SCRIPTO Summer School St. Gall

Medieval Writing Culture (V to XV c.)

Stiftsbibliothek St. Gall, expected 2020

SCRIPTO Summer School St. Gall (SSSS) will provide an introduction to history, morphology and cultural impact of western script (V to XV c.). The precious manuscripts of the Stiftsbibliothek will serve as exemplars for introducing and discussing the different historical types of script.

The Summer school will offer additional seminars on early Medieval diplomatic scripts (to be held in the Stiftsarchiv St. Gall) and on history and technology of bookbinding in the Middle Ages, as well as a public lecture.
This one-week course is open to graduated medievalists of all academic disciplines. The language of instruction is German. The number of participants is strictly limited to ten.
The course is jointly organized by the Chair for Medieval and Renaissance Latin (Prof. Dr. Michele C. Ferrari) within the SCRIPTO Graduate Program, and by the Abbey Library at St. Gall (Dr. Cornel Dora).

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

Those applicants accepted for the course will be charged €475 / CHF500 (Please note that accommodation is included) and will receive a document stating the terms of agreement and detailed information about the course, including the timetable. Please submit your application before 1st April 2020 (expected date).

Application form can be downloaded here.
Please send your application including full CV by post to:

Prof. Dr. Michele C. Ferrari
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-Nürnberg (Dr. Stefan Weber).

Blog entry to SSSS:

Stiftsbibliothek St. Gall:

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1395, p. 418
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 50, p.439

Photo: Boris Mijat/FAU

Formation of the cooperation agreement between the FAU and the Stiftsbibliothek St. Gall in the spring of 2016. From left to right: Prof. Dr. Michele C. Ferrari (Medieval and Renaissance Latin), Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger (President of the FAU) and Dr. Cornel Dora (Stiftsbibliothek St. Gall).
Further information may be obtained here.