Monday, June 25, 2012

The SCRIPTO graduate 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 VI offers additional research seminars by E. Kwakkel (Leiden) and A. Stieldorf (Bamberg), a practical training course in medieval bookbinding by M. Strebel (Hunzenschwil, CH) as well as an expected study trip to Sweden. Participants will also have the opportunity to work on a common research project.

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

Sessions will take place in Erlangen (Universitätsbibliothek), Munich (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek), Nuremberg (Stadtbibliothek) and Wolfenbüttel (Herzog August Bibliothek) at a fee of 1280 Euros per participant (which includes travel and accommodations for seminars outside of Erlangen). It is possible to take part in chosen modules instead of taking part in the complete programme (The fee will be reduced). Further information may be obtained online:

SCRIPTO VI will run from 22 April 2013 until 29 June 2013. 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 1 March 2013. 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 have to mention this in their application).

Those applicants accepted for the course will be charged 1280 Euros and will receive a document stating the terms of agreement and detailed information about the course, including the timetable.

In 2013 again, the Paul Lehmann Graduate Fellowship (1500 €) will be awarded to a young scholar who wishes to apply for SCRIPTO VI. For further information see the web page mentioned above.

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Institut für Alte Sprachen
Mittellatein und Neulatein
Kochstr. 4/3, D-91054 Erlangen

Tel.: (0049 9131) 85 22414 / 22415

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