ICCD theme pages
The Lateres Project was begun as a joint project with Eva Margareta Steinby of the University of Oxford, with the objective of offering an accessible database of the brick stamps that she and others had documented through decades of research. It serves as a comparative reference for new archaeological finds and provides criteria for uniform description, useful in completing the “MOEP” national cataloguing module on “epigraphs”.
On-line at: Opus Doliare Signatum
The Project for Intangible Ethno-anthropological Heritage (PACI) is a joint initiative of the ICCD and the Central Institute for Demo-ethno-anthropology (IDEA) for the documentation, analysis and organisation of knowledge on intangible cultural heritage. The project supports the implementation of two UNESCO conventions: the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (Paris, 2003) and the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (Paris, 2005).
On-line at: PACI
The Vocabulary for Cataloguing of Costume and Clothing Elements (Lemmario per la schedatura dell'abito e degli elementi vestimentari) was begun by the National Committee for the Preservation and Development of Decorative, Fashion and Costume Arts. The committee was established in 1996, by directive of Antonio Paolucci, then Minister of Cultural Heritage. Its mission is to guide the development of databanks for the documentation and preservation of national heritage in the costume fields.
On-line at: Lemmario
The Atlas of Historic Centres (L'atlante dei centri storici) is a national level compendium of geographic, administrative and preservation data from the ATLAS Programme, together with historical, statistical and architectural data obtained from the Census of Historic Centres (Censimento dei centri storici).
On-line at: Atlante dei centri storici
Cultural Routes in Puglia’s Medieval (Itinerari culturali del medioevo pugliese) is one of a series of projects for development of regional portals on cultural tourism. The various MiBAC regional superintendencies are mandated to participate in the computerised cataloguing of cultural heritage, following guidelines agreed with the ICCD. The resulting databases are ideal for systematic consultation of information on the regions and their resources, and as a support for further development.
On-line at: Itinerari culturali del medioevo pugliese
Cultural Routes in Sicily’s Medieval (Itinerari culturali del medioevo siciliano) is a Web portal for the promotion of Sicily’s cultural heritage, leading to pages dealing with three further sub-themes: Civil and religious architecture, Artistic and religious heritage (paintings, wall paintings, etc.), and Rock-hewn villages sites.
On-line at: Itinerari culturali del medioevo siciliano
The Roman Amphitheatre at Venafro theme pages ares based on data from the partial excavation of this remarkable ruin. Evidence from different sections permits a hypothetical reconstruction of the entire floor plan and some of the elevations, as well as a “virtual tour” of the structure. Evidence from architectural fragments and several recovered sculptures suggests some of the decorative schemes.
On-line at: Teatro romano di Venafro
Historic Plazas of Southern Italy and the Islands is a Web site based on research completed in the 1980s, still providing highly valid information and documents. An opening portal leads to data on 168 plazas in nine regions: Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Calabria, Puglia, Basilicata, Lazio (provinces of Latina and Frosinone), Sicily and Sardinia. For each piazza, the site leads to further sections on history, architecture and socio-anthropology.
The Thesaurus of Catholic Ecclesiastical Furnishings and Garments (Progetto Internazionale per la classificazione del Corredo Ecclesiastico di Culto Cattolico) is a theme site based on the results from an international project of the same name.
On-line at: Thesaurus Multilingue
In 1997, an international round table was held in Rome on “Lieux sacrés, lieux de culte, sanctuaires: approches terminologiques, méthodologiques, historiques et monographiques.” The aim was to define a flexible concept of the sanctuary that would include the many sites of apparitions and miracles that spontaneously became places of pilgrimage. Such places often originate separate from any formal ecclesiastical endorsement, and then becoming closely “allied” to church institutions. The methodological and historiographical considerations from the round table were the basis for development of a census of all Italian sanctuaries, including those that are now known only through documentary sources. This Christian Sanctuaries in Italy site presents the resulting databank.
On-line at: I Santuari cristiani in Italia
The ICCD catalogues describe the nation’s rich heritage, articulated in a multitude of records of specific types. This theme page presents a sample of “research itineraries” illustrating the depth and potential of the catalogue, covering all the national regions and a variety of historic themes.
On-line at: Percorsi di Catalogazione