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Latin Paleography and Medieval Liturgy


COURSE: Latin Paleography and Medieval Liturgy, Autumn School in Medieval Languages and Culture, University of Ghent, 20 – 22 October 2014.

This Autumn School is organised for MA and PhD-students in Medieval Studies (art history, history, philosophy, literature, music, etc.) who are required to work with handwritten medieval documents in Latin or with liturgical sources and texts containing liturgical quotations or references.

The Autumn School starts with two days of parallel courses in Latin Paleography and Medieval Liturgy, taught by leading experts in the field. The sessions about Medieval Liturgy focus, after an elaborate introduction to the various liturgical books, on the liturgical conventions in France and Germany, on liturgy and music, on liturgy and architecture and on books of hours.

The sessions about Latin paleography explain the interactions between paleography, Diplomatics and Codicology, and will then focus on different scripts, the evolution and layout of the page and reading practices, the organisation of the scriptoria and the position of the scribe.

On the third day of the course, workshops are organized for each theme, in which all topics dealt with during the previous days will be brought together in an interactive session. In the space of three days, students will thus acquire a basic knowledge of either Latin Paleography or Medieval Liturgy as well the skills to implement this knowledge in their own research projects.

For the course on Latin Paleography, students need to have already a basic knowledge of (classical) Latin grammar and vocabulary. For the course in Medieval Liturgy, no previous knowledge is required. Both courses are delivered in English. Since both courses are taught at the same time, participants can enrol for only one course.


Latin Paleography
Monday, 20 October 2014
* Julia Crick (King’s College, London), General introduction
* Julia Crick, The scripts of the early middle ages
* Erik Kwakkel (University of Leiden), The development of Medieval script, 1000-1500 (Part I and II).

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
* Marilena Maniaci (University of Cassino), The archaeology of the manuscript book: Materials, tools, techniques
* Marilena Maniaci, Page layout and text formatting: Constraints, tendencies, rules
* Peter Stokes (King’s College, London), Paleography and the digital humanities (Part I and II).

Wednesday, 22 October 2014
* Els De Paermentier (Ghent University), Workshop.

Medieval Liturgy
Monday, 20 October 2014
* Éric Palazzo (University of Poitiers), General introduction (Part I and II)
* Barbara Haggh (University of Maryland), Liturgy and Music I: Chanted Texts for the Mass and the Sacraments
* Barbara Haggh, Liturgy and Music II: Chanted Texts for the Office and Votive Services.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
* Charles Caspers (Titus Brandsma Instituut, Nijmegen), Liturgical practices in the Low Countries
* Allan Doig (University of Oxford), Liturgy and Architecture
* Rowan Watson (Victoria & Albert Museum, London), Books of Hours: Introduction
* Youri Desplenter (Ghent University), Middle Dutch Books of Hours.

Wenesday, 22 October 2014
* Nils Holger Petersen (University of Copenhagen), Workshop.

Application deadline: 31 August 2014.

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MA/MRes in the History of the Book

COURSES: MA/MRes in the History of the Book, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London.

Our MA/MRes in the History of the Book provides an unrivalled base for the study of a subject that has been the focus of increasing scholarly attention over the past 30 years. Originally considering mainly physical aspects of the book and the details of its manufacture and trade, scholars have come to see the study of the book as an aid to understanding literary texts and as a focus for insight into social, cultural and intellectual processes in history. The history of the book is thus a subject which encompasses the history of literate western culture. Its focus includes not only books, but also newspapers, magazines, chapbooks and broadsides. Because the book did not begin with the invention of printing, the course will also consider the manuscript period before print.

The book is an object. One way to study it, therefore, is to study its physical attributes. We can ask what form the book takes in different periods, and how that form develops over time. Because it is a man made object, we can also investigate the processes by which it is made. By considering conditions of manufacture, we are lead not only into discussion of the book as physical object, but also the social, economic and cultural relations entailed in a book’s production. The book is a centre of the network of authors, suppliers, producers, distributors and consumers. It exists in a context of social factors, which inevitably influence its production and distribution.

Our interdisciplinary programmes aim to provide a stimulating range of courses in this new but rapidly growing subject. Over the last 30 years the study of the history of the book has moved towards considering the dynamics of the interaction of the book and society, looking both at the effects society had on the book, and the way the book has influenced cultural and intellectual change.

