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2015 Diploma Programme in Manuscript Studies

COURSE: The 2015 Diploma Programme in Manuscript Studies, The America Academy in Rome, 8 June – 17 July 2015.

The courses to be offered are MSST 1000: Latin Palaeography, taught by the Pontifical Institute’s Leonard E. Boyle Professor of Manuscript Studies, M. Michèle Mulchahey, and a Special Subject, MSST 1004, entitled, “Form and Function: The Medieval Liturgy and its Manuscripts”, offered by our 2015 guest instructor, Prof. Richard Gyug of Fordham University.

The deadline for applications is 30 January 2015.

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Mellon Summer Institute in French Paleography

COURSE: Mellon Summer Institute in Vernacular Paleography, Newberry Library, Chicago, Monday, 22 June – 16 July 2015 (9 am -12 noon, Mondays through Thursdays). Led by Marc Smith, École Nationale des Chartes, Paris.

This course will examine French manuscripts and archival materials from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century. Professor Smith will provide a summary outline of the history of handwriting in France, followed by intensive training in reading from facsimiles, both in class and at home. Students will become familiar with the development of handwriting as well as further aspects of written communication in the late-medieval and early-modern period.

The institute will enroll 15 participants. First consideration will be given to advanced graduate students and junior faculty at U.S. colleges and universities, but applications are also accepted from advanced graduate students and junior faculty at Canadian institutions, from professional staff of U.S. and Canadian libraries and museums, and from qualified independent scholars. This graduate-level course is taught entirely in French; advanced language skills are required.

All successful applicants will receive a stipend of $1,250; non-local participants will receive reimbursement of up to an additional $2,500 for travel, housing, and food. There are no fees associated with the institute.

Application deadline: 1 March 2015.

We will notify all applicants by April 1 whether they have been accepted as a participant, placed on an alternate list, or declined. Invited participants will have until April 15 to confirm whether or not they will attend.

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Lectures et commentaires à la Renaissance

COURSE: Lectures et commentaires à la Renaissance: Autour des Miscellanea de Politien, Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (IRHT), salle Jeanne Vielliard, Centre Félix-Grat, 40 avenue d’Iéna, 75116 Paris, 23 janvier 2015 (15:00) et 6 mars 2015 (14:30). Conditions d’accès: Libre.

Organisateurs: Boutroue Marie-Elisabeth, Maillard Jean-François et Jean Céard.

Ce séminaire, organisé par la section de l’humanisme de l’IRHT, envisage les types de commentaires surtout fondés sur les textes anciens antiques et médiévaux, dans différents genres littéraires et scientifiques.

La prochaine séance du séminaire sur le commentaire à la Renaissance sera couplée avec la conférence de Mme Perrine Galand, professeur à l’EPHE. Ce sera l’occasion d’entendre Mme Galand et deux de ses étudiants aborder la question à propos de l’œuvre de Politien. Cette séance commencera à 15h, Autour des Miscellanea de Politien.

Perrine Galand, EPHE : présentation.
23 janvier 2015 (15:00)
* Marie-Eugénie Lecouffe (Conservateur des bibliothèques au SCD de l’université d’Orléans), La fortune des Nuits attiques d’Aulu-Gelle à la Renaissance et son influence sur Politien.
6 mars 2015 (14:30)
* Blandine Boulanger (doctorante EPHE), L‘imitatio-aemulatio de la Miscellaneorum centuria de Politien dans le De Honesta Disciplina de Pietro Crinito (c. 1504): de la philologie mémorielle aux mémoires philologiques.

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Les bases des données sur les mss enluminés

COURSE: Les bases des données sur les manuscrits enluminés: regards croisés sur les pratiques actuelles et perspectives, Bibliothèque nationale de France, salle des commissions, 5 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, 18 et 19 mai 2015 (9 h 30 – 17 h 30). Responsable pédagogique: Charlotte Denoël, conservateur des bibliothèques à la BnF.

Programme

Lundi 18 mai 2015
* Laure Rioust (conservateur des bibliothèques au département des manuscrits, BnF), Panorama des instruments de recherche en ligne sur les manuscrits enluminés
* Alexandra Adamova (base Re-LIRE, BnF), Construire une base de données sur les manuscrits enluminés: les aspects techniques 
* Jean-Pierre Aniel (ingénieur d’études au département des manuscrits, BnF), Mandragore
* Joanna Fronska et Véronique Tremault (ingénieur d’études au Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, IRHT), Constituer une documentation dynamique à partir des bases de données de l’IRHT, en particulier Initiale, Medium et la BVMM.

Mardi 19 mai 2015
* Aline Debert (ingénieur d’études au Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Groupe d’Anthropologie Historique de l’Occident Médiéval), Présentation des ressources du GAHOM
* Isabelle Marchesin (maître de conférences en histoire médiévale à l’Université de Poitiers, conseillère scientifique à l’IRHT) et Victoria Eyharabide (maître de conférences-ingénieur à l’Université Paris-Sorbonne – Paris IV), Des facettes aux ontologies: la constitution et le développement de la base iconographique Musiconis 
* Stefanie GEHRKE et Pauline Charbonnier (membres du Pool Biblissima, expert données au Campus Condorcet), CIDOC-CRM et FRBRoo appliqués aux données iconographiques: retour d’expérience de l’Equipex Biblissima 
* Laure Rioust, Les perspectives d’évolution technique de Mandragore.

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Introduction to Medieval Studies at the Newberry

Newberry

COURSE: March 2015 Research Methods Workshop for Early Career Graduate Students, Introduction to Medieval Studies at the Newberry: Renaissance Graduate Programs, The Newberry Library (Room 101), 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Friday, 6 March 2015, from 9 am to 4:45 pm.

* Karen Christianson (Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies)
Students pursuing the study of European culture during the Middle Ages often assume that their serious research will have to take place in European archives. But in fact the Newberry’s holdings in this area, especially for the twelfth through fifteenth centuries, include sources—both manuscript books and documents and printed editions—that could form the basis of extensive research projects resulting in significant new contributions to knowledge.

This workshop will provide:
* an orientation to the study of medieval manuscript books and documents
* an overview of basic skills required for their study (codicology, paleography, diplomatics)
* an introduction to the resources for medieval studies available at the Newberry, both original manuscript sources and printed editions.

This workshop is open to graduate students in a terminal master’s program and those who have not yet completed comprehensive exams in a PhD program, at Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies consortium member institutions.

Students with concentrations in literature (of any European language), history, art history, medieval studies, manuscript studies, history of the book, and other relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply. Enrollment is by competitive application. No language prerequisites, though some exposure to Latin would be helpful.

Travel funding: Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry. Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.

Application deadline: 31 January 2015. We will notify applicants whether they have been accepted by Monday, 9 February 2015. We will take later applications if space permits.

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Matteo da Perugia e il gotico milanese

COURSE: Matteo da Perugia e il gotico milanese (1390-1425). Direttore: Pedro Memelsdorff, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia, 17 – 21 maggio 2015.

Il seminario verrà dedicato all’opera profana di Matteo da Perugia (fl. 1400-1425), maestro di cappella al Duomo di Milano tra il 1402 e il 1407, e di nuovo tra il 1414 e il 1416. Nulla si sa della sua formazione – possibilmente umbra – e non sono documentati gli anni della sua assenza dal Duomo milanese. È stata ipotizzata dagli studiosi una sua attività, prima pavese e poi pisana e bolognese, presso il cardinale Pietro Filargo – eletto papa dal Concilio di Pisa col nome di Alessandro V nell’estate del 1409 – con ogni probabilità il suo principale protettore.

La musica di Matteo comprende svariati tempi di messa, due mottetti latini e una ricca serie di liriche italiane e soprattutto francesi. Infatti il suo è il più ricco chansonnier francese composto da un italiano del suo tempo. Le fonti che tramandano questo vasto repertorio sono sorprendentemente poche: un codice attualmente a Modena, che contiene quasi tutta la sua opera, e tre frammenti ora a Parma, Berna e New York.

Tale situazione ha fatto supporre una circolazione limitata del materiale anche se, per altri versi, l’influsso di Matteo – o del suo entourage – sui polifonisti delle generazioni future sembra attestato da fonti teoriche dei decenni centrali del Quattrocento italiano e transalpino. Matteo, in sintesi, sembra rappresentare più di ogni altro compositore lo splendore e la raffinatezza del Gotico milanese e lombardo.

Il bando è rivolto ad ensembles professionali o semi-professionali specializzati nel repertorio tardo medievale. Sono disponibili delle borse di studio da destinarsi ad uno o due trii vocali-strumentali. Le borse copriranno: la quota d’iscrizione al seminario, le spese di vitto e alloggio (presso la Residenza del Centro Internazionale di Studi Vittore Branca) e le spese di viaggio (in classe economy fino ad un massimo di € 700).

Per partecipare alla selezione i candidati devono far recapitare alla segreteria dei seminari ( via email a: musica.antica@cini.it) il seguente materiale:
- CV dettagliato dell’ensemble e dei singoli membri/solisti;
- una registrazione musicale di un brano del tardo Trecento oppure di un brano di Ars subtilior (in formato MP3 o MP4, non si accettano video).

