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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.

Corso di Formazione sulla Musica nel Medioevo

COURSE: Corso di Formazione sulla Musica nel Medioevo. Problemi di classificazione e metodi della bibliografia, Settima edizione, Fondazione Ezio Franceschini, via Montebello 7, Firenze, 22 – 25 ottobre 2014.

Il Corso di Formazione sulla Musica nel Medioevo. Problemi di classificazione e metodi della bibliografia nasce dall’intento di valorizzare e condividere con un ampio numero di studiosi l’esperienza di Medioevo musicale, banca dati bibliografica e discografica realizzata all’interno della Sezione Musica «Matilde Fiorini Aragone», i cui aggiornamenti sono annual- mente pubblicati in forma cartacea nell’omonimo repertorio periodico.

Il corso si articola secondo tre linee formative:
* le tecniche bibliografiche
* l’impiego delle risorse informatiche
* l’approfondimento dei temi corrispondenti alle diverse sezioni di Medioevo musicale.

Le edizioni più recenti del corso, tenute in Umbria, a Collazzone, con la collaborazione dell’Amministrazione Comunale, si sono svolte in concomi- tanza di un convegno internazionale di musicologia medievale.

Scadenza presentazione domande: 20 settembre 2014.

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Digital Humanities Summer School 2014

COURSE: Digital Humanities Summer School 2014, KU Leuven Faculty of Arts (Belgium), 8 – 10 September 2014.

New digital evolutions are increasingly affecting humanities research and education since the final quarter of the twentieth century. Online resources, data sets, electronic teaching environments, open access publishing, data visualisation and data capturing have become ubiquitous. Therefore, the KU Leuven Faculty of Arts has consciously chosen to support DH developments as part of its research policy.

Following the successful DigHum 2013 edition, we are pleased to announce a third 2014 Digital Humanities initiative. From 8 to 10 September 2014 a DH Summer School will take place in Leuven (Belgium). The Summer School is organised in association with the Doctoral School of the Humanities and researchers from the UA and UGent.

Three full days of lectures and showcases will be held on Imaging Text, Art and Archeology, Digital Philosophy and Metadata & Standards. The detailed programme is now available (here).

In the meantime, we would like to launch a call for poster presentations on these themes. We invite young researchers and doctoral students to present their work in poster presentations, that will be shown throughout the day.

Prepare your poster in A0 format. For KU Leuven doctoral students, a poster print service is available at the ICTS servicedesk locate on site, AGORA lokaal 00.E01, E. Van Evenstraat 4, 3000 Leuven.

Deadline to submit an abstract of your research: 15 August 2014. The main criterium for eligibility is the use of digital or computer-assisted methodologies.

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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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