News 12 July 2021

Recordings Webinar on the Use of the MEI Database Now Available

The recordings of RESILIENCE's latest webinar on the use of the MEI Database, organized by the Centre for the Study of the Reformation (Faculty of „Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw), are now available.


The international open-access Material Evidence of Incunabula (MEI) database, created in 2009 to record and search the material evidence from the fifteenth-century printed books (incunabula), today brings together 318 libraries from different countries and contains 57323 copies of the incunabula described.



Martyna Osuch presented, on the example of fifteenth-century theological works from the University of Warsaw Library, how can we use the MEI to track the fates of a particular volume. The aim of the webinar was to familiarize participants with the advantages of the database usable for researchers from diverse disciplines and to demonstrate the ways how it can provide new data to scientific fields such as: book history, social and cultural history (sociology of literature), literary studies and history of science.