Universitat de València. Biblioteca Històrica

Precious Royal Manuscripts Make Online Debut

Rare documents can be examined in detail and compared

Illuminated manuscripts once owned by Carolingian Emperors, French King Charles V and the Aragonese kings of Naples are now available in stunning detail online, thanks to an exciting virtual exhibition: Manuscripts and Princes in Medieval and Renaissance Europe.

Europeana Regia Presented at two Research Conferences in Italy

Under the title "Vecchi manoscriti, nuovi usi: Europeana Regia, una biblioteca per il XXI secolo", Victoria García Esteve and Margarita Escriche (Universitat de València) presented the Europeana Regia project in  Rome, at the Seminar Umanesimo e società nelle collezioni librarie del CNR: Seminari di Studi (Roma, 29-30 maggio, 2012).
See the presentation



Europeana Regia presented at the 19th Conference on the History of the Crown of Aragon

The Europeana Regia project was presented at the 19th Conference on the History of the Crown of Aragon,  held in Zaragoza, Caspe and Alcañiz, Spain, on 27th-30th June 2012. This Conference is a long-standing tradition, with its first edition taking place in 1908. This year, the conference was attended by 190 researchers from different countries, specialising in the fields of Medieval and Modern History, and the History of Constitutionalism.
Conference website (in Spanish).

See the presentation by Ana Barbeta and Silvia Villaplana (Universitat de València)





Workshop on "Europeana Regia y otros proyectos de digitalización en España: hacia el manuscrito 2.0", held in Valencia

A one-day Workshop with the title “EUROPEANA REGIA y otros proyectos de digitalización en España: hacia el manuscrito 2.0” was held on 7th June in the Aula Magna of the University of Valencia. 

Final Conference of the Europeana Regia Project

Europeana Regia: A Digital Library of Royal Manuscripts
Review and Future Prospects of a European Collaborative Project

Thursday, 31st May 2012 from 2pm to 6pm
Colbert Auditorium – 2, rue Vivienne 75002 Paris

Since 2010, the Europeana Regia project has drawn together three royal collections of European manuscripts, which have been digitised, described and made accessible both to researchers and the general public.

Europeana Regia presented at the "Ateliers du livre", Bibliothèque nationale de France

The project's website is currently presented at the workshop "Modernity of the Medieval Book", on Thurdsay March 29th in the Petit auditorium at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris.









Series of lectures "Europeana Regia, Bibliotecas para Europa", organized by Universitat de València

The University of Valencia has organized a series of lectures under the title Europeana Regia: Bibliotecas para Europa, whose objective is to present the first results of the Europeana Regia project. The conferences are coordinated by professor Francisco Gimeno Blay and several experts will be in attendance.

Results of a study on users’ expectations for the Europeana Regia website

The article, published in the latest edition of the Bulletin des Bibliothèques de France, outlines the scope and results of the study on users’ requirements and expectations with regards to the Europeana Regia website. Conducted in several stages from May to November 2010, the study focussed on three groups of potential users – researchers, secondary school teachers and the general public – to determine what use they might make of this digitised content and what specific needs and expectations they might have when consulting it.

Europeana Regia Presented at Two International Conferences

In March, Europeana Regia was presented in Paris at the international seminar “The Message of the Old Book in the New Environment”, organized by the Finnish Research Library Association and the Institut Finlandais en France during the 2011 Paris Book Fair (18-19 March 2011). Following a general overview of the project, this presentation focused mainly on the development of the Europeana Regia website, where it will be possible to consult the manuscripts in the context of their historical collections through a multilingual interface.