For graduate students, advanced undergraduates, faculty, and independent scholars with a research interest in Arabic manuscripts. The program welcomes international applicants.
The 2023 course will be taught remotely, and all classes will be held on Zoom.
June 19 to 30, 2023
15 maximum, 10 minimum
Open to all individuals with a basic understanding of the classical Arabic language and a professional and scholarly interest in manuscripts. Beginner-level students will receive preference in the application process.
March 1, 2023
Sessions are held Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. CT, a total of 20 instructional hours. The course will:
Introduce students to the study of Arabic manuscripts in historical, cultural, and material dimensions.
Provide basic introduction to paleography, codicology, and philological practices, with a special focus on the application of these skills in a digital context.
Engage with a wide range of scholarly reference tools for the study of Arabic manuscripts.
Introduce students to a diversity of Arabic manuscript traditions from West Africa and the Middle East, both Islamic and Christian.
By the end of the course, students will be able to contribute to the scholarly description of a previously uncataloged manuscript from the HMML collection.
Faculty for 2023
Guest faculty:Dr. Lucia Raggetti, Professor of the History of Science, University of Bologna, Italy.