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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


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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Medieval Studies in the Digital Age

WORSHOPS & SEMINARS: Medieval Studies in the Digital Age, a forum for medievalists from various disciplines who are interested in the digital humanities,  from November 2014 to May 2015 at the University of Leeds. All events are free of charge and everyone is welcome.

Our aim is to critically discuss the role of digital technologies in the field of medieval studies as well as providing insights into current practices and ways of using digital tools in scholarship through a series of seminars and workshops. The seminar and workshop series is intended to encourage cross-disciplinary exchange among scholars who currently use or are interested in using technological tools and techniques for their research.

Medieval Studies in the Digital Age is organised by N. Kıvılcım Yavuz, Victoria Cooper, and Elizabeth Stainforth and is generously supported by the Institute for Medieval Studies, the School of History, the Leeds University Library Special Collections, and the LEAP Researcher Training Hub.


18 November 2014, Tuesday, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Seminar
* Ralph W. Mathisen (Professor of History, Classics, and Medieval Studies, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA), ‘Garbage In Garbage Out’: The Unfulfilled Promise of Prosopographical Databases.

2 December 2014, Tuesday, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Seminar
* Katie Green (Communications and Access Manager, Archaeology Data Service, University of York, UK), Data Management, Digital Preservation and the Archaeology Data Service.

27 January 2015, Tuesday, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Seminar
* Alaric Hall (Lecturer in Medieval English Literature, School of English, University of Leeds, UK), Open-Source Scholarship.

3 February 2015, Tuesday, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Seminar
* Rachel Stone (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of History, King’s College London, UK), Bits of Charters: Putting Carolingian Charters into a Database.

7 February 2015, Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Workshop
* Vincent Hiribarren (Lecturer in World History, Department of History, King’s College London, UK), Fundamentals of GIS and Online Map-Making.

21 February 2015, Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Workshop
* Tony Harris (Digital Imaging Specialist and PhD Candidate, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge, UK), Digital Imaging for Medievalists.

21 February 2015, Saturday – Workshop
* Hervin Fernández-Aceves (PhD Candidate in Medieval Studies, Institute for Medieval Studies, School of History, University of Leeds, UK), Fundamentals of Quantitative Narrative Analysis.

3 March 2015, Tuesday, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Seminar
* Suzanne Paul (Medieval Manuscripts Specialist, Cambridge University Library, University of Cambridge, UK and Executive Board Member, Digital Medievalist), From Parchment to Pixels: The Potential and Pitfalls of Digital Medieval Manuscripts.

10 March 2015, Tuesday, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Seminar
* Victoria Cooper (PhD Candidate in English Literature, School of English, University of Leeds, UK), The Interactive Middle Ages: Video Games and Medievalism.

14-15 March 2015, Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Workshop
* Matthew James Driscoll (Senior Lecturer in Old Norse Philology, Arnamagnaean Institute, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Curator of the Arnamagnaean Manuscript Collection), Fundamentals of Text Encoding and Medieval Manuscripts.

21 April 2015, Tuesday, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Seminar
* Emilia Jamroziak (Senior Lecturer in Medieval History, School of History and Deputy Director, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds, UK) and Michael Spence (Visiting Research Fellow, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds, UK), Digital Cistercians: Introduction to ‘Project Fountains’.

2-3 May 2015, Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Workshop
* Elena Pierazzo (Professor of Italian Studies and Digital Humanities, Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3, France and Chair of the Text Encoding Initiative), Digital Scholarly Editing for Medievalists.

5 May 2015, Tuesday, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Seminar
* Estelle Stubbs (HRI Research Fellow, Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, UK and Principal Investigator of the Networks of Bookmakers, Owners and Users in Medieval England), Medieval Studies in the Digital Humanities: A Researcher’s View.

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Conservare. Perché? (Mostra e Laboratori)

EXHIBITION: Conservare. Perché? Mostra documentaria su restauro e attività della Soprintendenza ai beni culturali per la conservazione dei beni librari e archivistici, Biblioteca Civica e Archivi Storici Rovereto (Corso Angelo Bettini 43), 7 novembre 2014 – 7 gennaio 2015.

