Syriac Codicology and Paleography Course

General

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Program Description

document, parchment, the middle ages

  • Codicology of Syriac Manuscripts from Late Antiquity to the present: the making of the Syriac book (materials, tools, layout; the scribe at work).
  • The book and its content: the typology of Syriac book production.
  • The art of the Syriac book: illustration and decoration.
  • Syriac paleography.
  • Cataloging Syriac books: old catalogs and new web tools.
  • A comparative perspective: Arabic, Coptic, Armenian codicology, and illustration.

Aim

The summer school will enable students and scholars who already know Syriac, and/or have a basic knowledge of codicology, to study, analyze and describe Syriac manuscripts, from Late Antique age to the present, in a comparative perspective (with respect to Arabic, Coptic, Armenian manuscript culture), as cultural products, both material and immaterial.

Skills in cataloging and art-historical analysis will be attained.

Who can apply

MA students, Ph.D. students, anybody interested in Syriac codicology.

Language

English

Program intensity

Full-time

Application

Application requirements

Basic knowledge of the Syriac language, and/or basic knowledge of codicology and book studies, Eastern and/or Western.

Required documents

  • Identity Document (passport in case you are a foreign student)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae

ECTS

3

Fees

0 euro

Period

1 - 6 February 2021

Application Deadline

31 October 2020

Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

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