The opportunities provided for the study of the History of the Book in London under the aegis of the School of Advanced Study and with the participation of so many of London’s major institutions are without parallel. By bringing together the expertise which exists in the University of London and the staff of The British Library, the British Museum, The Public Record Office, Lambeth Palace Library, St Bride Library, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the University of Reading and Stationers’ Hall, students will enjoy benefits difficult to achieve anywhere else.

Courses on the MA/MRes can be interchanged with courses from the London Rare Books School.

Deadline: 31 July 2014. Late applications will be considered.

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Open Electronic Editions of Ancient Works

SEMINAR: Monica Berti, Greta Franzini & Simona Stoyanova (Leipzig), The Leipzig Open Fragmentary Texts Series and Digital Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum Projects, Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar, Friday 27 June 2014 at 16:30 in room G37, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU.

The Leipzig Open Fragmentary Texts Series (LOFTS) is a new collaborative project that seeks to create open electronic editions of ancient works that survive only through quotations and text re-uses in later texts.

The large diversity and dispersion of these materials entreats a dynamic infrastructure which fully supports and represents the relationships between sources, citations and annotations. LOFTS links fragments to the source text from which they are drawn, and aligns them to multiple editions and translations, thus providing an enhanced understanding of the fragmentary textual heritage it showcases.

For more information see the seminar website.

Stage d’initiation aux manuscrits et livres

COURSE: Stage d’initiation au manuscrit médiéval et au livre humaniste (domaines latin et roman), Paris, Collège de France (salle Levi-Strauss) et Centre Félix Grat, 20-24 octobre 2014. Organisateurs: Caroline Bourlet, Jean-Marie Flamand, Judith Kogel, Stéphane Liaigre et Nathalie Picque.

L’Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (IRHT) organise un stage annuel d’initiation au manuscrit médiéval et au livre humaniste, destiné aux étudiants de Master I et II et thèse en lettres, en philosophie, en histoire (notamment de l’enluminure). Le prochain stage aura lieu du lundi 20 au vendredi 24 octobre 2014 à Paris. La première journée, lundi 20 octobre, aura lieu au Collège de France, salle Levi-Strauss; les autres jours au Centre Félix Grat.

Pour donner une perspective d’ensemble sur le travail et la recherche sur les manuscrits, différents thèmes sont abordés aux cours d’exposés magistraux et de séances en petits groupes : présentation de manuscrits et introduction à la codicologie, histoire de l’écriture, mise en page et décoration, transmission des textes, rapport texte/image, héraldique, histoire des bibliothèques, passage du manuscrit à l’imprimé, exercice d’édition de textes. Le stage est aussi l’occasion de découvrir l’IRHT et la documentation qu’il met au service des chercheurs.

Thèmes abordés : introduction à la codicologie, histoire de l’écriture, mise en page du manuscrit, rapport texte/image, transmission des textes, notions de reliure et d’héraldique. Nous tenons à préciser que les séances ne comprennent ni apprentissage de la paléographie, ni exercice de lecture, ni histoire de l’art.

Le livret-guide du stage a pour objet de fournir les éléments essentiels pour s’initier à l’approche du manuscrit et de sa description, tels qu’ils ont été élaborés au fil du temps dans un laboratoire de recherche par des équipes spécialisées. Il est révisé chaque année et distribué sous format papier le premier jour du stage.

Nous vous signalons par ailleurs que les sections grecque et arabe de l’IRHT organisent deux autres stages spécifiques à leurs manuscrits.

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Corso di decorazione del cuoio

COURSE: Corso di decorazione del cuoio, a cura di Carlo Federici e Pietro Gozzi.

Carlo Federici sta organizzando con Pietro Gozzi – terza generazione di legatori e restauratori di libri, uno degli ultimi decoratori italiani di coperte – un corso di decorazione delle coperte in cuoio con applicazione della foglia d’oro.

Il corso – della durata di cinque giorni (lun-ven, 9-13 14-17) per 8-10 partecipanti – dovrebbe svolgersi in settembre 2014 e sarebbe articolato in una breve parte teorica relativa alla storia della legatura e della decorazione delle coperte (lezioni tenute da Carlo Federici, Pietro Gozzi e Federico Macchi) anche se, in prevalenza, esso sarà dedicato all’apprendimento della tecnica di decorazione delle coperte in cuoio con applicazione della foglia d’oro.

Il costo per la frequenza è pari a € 400 (sconto del 10% per studenti e soci AICRAB) e comprende i materiali del corso e il quick lunch dal lunedì al venerdì. Le altre spese (viaggi, soggiorno, cena e colazione) sono escluse. L’organizzazione può comunque farsi carico dell’assistenza per reperire strutture economiche (bed & breakfast) durante il soggiorno a Padova nella settimana di svolgimento del corso stesso.

