Partners and collaborators

The diversity of the operations – conservation, photography, cataloguing – requires the collaboration of several institutions and the assistance of researchers throughout the world who are specialized in medieval texts.


The manuscript folios have been put in order and catalogued by:

  • Richard Allen, St. John's College, Oxford
  • Jean-Patrice Boudet, Université d'Orléans
  • Anne Boud’hors, IRHT
  • Pascale Bourgain, École nationale des chartes
  • Isabelle Bretthauer, CRAHAM, Caen
  • Monica Brînzei, IRHT
  • Irene Caiazzo, Laboratoire d'études sur les monothéismes
  • Pierre Chastang, Université Versailles - Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, and his students (2015-2017)
  • Ayelet Even-Ezra, University of Tel Aviv
  • Joanna Fronska, IRHT
  • Michela Galli, Sapienza Università di Roma
  • Cédric Giraud, Université de Nancy 2
  • Adrien Grialou, École pratique des hautes études
  • Catherine Kikouchi, Université Versailles - Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
  • Odile Lépinay, IRHT
  • Anne-Françoise Leurquin, IRHT
  • Mercedes López-Mayán
  • Giovanni Paolo Maggioni, Università del Molise
  • Claire Maître, IRHT
  • Rosa Piro, Université d’Orléans
  • Dominique Poirel, IRHT
  • Claudia Rabel, IRHT
  • Marie-Laure Savoye, IRHT
  • Valentino Senno, IRHT
  • Francesco Siri, IRHT
  • Frédéric Tixier, IRHT
  • Géraldine Veysseyre, Université Paris IV Sorbonne

Dating and localizing the manuscripts:

  • Patricia Stirnemann, IRHT


  • Marie Jacob, IRHT
  • Claudia Rabel, IRHT
  • Frédéric Tixier, IRHT

Institutional participants

Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes, a laboratory of the CNRS, specialized in the scientific study and photographic or digital reproduction of ancient and medieval manuscripts.
14, cours des Humanités
93322 Aubervilliers
tel. +33 1 88 12 18 46

Project managers:

Gilles Kagan is responsible for digitalization and web publication (

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Médiathèque L'Apostrophe de Chartres, where the manuscripts are housed:
1, boulevard Maurice Viollette
28000 Chartres
tel. +33 (0) 2 37 23 42 00

Project coordinators:

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Bibliothèque nationale de France, which undertook the conservation of the manuscripts and lent its technical expertise:

The collaboration was put into place by Jean-Yves Sarazin, former head of the restoration service, on the Richelieu site.

The project is overseen today by Philippe Vallas, deputy director of the conservation department (

The manuscripts were treated at the Technical Centre at Bussy-Saint-Georges, Parc d’activités Gustave Eiffel, 14, avenue de Gutenberg, 77600 Bussy-Saint-Georges, directed by Gilles Beddok, head of the technical service of the conservation department (

From September 2008 to October 2012, the manuscripts were relaxed and photographed by Laure Oudot de Dainville, Estelle Veiga and Patricia Vergnet.

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DRAC Centre: working under the authority of the prefect of the Region, The Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs represents the Ministry of Culture and Communication in the region, coordinating and implementing state policies in the cultural domain.
6, rue de la Manufacture
45043 Orléans Cedex
tel. : +33 (0)

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Service du livre et de la lecture au Ministère de la culture et de la communication, Direction générale des médias et des industries culturelles, which facilitates communication between the different partners:
182, rue Saint-Honoré
75001 Paris
tel. +33 (0) 1 40 15 80 00

The project was coordinated by Thierry Claerr, former head of the bureau for documentary policies (

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The Très Grand Equipement Adonis, a CNRS institution for facilitating access to databases and digitalized documents in the humanities and social sciences, which helped finance the project in 2008. The project was coordinated by Stéphane Pouyllau (

The Equipement d'excellence Biblissima, an Observatory for the Written Cultural Heritage of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.


Since 2008 the project has been financed by: