Thursday, December 2, 2010

SCRIPTO IV at Erlangen starts in May

SCRIPTO IV at Erlangen starts in May

The SCRIPTO programme (Scholarly Codicological Research, Information & Palaeographical Tools) at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg aims to provide a systematic, research-oriented introduction to the study of medieval and early modern books and their interpretation. It combines research and instruction within the framework of a uniquely innovative course, at the end of which each candidate will be awarded a diploma from Friedrich-Alexander-University.

SCRIPTO is made up of a broad spectrum of subjects and offers the following courses:

- History and principles of cataloguing
- Text typology (philosophical and theological texts; literary texts; liturgy; music; law, medicine; medieval Latin)
- Book illumination (technology, stylistic history, illustrational typology, iconography); palaeography
- Codicology; incunabula studies
- Informatics (use and construction of databanks for the interpretation, drawing up and administration of information about manuscripts; preparation of printed catalogues).

SCRIPTO IV offers research seminars by Guglielmo Cavallo (La Sapienza, Rome), Nicole Bériou (IRHT, Paris) and Rudolf Gamper (Vadiana St Gall).

The German Manuscript Centres in Berlin, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart and Wolfenbüttel are supportive of the SCRIPTO programme.

SCRIPTO sessions will take place in Erlangen (Universitätsbibliothek), Munich (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek), Nuremberg (Stadtbibliothek) and Wolfenbüttel (Herzog August Bibliothek) at a fee of 1080 € (which includes travel and accommodations for seminars outside of Erlangen (Munich; four days in Prague; Wolfenbüttel) per participant. Further information may be obtained online:

SCRIPTO IV will run from 2 May 2011 until 13 July 2011. Applicants should write enclosing a full CV to:

Prof. Dr. Michele C. Ferrari


Mittellatein und Neulatein

Kochstr. 4/3

D-91054 Erlangen (Germany)

The application deadline is 4 April 2011. The language of instruction is German. Foreign participants, however, will be able to take German language courses at Friedrich-Alexander-University if they so wish. They should mention this in their application.

Those applicants accepted for the course will be charged 1080 € Euros and will receive a document stating the terms of agreement and detailed information about the course, including the timetable.

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