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Ligatus Summer School 2014


COURSE: Ligatus Summer School 2014, Ljubljana (Slovenia).

This year’s Ligatus Summer School will take place in the beautiful city of Ljubljana in Slovenia, and will be hosted by the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia:

* 22 – 26 September - Tutor: Professor N. Pickwoad, The History of European Bookbinding 1450-1830
* 29 September – 3 October - Tutors: Dr. G. Boudalis and Dr. A. Velios, Identifying and recording bookbinding structures of the Eastern Mediterranean
* 6 – 10 October – Tutor: Dr. G. Boudalis, Byzantine bookbinding: a practical workshop.

The contribution that bindings can make to our understanding of the history and culture of the book is often neglected, but they can offer insights into the study of readership, the booktrade, and the provenance of books that are often not available elsewhere. In order to realise this potential, it is important to understand not only the history of the craft but also to learn how to record what is seen in a consistent and organised way. Librarians, cataloguers, conservators, book historians, book collectors and all scholars who work with early books, can benefit therefore from understanding the structure and materials of the bindings they encounter in order to be able to record and describe them. Such descriptions of bindings are not only valuable for the management of library collections, pursuing academic research and making informed decisions about conservation, but are also important for digitisation projects, as they can radically enrich the potential of image and text metadata. It is our belief that bindings should be seen as an integral part of the book, without which, our understanding of the history and use of books is often greatly circumscribed.

The main purpose of the summer school is to uncover the possibilities latent in the detailed study of bookbinding. While our courses concentrate in particular on the structure and materials of bookbindings, each of the courses offered in this summer school looks at bindings from different geographical areas and with a different approach. The first course looks at the history of bookbinding as it was carried out in Europe in the period of the hand press (1450-1830), with the opportunity to look at examples from different collections during the afternoons. The second course looks at the development of bookbinding in the eastern Mediterranean and gives instruction in a) the development manufacture of specific aspects of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine bindings and b) the development of methodologies and tools for recording bindings, working with examples from the collections in Ljubljana. We are also in a position this year, thanks to the generosity of our hosts, the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia, to offer as an extra third week from 6-10 October, a 5-day course, Byzantine bookbinding: a practical workshop, to be given by Dr George Boudalis.

The courses are taught in English, and the first one is open to 12 participants, the second and third to no more than 10 participants. Although the courses can be attended individually, participants are encouraged to attend the first two courses in order to get a more complete understanding of the issues discussed, through the comparison of the wide range of bookbindings considered in each week. Since these are not beginner-level courses, the participants are expected to be familiar with bookbinding terminology and have a basic knowledge of the history of book production in the periods under discussion. For the second week the participants need to have a basic understanding of the use of databases. For the third week, experience in binding books is essential.

The price is £300 per week per participant and this includes fees for teaching only. Travel, food and accommodation would need to be arranged individually by each student.

The deadline for applications is 1 July 2014. The participants will be contacted by the end of July.

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Reconstituer une bibliothèque médiévale

COURSE: Ecole d’été à Troyes: “Reconstituer une bibliothèque médiévale aujourd’hui, l’exemple de Clairvaux”, 26 – 30 août 2014.

La Médiathèque du Grand Troyes organise une école d’été Reconstituer une bibliothèque médiévale aujourd’hui. L’exemple de Clairvaux du mardi 26 au samedi 30 août 2014, en partenariat avec Biblissima, Observatoire du patrimoine écrit du Moyen Âge et de la Renaissance, et l’Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (CNRS).


Mardi 26 août: De la bibliothèque médiévale à la bibliothèque virtuelle
*Anne-Marie TURCAN-VERKERK, Les collections de livres du Ve au XVe siècle
* Pierre GANDIL, La bibliothèque de Clairvaux des origines à la Révolution
* Marie-Françoise DAMONGEOT, Les bibliothèques de Clairvaux et de Cîteaux
* Pierre GANDIL, Le projet de Bibliothèque Virtuelle de Clairvaux
- Séance de posters (chaque étudiant prépare un poster sur ses recherches présentes ou futures, et le présente).

Mercredi 27 août: Les inventaires anciens de Clairvaux
* Gilbert FOURNIER, Les catalogues de bibliothèque de l’abbaye de Clairvaux
* Emmanuelle KUHRY, L’édition électronique des inventaires anciens
- Travaux pratiques: balisage TEI de l’inventaire de 1472, générer un site web et une édition papier.

