Lecture by guest speakers from CIMA laboratory - Austria

On the 21st of March 2022, a lecture entitled "Methods and Techniques for Multispectral, XRF and Spectrographic Imaging of Manuscripts and Computer Image Processing" was held at ULSIT - Building 2 (69 A Shipchenski Prohod Blvd, Sofia). The event was conducted by two guest lecturers from the CIMA Laboratory based in Austria, namely Manfred Schreiner and Simon Brenner.

The lecture was attended by all the members of the "Interdisciplinary Methods and Tools for the Study of Manuscript Monuments" project team, as well as undergraduate and graduate students from ULSIT. 

Workshop at SS Cyril and Methodius National Library with experts from CIMA Laboratory - Austria.

On 22nd March 2022, the Sts. Cyril and Methodius National Library hosted a workshop on the project "Interdisciplinary Methods and Tools for the Study of Manuscript Monuments". Three documents, inscribed on parchment and sourced from the National Library collections, were provided to the international team members for review.  The experts deliberated on the current research conducted on palimpsests which are manuscripts that were re-written on the erased base of other older texts. They subsequently chose one for imaging and spectrographic analysis as a test subject. The manuscript bearing the signature НБКМ 880 is known in academic circles as "Dragotin Mineius and the Apostle." Its dating places it in the late 12th to early 13th century. This project aims to introduce a new methodology and practice for interdisciplinary research and studying the literary heritage that is preserved in Bulgarian libraries.

Summary of the results from the First stage