La mostra è organizzata in occasione del 250mo anniversario della fondazione della Biblioteca civica di Rovereto e a seguire il convegno sullo stesso tema. A cura della Soprintendenza per i Beni culturali della Provincia autonoma di Trento, in collaborazione con la Biblioteca Civica di Rovereto.

I visitatori potranno conoscere cosa significhi restaurare e conservare il patrimonio archivistico e librario, attraverso esempi materiali di libri e documenti antichi danneggiati e poi restaurati, per capire quali siano i danni che tali beni possono subire nel corso del tempo e come si possa porvi rimedio. La mostra è un’occasione anche per avvicinarsi alla storia della nostra biblioteca.

Contestualmente all’esposizione, alcuni esperti della Soprintendenza per i Beni culturali, saranno disponibili ad offrire suggerimenti pratici, a introdurre alle tematiche di conservazione e a rispondere alle eventuali domande che i partecipanti porranno. Portando da casa eventuali vecchie fotografie, documenti o libri, si potranno avere indicazioni elementari per migliorare la conservazione degli stessi.

Il calendario dei Laboratori aperti al pubblico e senza prenotazione è il seguente (con sintetica descrizione degli argomenti che potranno essere trattati e i nomi degli esperti):

Walter Biondani, Digitalizzazione
11, 18, 25 novembre, 2 e 5 dicembre 2014, dalle 14.00 alle 17.00
* Strumenti per la digitalizzazione: lo scanner, la fotocamera digitale
* Elaborazione dell’immagine digitale: formato dei files, risoluzione, profondità colore, metadati, salvataggio
* Restauro virtuale
* Gestione delle risorse digitali: archiviazione, conservazione, accessibilità delle immagini digitali.

Eleonora Piras, Digitalizzazione
3, 20, 27 novembre, 4 e 11 dicembre 2014, dalle 14.00 alle 17.00
* Strumenti per la digitalizzazione: lo scanner, la fotocamera digitale
* Elaborazione dell’immagine digitale
* Indicazioni di metodo per la gestione del materiale fotografico, ambienti e condizione di conservazione
* Gestione delle risorse digitali.

Lorenzo Pontalti, Restauro
10, 19 novembre, 1 dicembre 2014, dalle 14.00 alle 17.00
* Buone norme per la conservazione del materiale librario e archivistico
* La manifattura di carta, cuoio e pergamena
* Le carte decorate della legatoria.

Michela Gastaldello, Restauro
12, 24 novembre, 3 dicembre 2014, dalle 14.00 alle 17.00
* Tecniche di restauro della carta
* Esempi pratici di cucitura
* Realizzazione di contenitori per la conservazione.

Antonella Conte, Restauro
17, 26 novembre, 10 dicembre 2014, dalle 14.00 alle 17.00
* Realizzazione di contenitori per la conservazione
* Breve storia della legatura
* Esempi pratici di cucitura.

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Histoire des bibliothèques anciennes (2014-15)

COURSE: Histoire des bibliothèques anciennes, 2014-2015. Livres d’auteurs et reconstitution des bibliothèques anciennes. Le séminaire a lieu tous les deux mois, le vendredi matin de 10 h à 12 h 30, à l’Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (IRHT), 40 avenue d’Iéna, Paris 16e, salle Jeanne Vielliard. Organisateur:  Donatella Nebbiai. Il est ouvert à tous.

La section de Codicologie, histoire des bibliothèques et héraldique de l’IRHT organise un séminaire-atelier consacré aux recherches en cours sur les bibliothèques du haut Moyen Âge à la fin du xviiie siècle.

Commencé dans le cadre du projet BiblIFraM financé par l’ANR (Les bibliothèques, matrices et représentations des identités de la France médiévale, 2008-2012), le séminaire se veut un lieu de rencontre et d’échanges pour les chercheurs et les universitaires qui s’intéressent à l’histoire des livres et des textes.

