SCRIPTO Summer School Wolfenbüttel

Introduction to the digital cataloguing of manuscripts


Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, expected summer 2018


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 one-week course addresses all graduates of medieval subjects and usually takes place annually. It is jointly organized by the Chair for Medieval and Renaissance Latin at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Prof. Dr. Michele C. Ferrari) within the SCRIPTO Graduate Program, and by the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel (Torsten Schaßan, Dept. Handschriften und Sondersammlungen).
It is essential that participants bring their own notebooks with them, including special software. Before the course begins, a complete Java environment (e.g. http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/widget/jdk6.jsp) as well as the XML editor Oxygen (e.g. http://www.oxygenxml.com/download.html; complimentary 30 days test licence) should be installed on the notebooks. You will also find links to this software on the following page in the section "Materialien/Links": http://www.hab.de/de/home/ueber-uns/kompetenzzentrum/handschriftenzentrum/scripto.html. Together with other documents of the Herzog August Bibliothek, participants will receive a voucher which provides personal access to the local WLAN in Wolfenbüttel.



Participants will be awarded a certificate from the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg detailing a workload equivalent to a maximum of 10 ECTS.

Those applicants accepted for the course will presumably be charged €350 (accommodation in double rooms is included; single rooms are only possible at an additional charge).
Please submit your applications before March 1st, 2018 (expected date).

Admission form can be downloaded here.
Please send your admission form and full CV by post to:

Prof. Dr. Michele C. Ferrari
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität
Mittellatein und Neulatein
Kochstr. 4/3
91054 Erlangen

or by e-mail to Dr. Stefan Weber.

For more details, please refer to the Chair for Medieval and Renaissance Latin at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Dr. Stefan Weber) or to the SCRIPTO page of the Herzog August Bibliothek.



Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel: www.hab.de