Personal tools
Log in

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation


Registration open for the International Conference Parchment, Paper and Pixels

The registration for the international conference Parchment, Paper and Pixels: Medieval Writing and Modern Technology is now open at:

International Conference Parchment, Paper and Pixels: Medieval Writing and Modern Technology

Maastricht, The Netherlands, February 2-3, 2017
The conference is organised by the Belgian-Dutch working group ‘Writing and Writing Practices in the Medieval Low Countries’, (Schrift en Schriftdragers in de Nederlanden in de Middeleeuwen – SSNM) in collaboration with the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands,
the Regional Historic Centre Limburg and the Henri Pirenne Institute for
Medieval Studies (Ghent University)

The registration is now open at:

Conference fee: € 50,- for two days (conference map, coffee/tea and lunch)
Only 2 February: € 30,- (conference map, coffee/tea and lunch)
Only 3 February: € 20,- (conference map, coffee/tea)

Paleography Summer School (Madrid, Spain)

When Jul 04, 2016 11:50 AM to
Jul 22, 2016 11:50 AM
Where Madrid (Spain)
Add event to calendar vCal
The Complutense University of Madrid has organized a new summer school hosted in the Geography and History Faculty during the next month of July: "Writing and documents: Paleography, Diplomatics and Archival Science" (language: Spanish).

More information about this event…

Manuscript Submission (“Documenta & Instrumenta”)

The journal “Documenta & Instrumenta” is now accepting manuscripts for its next issue, so the Editorial Staff is glad to invite the community of Porta Historica to submit articles and reviews focused on its fields of study.

“Documenta & Instrumenta” is a scientific journal stablished in 2003 by professors of the Department of Historical and Scientific Techniques of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). This peer- reviewed journal publishes every year original works related to this field of knowledge: Palaeography, Diplomatics, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Book History, Sources Edition... The complete issues of “Documenta & Instrumenta” can be accessed, freely, through its official website:

“Documenta & Instrumenta”, actually, is indexed in these directories:

  • Latindex
  • Dice
  • Cindoc
  • Dulcinea
  • ISOC
  • Regesta Imperii
  • Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory


The main languages of the journal are: Spanish, French, English, Italian and Portuguese.

The content of the articles or reviews submitted must be original and unpublished.


The manuscripts must be submitted by e-mail ( or by post to:

Secretaría de Documenta et Instrumenta

Dpto. de Ciencias y Técnicas Historiográficas y Arqueología

Facultad de Geografía e Historia

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

C/ Profesor Aranguren, s/n.

E-28040 Madrid, Spain.


Authors interested in submitting manuscripts to this journal can find some “Author Guidelines” through this website:


For further information, please contact the journal’s editorial team:

Ordinance Book Guyana, 1670-1816

Just published Plakaatboek Guyana (Ordinance book Guyana), 1670-1816: Online edition of ordinances issued in the former Dutch colonies of Berbice, Essequibo and Demerara

Just published:

Plakaatboek Guyana (Ordinance Book Guyana), 1670-1816.

Online edition of ordinances issued in the former Dutch colonies of Berbice, Essequibo and Demerara preserved in the collections of the National Archives of Guyana, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands and in the colonial newspapers:

Henk-Jan van Dapperen (Huygens ING)

We are looking for new members

Porta Historica a Network of Scholars and Institutions Opening up, Editing, and Analyzing Historical Sources is looking for new members.

Join Porta Historica, a network of scholars and institutions that are involved with or interested in opening up, editing and analyzing historical documents. You can become member of this network for free by sending the application form to Eef Dijkhof, secretary general of Porta Historica: secretary at He will add your name to the membership list and send you an e-mail with your username and information about choosing your password. After you have set your password you can log in to the membership area and take part in discussions. Furthermore, you can place international news on the website and announce upcoming events such as workshops and conferences.

Membership open for all scholars of European history

Membership is now open for all scholars of european history

Free Membership of the Porta Historica network is now open for all historians who are involved or interested in opening up, editing or analyzing documents on European history.