Au programme de cette année, figure la réflexion sur le livre d’auteur envisagé du point de vue paléographique et codicologique, en tant que témoin de l’autographie, mais aussi du point de vue textuel, à travers sa contribution à la connaissance des bibliothèques utilisées par les auteurs, réelles ou reconstituées, et des milieux dont ils sont issus.


7 novembre 2014
* Irene Ceccherini (CNRS-IRHT, paléographie latine), La bibliothèque et l’écriture de Sozomeno de Pistoia (Chanoine de la cathédrale de S. Zeno de Pistoia, Zomino de Ser Bonifazio, dit « Sozomeno », + 1460, humaniste et historien, a légué ses livres à cette église afin de fonder une bibliothèque pour ses concitoyens).

5 décembre 2014
* Marco Cursi (Università Roma La Sapienza), I libri di Boccaccio.

9 janvier 2015
* Saïda Benchikh-Boulanouar (Université Badji Mokhtar d’Annaba; équipe d’Histoire Patrimoine et Société, Constantine), L’histoire des bibliothèques, des institutions cultuelles et d’enseignement en Berbérie musulmane jusqu’au xixe siècle.

6 mars 2015
* Emmanuelle Kuhry (CNRS-IRHT, codicologie et equipex Biblissima), La bibliothèque d’un compilateur anonyme du xiiie siècle reconstituée d’après ses sources philosophiques
* Jérémy Delmulle (CNRS-IRHT, codicologie et equipex Biblissima), Les manuscrits personnels de Dom Jacques Du Breul.

24 avril 2015
* Christine Gadrat (CNRS-LAM3, Aix-Marseille) et Donatella Nebbiai (CNRS-IRHT, codicologie), Les manuscrits d’un chartreux de Cologne de la fin du xve siècle.

5 juin 2015
* Cédric Giraud (Université de Nancy), Usage des auteurs et des textes dans les programmes de lecture spirituelles.

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Gli incunaboli lombardi

COURSE: Gli incunaboli lombardi e il progetto internazionale Material Evidence in Incunabula (MEI), Corso di aggiornamento per bibliotecari e catalogatori delle biblioteche che dispongono di fondi bibliografici antichi e di incunaboli, Milano, Regione Lombardia – Università Cattolica, 14 novembre – 5 dicembre 2014.


Venerdì 14 novembre 2014, 9.30 (Regione Lombardia – Via M. Gioia, 37 Milano – Ingresso N4 – 2° piano Aula 34)
* Edoardo Barbieri, Che cos’è un incunabolo
* Luca Rivali, Gli strumenti bibliografici on-line per l’incunabolistica.

Venerdì 21 novembre 2014, 9.30 (Regione Lombardia – Via M. Gioia, 37 Milano – Ingresso N4 – 1° piano Aula 5)
* Edoardo Barbieri, La struttura bibliologica e gli elementi identificativi dell’incunabolo
* Luca Rivali, Gli incunaboli dell’Istituto Centrale per il Restauro e la Conservazione del Patrimonio Archivistico e Librario di Roma e dei Francescani di Gerusalemme: due casi di studio.

Venerdì 28 novembre 2014, 9.30 (Università Cattolica di Milano – Largo Gemelli, 1 – aula G023, mons. Colombo)
* Edoardo Barbieri, La descrizione dell’esemplare
* Luca Rivali, Gli strumenti bibliografici cartacei per l’incunabolistica.

Venerdì 5 dicembre 2014, 9.30 (Regione Lombardia – Via M. Gioia, 37 Milano – Ingresso N4 – 7° piano Stanza 10)
* Alessandro Ledda – Luca Rivali, Material Evidence in Incunabula: istruzioni per l’uso – I parte - Laboratorio di inserimento dati in MEI
* Alessandro Ledda – Luca Rivali, Material Evidence in Incunabula: istruzioni per l’uso – II parte - Laboratorio di inserimento dati in MEI.

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Conoscere, catalogare e descrivere gli incunaboli

COURSE: Conoscere, catalogare e descrivere il patrimonio librario del XV secolo – II edizione, Incunabula Autumn School 2014, Napoli, Biblioteca e Complesso dei Padri Vincenziani, via Vergini 51, 3 – 6 novembre 2014. Organizzato dal Centro di Ricerca Europeo Libro Editoria Biblioteca (CRELEB) e dall’Associazione Bibliotecari Ecclesiastici Italiani (ABEI).


