The Institut de Llengua i Cultura Catalanes (ILCC - Institute of Catalan Language and Literature) of the University of Girona, founded in 1986, is a research centre devoted to scientific research on the history of Catalan language and literature and related subjects.
Facilities and equipment
The ILCC is located on the fifth floor of the Faculty of Arts, at the Sant Domènec II building, and has a large meeting and study room with research facilities, and an office for the staff.
The ILCC has a specialized library of about 7,000 volumes on its areas of interest. It also holds a large specialized section on troubadour literature and an archive of microfilm, microform and digital reproductions. Both books and electronic materials are available through the General Catalogue of the UdG Library.
The works of the Franciscan Catalan Francesc Eiximenis (c1330-1409) are being studied and edited . One of the results is the series "Works of Francesc Eiximenis" , co-edited with the Diputació de Girona. The first phase of the project, focused on the edition of Eiximenis' Catalan works, began in 1985. Since then, three volumes of the Dotzè del Crestià and a volume of bibliographical studies have been published. The project also envisages the elaboration (in progress) of a relational database, accessible online, with updated and comprehensive descriptions of the manuscripts and early editions of Eiximenis' works.
The ILCC is also developing the digital library Studia Humanities, accessible online, containing the biographies, bibliographies and texts of the most important Catalan humanists. There is also a section with studies on these authors, as well as Qüern, the biennial bibliography of Catalan language and literature from the Middle Ages to the modern age. ILCC researchers are also producing a database of medieval Catalan songbooks: http://candb.narpan.net.
The ILCC is also the headquarters for coordinating the websites Narpan: espai virtual de literatura i cultura medieval and Nise: la literatura catalana de l'Edat moderna.
If you would like further information on the history of the ILCC, please consult this article by Pep Valsalobre "Institut de Llengua i Cultura Catalanes. 25 anys de recerca en filologia catalana" (Zeitschrift für Katalanistik 22, 2009, p. 293-303)