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 Conference Erlangen (STE) - Libraries in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period

Led by internationally recognized specialists, the SCRIPTO conference at Erlangen (STE) will trace the development of library science from the Carolingians to the humanists and pay particular attention to the actors involved and their networks. The conference does not aim at completeness, but proposes to present various, significant types of libraries from the eighth to the sixteenth century in their making.

The SCRIPTO conference will be held from 5th to 7th December 2018 and will take place in Erlangen as well as Neustadt a.d.A. and Bamberg. The application deadline is 1st October 2018. Further information (including the application form) may be obtained here.

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 is expected to be held in spring 2019 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 2019 (expected date). Those applicants accepted to the course will presumably be charged €350. 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 2020, sessions will take place in Bamberg. The application deadline is 15th January 2020 (expected date). The language of instruction is German. 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 is expected to be held in 2020, sessions will take place in the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel. The application deadline is 1st March 2020 (expected date). Those applicants accepted to the course will presumably be charged €350 (accommodation included). 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 2020, sessions will take place in St. Gall Stiftsbibliothek and St. Gall Stiftsarchiv. The application deadline is 1st April 2020 (expected date). Further information (including the application form) may be obtained here.