Lunedì 3 novembre 2014, ore 14.00
* Registrazione
* Saluti delle autorità
* EDOARDO BARBIERI, Che cos’è un incunabolo
* Seminario di LUCA RIVALI, Gli incunaboli dei francescani di Gerusalemme: un caso di studio.

Martedì 4 novembre, ore 9.00
* EDOARDO BARBIERI, La struttura bibliologica dell’incunabolo
* Seminario di LUCA RIVALI, Gli strumenti bibliografici online per l’incunabolistica
* EDOARDO BARBIERI, Gli elementi identificativi dell’incunabolo
* Incontro pubblico: Elli Catello (Istituto italiano per gli studi storici), visita alla mostra temporanea Tra studio e bibliofilia: la collezione di Benedetto Nicolini. Saluto di Marta Herling – Segretario generale dell’Istituto italiano per gli studi storici. Silvana Acanfora – Simona Pignalosa – Marina Venier, La rilevazione delle provenienze nelle edizioni antiche: il caso di due biblioteche nazionali (Istituto italiano per gli studi storici, Palazzo Filomarino, via Benedetto Croce 12).

Mercoledì 5 novembre, ore 9.00
* Seminario alla Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli di LUCA RIVALI, Gli strumenti bibliografici cartacei per l’incunabolistica I
* Seminario alla Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli di LUCA RIVALI, Gli strumenti bibliografici cartacei per l’incunabolistica II
* EDOARDO BARBIERI, La descrizione dell’esemplare I
* EDOARDO BARBIERI, La descrizione dell’esemplare II.

Giovedì 6 novembre, ore 9.00
* Incontro pubblico con EDOARDO BARBIERI e LUCA RIVALI, Una banca dati per la descrizione degli incunaboli: l’esperienza di MEI
* EDOARDO BARBIERI, Conclusioni.

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W-School in Greek Paleography and Codicology

COURSE: Winter School in Greek Paleography and Codicology, The American Academy in Rome, in collaboration with the Vatican Library. Dates: 5 – 16 January 2015.

In January 2015, with the kind collaboration of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican Library, BAV), the American Academy in Rome will offer its first Winter School in Greek Paleography and Codicology. The two curators of Greek manuscripts at the BAV, Dr Timothy Janz and Dr András Németh, will teach the courses and supervise manuscript research. The two-week course will introduce participants to various aspects of manuscript studies and offer an interactive dialogue between theory and practice.

Palaeography and codicology seminars in the first week will familiarize the participants with different forms of Greek script through sight-reading practice. As a special strength of this course, extensive library visits at the BAV will enable each student to improve individual research skills according to given criteria, with the aid of the tutors. At the Library, each student will undertake a thorough codicological and paleographical study of a particular manuscript, selected and agreed upon on an individual basis between the participant and the tutors. Discussion sessions will offer a chance to discuss and share research experience within the group and to discuss various problems of theory and practice based on experience at the Vatican Library.

Several evening lectures by specialists will complete the course, including Msgr. Paul Canart of the Vatican Library and Professor Nigel Wilson of Oxford University.

Applications from graduate and postgraduate students of Classics, History, Theology/Religious Studies, and Byzantine Studies are welcome. Students from Italian and European institutions are most welcome. The course will be taught in English. Prior knowledge of Greek is essential. Applications should include a CV, a letter of intent specifying Greek language experience, research topic, and explaining the applicant’s need for training in paleography and codicology.

* Tuition: 450 euro, 600 American dollars
* Housing: Housing is available at the American Academy for those who require it:
* Shared room in an apartment: 450 euro for two weeks
* Single room: 770 euro for two weeks
* Room availability cannot be guaranteed and applicants should indicate their need for housing in their application.
* Meals: Meals can be purchased at the Academy for 15 euro for lunch, and 27 euro for dinner. Meals are not included in the costs of the program.

Please send application materials to paleography@aarome.org.

Deadline: 15 October 2014.