Latin Paleography and Medieval Liturgy
University of Ghent, 20 – 22 October 2014
Application deadline: 31 August 2014
This Autumn School is organised for MA and PhD-students in Medieval Studies (art history, history, philosophy, literature, music, etc.) who are required to work with handwritten medieval documents in Latin or with liturgical sources and texts containing liturgical quotations or references.
The Autumn School starts with two days of parallel courses in Latin Paleography and Medieval Liturgy, taught by leading experts in the field.
The sessions about Medieval Liturgy focus, after an elaborate introduction to the various liturgical books, on the liturgical conventions in France and Germany, on liturgy and music, on liturgy and architecture and on books of hours.
The sessions about Latin paleography explain the interactions between paleography, Diplomatics and Codicology, and will then focus on different scripts, the evolution and layout of the page and reading practices, the organisation of the scriptoria and the position of the scribe.
On the third day of the course, workshops are organized for each theme, in which all topics dealt with during the previous days will be brought together in an interactive session.
In the space of three days, students will thus acquire a basic knowledge of either Latin Paleography or Medieval Liturgy as well the skills to implement this knowledge in their own research projects.
For the course on Latin Paleography, students need to have already a basic knowledge of (classical) Latin grammar and vocabulary. For the course in Medieval Liturgy, no previous knowledge is required.
Both courses are delivered in English. Since both courses are taught at the same time, participants can enrol for only one course.
For further information on programme and registration, see here.