Il seminario è aperto ad uditori su richiesta e in seguito ad approvazione.

Deadline: 1 febbraio 2015.

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International Greek & Latin Summer School

COURSE: 8-Week Intensive Greek and Latin Summer School, Department of Classics, University College Cork, Ireland, 22 June – 13 August 2015. The tuition fee (including text books) for the 8-week course is € 1825.

UCC’s Greek and Latin Summer School was established in 1999 in order to offer complete beginners the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary for reading original Ancient Greek or Latin texts.

The course is ideal for Masters and Doctoral students in any discipline who require knowledge of either language for their future research. However, undergraduate students, teachers and anyone over the age of 18 with an interest in Classics are also more than welcome to apply.

The Summer School was awarded the European Label for Innovative and Creative Language Teaching and Learning in 2004 by the Linguistics Institute of Ireland on behalf of the European Commission.

The jurors were “impressed by the planning, energy and dedication which is being invested to ensure the success of such an intensive language learning module” and that we “have succeeded in making the UCC course exemplary at an international level” due to “the vision and professionalism” of all involved.

Parallel programmes are offered in Latin and Ancient Greek and both start from scratch, with the assumption that students have no prior experience in either language. The 8 weeks actually comprise 3 separate modules.

In Latin:
* LT6101 Beginners’ Latin I: weeks 1-4 (15 ECTS credits)
* LT6002 Beginners’ Latin II: weeks 5-6 (5 ECTS credits)
* LT6003 Latin Texts: weeks 7-8 (5 ECTS credits).

In Greek:
* GK6101 Beginners’ Greek I: weeks 1-4 (15 ECTS credits)
* GK6002 Beginners’ Greek II: weeks 5-6 (5 ECTS credits)
* GK6003 Greek Texts: weeks 7-8 (5 ECTS credits).

In each language 6 weeks will be spent completing the basic grammar. Classes occupy the mornings 6 days a week (9.30am-1pm MWF, 10am-12.30pm TThS, with a half-hour coffee break each day). Weekly tests will be held on Saturdays at 10am (no alternative arrangements will be possible). It is essential to complete and pass these to gain credit.

During the last two weeks classes are from 10am-1pm (with a half-hour coffee break) for 8 days (Monday to Friday and the following Monday to Wednesday) and the final exam will be on the morning of the last Thursday (i.e. August 13th).

For the whole 8 weeks, afternoons are left free to allow for absorption of material and to complete homework assignments for the following day, and staff are always on hand for consultation. Though classes are only held in the morning the course is very demanding and requires complete dedication.

Full payment must be made before 1 June 2015.

Contact: Mrs Vicky Janssens, Director and Latin Teacher.

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La décoration du livre médiéval

Ecole-de-Chartes

COURSE: La décoration du livre médiéval: initiation, séminaire centré sur la décoration du manuscrit médiéval occidental, École nationale des chartes, 65, rue de Richelieu, 75002 Paris. Responsable pédagogique: Charlotte Denoël, conservateur au département des manuscrits de la BnF. Tarif: € 200.

Ce séminaire s’adresse à un large public de professionnels, d’étudiants désireux de consolider leurs connaissances dans le domaine ou d’amateurs curieux de découvrir l’univers des manuscrits médiévaux.

Objectifs: Comprendre le processus de réalisation des manuscrits médiévaux et leur décor Acquérir des notions sur l’histoire de l’enluminure et ses techniques Élaborer une méthodologie pour la description des enluminures.

Contenus; Après une introduction générale sur les différents outils existants sur l’enluminure médiévale (bibliographie, bases de données, bibliothèques virtuelles…), la première partie de ce séminaire sera consacrée à la présentation des principaux types de manuscrits enluminés et des différentes catégories de décor.

Ensuite seront abordées les questions liées aux méthodes de travail des enlumineurs et aux procédés techniques auxquels ils avaient recours pour réaliser leurs compositions; enfin seront étudiés les livres de recettes médiévales pour la préparation des pigments et les différents pigments employés dans les enluminures.

Calendrier prévisionnel (durée: de 17 h à 18 h 30)
Lundi 19 janvier 2015
Lundi 2 février 2015
Lundi 2 mars 2015
Lundi 16 mars 2015
Lundi 30 mars 2015
Lundi 13 avril 2015
Lundi 4 mai 2015
Lundi 18 mai 2015
Lundi 1er juin 2015
Lundi 15 juin 2015.

Certaines séances se dérouleront à la Bibliothèque nationale, afin de permettre la présentation de manuscrits originaux.

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