The 2021 summer school programs have ended, but planning has begun for the summer of 2022. Check back soon for updated information.
Introduction to Arabic Manuscript Studies
For graduate students, advanced undergraduates, faculty, and independent scholars with a research interest in Arabic manuscripts. The program welcomes international applicants, but does not sponsor J visas.
The 2021 course will be taught remotely, and all classes will be held on Zoom. Introductory Manuscript courses will return to an on-campus, in-person program in 2022.
May 31, 2021 - June 11, 2021
15 maximum, 9 minimum students
Open to all individuals with a basic understanding of the classical Arabic language and a professional and scholarly interest in manuscripts
Application deadline: March 19, 2021
Sessions are held Monday- Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. CT.
Introduce students to the study of Arabic manuscripts in their 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 of their choice from the HMML collection.
Faculty for 2021
Guest faculty:Dr. Lucia Raggetti, Assistant Professor for the History of Islamic Science, University of Bologna, Italy.