The use of digitised documents from the Bodmer collection has led
to scientific publications as well as less traditionally-defined projects.
The results of Bodmer Lab research are well-suited to the usual avenues of scientific publication: conferences, articles, books. The ongoing collaboration with Éditions d’Ithaque ensures exceptional editorial quality and allows us to maintain pdf versions of our monographs freely available online.
When our research projects go off the beaten path of the academic world, making a foray into web design,
visual creation or digital museum exhibitions, we share these ventures in the form of experimental “offshoots.” This surprising space offers a sense of the Bodmer Lab’s approach when artistic exploration can complete and expand scientific investigation.
On World Literature
On World Literature [De la literature mondiale], the product of a collaboration between Jérôme David and Cécile Neeser Hever, is an anthology of the principal texts by Martin Bodmer on the question of “Weltliteratur,” translated into French for the first time. A collection of 150 notebooks of unpublished commentary, written by Martin Bodmer between 1920 and 1960, forms the heart of this anthology. Here, we are able to trace the evolution of the guiding philosophy of world literature which guided the Bodmer …
Shakespeare in Geneva
In Shakespeare in Geneva, Lukas Erne and Devani Singh provide a detailed description of The Bodmer Foundation’s collection "Early Modern English Books".
Martin Bodmer and the Promise of World L…
Martin Bodmer and the Promise of World Literature [Martin Bodmer et les promesses de la littérature mondiale] is an essay by Jérôme David that maps Martin Bodmer’s intellectual trajectory onto the turbulent history of the 20th century. Bodmer initially saw his collection as a history of the human imagination over four millennia before coming to think of it, with Hitler’s rise to power, as one of the only possible refuges for humanism, then besieged by Nazi myths.
Discovering Handwritten Manuscripts
On the occasion of Geneva’s Salon du livre, spring 2018, visitors to the University o…