Summer School in Digital Palaeography

with a focus on Digital Editing and Imaging Science

24 July-4 August 2023

The Institute for Digital Humanities at the University of Göttingen, in collaboration with the Göttingen State and University Library, and with generous support from the Volkswagen Foundation, is pleased to announce its annual international digital palaeography summer school.
The summer school is intended as an intensive training programme for graduate students, in both traditional Latin palaeography and codicology, and in the latest digital technologies applicable in these disciplines. This year’s focus is on how these fields interface with digital editing and imaging science.
The programme will consist of sessions on the history of the script of Latin manuscript books in the medieval West, including transcription practice, in the mornings. Afternoon sessions will introduce students to digital methodologies and tools in fragmentology, codicology, editing, and cataloguing, as well as to TEI-XML and hyper- and multispectral imaging.
Successful applicants to the summer school will receive free accommodation for 13 nights (in individual self-catered rooms) and those who require them will also receive contributions towards their travel costs.
Programme director: Dr. Anna Dorofeeva.

Application process

All applicants should submit the following in English, in three separate PDF files:

1. An application form (download here)
2. A motivation letter (no longer than 2 pages)
3. A short CV (no longer than 1 page)

In the motivation letter, applicants are requested to address the following:

-How this summer school will enhance your graduate programme. Please describe, in detail, exactly how the school will help your research and/or study.
-Your level of Latin (a basic knowledge of Latin is mandatory).
-Please indicate whether you urgently require a contribution towards your travel costs. Limited travel bursaries are available on a needs-assessed basis. Full costs cannot be covered; please apply to your institution in the first instance.

People of colour, first-generation students, people with a migratory or refugee background, and those with unconventional academic CVs are explicitly invited to apply.

Applications are due by 31 March 2023.

No prior palaeographical or digital humanities experience is required.

The teaching language of the summer school is English.

Applications should be sent by email to Jakob Vogel, co-organiser of the summer school, at jakob [.] vogel [@] uni [-] goettingen [.] de. Decisions will be sent to all applicants in mid-May.