22 August at the University of Sydney’s Medieval and Early Modern Centre, and on 25 August for the Medieval and Renaissance Centre’s Friday Seminar Series at Monash University, Melbourne. Also on 25 August, she gave a…

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October 2017

“Serving the First Lady of the Renaissance: Isabella d’Este’s Painted Plates”

October 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC-6

You'll remember art historian Lisa Boutin Vitela from the video The Illustrated Credenza - come to Laramie, Wyoming  on October 26 to meet her and hear her discuss Isabella d'Este's maiolica at the University of Wyoming's Department of Art & Art History. ❧ Tap the title for more details

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November 2017

IDEA Music Workshop & Presentation at Wellesley College

November 26, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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April 2018

“Collaboration in the Isabella d’Este Archive”

April 6 @ 9:30 am - April 7 @ 6:30 pm EDT
Franklin Humanities Institute, 114 S. Buchanan Street, Bay 4
Durham, NC United States
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Presentation by Anne MacNeil at Duke's Digital Matters in Medieval and Renaissance Studies Symposium, 9:30am, Friday 6 April 2018. ❧  Link to the Digital Matters Symposium schedule here ❧  Tap the title for more details

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