Documents Spanning Five Centuries Digitized from Gregorian University Historical Archives in Rome

Posted by admin on Mar 19, 2011

For two centuries, more than 6,000 manuscripts and codices of the Roman College, the current Gregorian University in Rome, were kept hidden behind a wall. It’s now been made available to the public through the cataloging and digitizing efforts by its new director, the Argentinian Martin Morales.

The documents, most of them unpublished manuscripts, are a testament to the intellectual activity of the Jesuits since 1551. When they were expelled in 1773, the files were hidden for safekeeping. One hundred years later, they were discovered by the librarian of the National Library in Rome. Currently, half of them are in the National Library of Rome and the rest at the Gregorian University.

Source & Full Story + Video

Log in to leave a comment. Sign In / Sign Up