Jeudi 28 août: Les manuscrits claravalliens
* Maria GURRADO, Dater et localiser les manuscrits de Clairvaux
* Patricia STIRNEMANN, Les hommes et les manuscrits au XIIe siècle à Clairvaux
- Travaux pratiques: Etude et identification de fragments provenant de Clairvaux, par Thomas FALMAGNE.

Vendredi 29 août: Les textes à Clairvaux
* Laura ALBIERO, Les manuscrits liturgiques: cas des pontificaux et des antiphonaires
* Caroline HEID, Les Sermons: des collections particulières à Clairvaux?
* Gilbert FOURNIER, Les manuscrits universitaires de l’abbaye de Clairvaux
- Travaux pratiques: initiation à la notice de manuscrit sur les originaux.

Samedi 30 août: Valorisation des manuscrits de Clairvaux
- Travaux pratiques: la constitution de feuilletoires de manuscrits.

Modalités d’inscription et pré-requis:
* Sélection sur dossier. Nombre minimum de participants: 10 – nombre maximum: 15.
* Niveau: peuvent présenter leur candidature tous les étudiants, français ou étrangers, titulaires au moins d’un Master 2 à la rentrée 2014, ou pouvant justifier d’une expérience de recherche.
* Bonne connaissance du latin exigée. Enseignement dispensé en français.
* Matériel demandé: avoir un ordinateur portable.
* Engagement: chaque participant présentera ses recherches et leur contexte le mardi après-midi, à l’aide d’un poster qu’il aura composé (suggestion: format A3 minimum, ou montage sur affiche de plus grand format). Des panneaux seront mis à la disposition des participants.

Date limite de candidature: 31 mai 2014.

Les participants seront avisés du résultat de la sélection par email avant le 15 juin 2014.

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Le Cattedre ambulanti (edizione 2014)

COURSE: Cattedre Ambulanti. I corsi della casa editrice Nova Charta dedicati alla conoscenza del libro antico e moderno.

L’appuntamento di Nova Charta che segna un punto di riferimento permanente per la diffusione della cultura bibliofila, del libro e della lettura quest’anno propone i corsi a:

* Padova, presso la Biblioteca Antoniana, dal 16 al 18 maggio 2014
* Città di Castello, sede da definire, dal 5 al 7 settembre 2014 in concomitanza della Mostra Mercato del Libro e della stampa Antica
* Roma, Minerva Auction, dal 10 al 12 ottobre 2014
* Milano, Kasa dei libri, dal 7 al 9 novembre 2014.

Le Cattedre si articoleranno in due corsi con l’intento di fornire un quadro, il più completo possibile, del mondo del libro per creare competenze e dare un aggiornamento sia agli addetti ai lavori sia a chi si avvicina con curiosità al collezionismo:
1) Il Libro Antico
2 ) Il Novecento: conservazione e valorizzazione.

Il programma del corso sul Libro Antico prevede l’approfondimento dei seguenti argomenti:
* Storia del libro
* Carta e filigrana
* Storia delle legature
* I codici e il loro mercato
* Il libro religioso, Incunaboli e postincunaboli
* Il Cinquecento: Tipologie librarie e politiche editoriali
* Il Cinquecento: Le stampe popolari
* Le tecniche incisorie e di stampa e loro riconoscibilità
* Storia della Grafica
* I secoli minori: seicentine e Sette-Ottocento; descrizione, valorizzazione,
* Laboratorio di conservazione e restauro
* Il mondo delle aste: come si costruisce un catalogo di vendita e valutazione commerciale del Libro Antico.

Il programma del corso sul Novecento prevede l’approfondimento dei seguenti argomenti:
* Storia del libro
* Prime edizioni, autografi e manoscritti del Novecento
* Il libro di pregio
* Libro d’artista: autori e cataloghi
* Splendori e miserie del libro tascabile
* Edizioni facsimilari: vizi e virtù
* Storia del Fumetto
* Il fumetto in Italia
* Private press
* Collezionismo e bibliofilia del Novecento
* Restauro del libro moderno
* Il Novecento nei cataloghi dei librai
* Il mondo delle aste: come si costruisce un catalogo di vendita e valutazione commerciale del libro da collezione del Novecento.

Le Cattedre Ambulanti sono un’ottima occasione di incontro con i maggiori esperti provenienti da Università, biblioteche, librerie antiquarie e case d’asta.

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