Winter School in Latin Paleography and Codicology in Rome

Author: Medieval Institute

Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana 4
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

What better place to learn about the Latin paleography and codicology than in Rome! 

With the kind collaboration of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV), the University of Notre Dame will offer its Winter School in Latin Paleography and Codicology at its Rome Global Gateway this January. Co-sponsored by The Medieval Institute and Center for Italian Studies, this two-week intensive course will introduce participants to various aspects of Latin paleography and codicology, offering a balance of theoretical and practical applications.

Participants will develop a mastery of abbreviation systems; the ability to identify, classify, localize, and date western book hands ca. 1100-1500; and an understanding of the historical development and influence of Latin scripts. Codicological principles and an introduction to analytical manuscript description will enable participants to interpret the manuscript as a complete object by utilizing physical properties such as collation, ruling patterns, and decoration in parallel with the script. Evening lectures by specialists will provide in-depth supplementary content to particular aspects of the seminars.

This year's program will run from January 8th through January 19th. Congratulations to all students who have been awarded a spot!