SCRIPTO
A University Programme for Graduate Medievalists
and Early Modern Sepcialists

Logo 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 books and their interpretation. It combines research and instruction within the framework of a uniquely innovative course of European, not to say world-wide, interest. At the end of each of its modules the successful candidates will be awarded a diploma from Friedrich-Alexander University.

SCRIPTO Workshop Paris (SWSP)

Carolingian Writing Culture

In the Carolingian society, writing is a constant reference of the intellectual elite and it is not surprising that at that time the two senses of the word (writing as making of texts and as script) are narrowly linked. The workshop offers an introduction to the textual and visual strategies of the high middle ages. A concluding session with the manuscript treasures of the Bibliothèque nationale de France will allow participants a direct approach to Carolingian writing in all its forms. The workshop is open to graduates in medieval studies. It is jointly organized by the Chair for Medieval and Renaissance Latin at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen (Prof. Dr. Michele C. Ferrari) within the SCRIPTO Graduate Program, and by the BNF. Lecturers are Michael I. Allen (University of Chicago), Charlotte Denoël (BNF), Michele C. Ferrari (FAU), Rolf Grosse (Institut historique allemand) and Stefan Weber (FAU).

The next SWSP will be hold from 21th to 23th June 2017 and sessions will take place in the BNF and the Institut historique allemand in Paris. Teaching language will be English and French. Participants will be awarded a certificate from the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. The application deadline is April 30, 2017. There is no fee but the number of participants is limited. Applicants should write enclosing a full CV to:

Prof. Dr. Michele C. Ferrari, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität – Mittellatein und Neulatein,
Kochstr. 4/3, 91054 Erlangen (Germany)
michele.ferrari@fau.de

Medieval Book Illumination. History, Iconography, Technical & Stilistic Aspects. An Introduction

The SCRIPTO Summer School Nürnberg (SSSN) offers an introduction to Medieval Book Illumination. This module will be discussing questions of history, contents, function and technology of the medieval illuminated book as well as art historical research methods. Extensive study and examination of manuscripts held by the collection of the City Library in Nuremberg will provide a guideline for scientific research.

The next course will be hold from 4th to 7th April 2017 and sessions will take place in the City Library in Nuremberg. The languages of instruction are German and English. The application deadline is 1st February 2017. Those applicants accepted to the course will be charged €350. Further information (including the application form) may be obtained here.

Introduction to the digital cataloguing of manuscripts

The SCRIPTO Summer School Wolfenbüttel (SSSW) offers an introduction to XML, TEI-P5 and application software, and provides both knowledge and skills in order to describe medieval and early modern manuscripts in TEI and MXM. Moreover, participants will be informed about the management and publication of manuscript descriptions in databases and printed catalogues.

The next course will be held from 12th to 16th June 2017, sessions will take place in the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel. The application deadline is 1st March 2017. Those applicants accepted to the course will be charged €350 (accommodation included). Further information (including the application form) may be obtained here.

Horae Bambergenses (Medieval Latin)

The SCRIPTO Summer School Bamberg (SSSB) offers within its course Horae Bambergenses an introduction to the Latin language down to the time of Humanism, conveys a thorough grounding in postclassical Latinity and its cultural-historical context, and points out the most important research tools for the study of Medieval and Early modern subjects via seminars and tutorials. Our goal is to achieve an in-depth introduction to Medieval Latin down to the 15th century in its specific cultural contexts.

The next course is expected to be held in March 2018, sessions will take place in Bamberg. The language of instruction is German. Further information (including the application form) may be obtained here.

Medieval Writing Culture (V to XV c.)
The SCRIPTO Summer School St. Gall (SSSS) offers an introduction to history, morphology and cultural impact of western script (V to XV c.). The precious manuscripts of the Stiftsbibliothek will serve as exemplars for introducing and discussing the different historical types of script.

The next course is expected to be held in the summer of 2018, sessions will take place in St. Gall Stiftsbibliothek and St. Gall Stiftsarchiv. The application deadline is 1 April 2018. Those applicants accepted to the course will be charged €475 / CHF500 (accommodation and field trip included). Further information (including the application form) may be obtained here.