Digital Palaeography Summer School

In collaboration with the
Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen

1-12 August 2022


The Institute for Digital Humanitities at the University of Göttingen, with generous support from the Volkswagen Foundation, is pleased to announce its inaugural international digital palaeography summer school. Applications are due by 30 April 2022.

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.

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, multispectral imaging and deep learning methods in palaeography.

Successful applicants to the summer school will receive free accommodation for 13 nights (in shared 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 documents in English or German:

-A CV
-A motivation letter (no longer than 1 page)
-An application form (download here)

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

-How this programme will enhance your graduate studies.
-Your level of Latin (a basic knowledge of Latin is mandatory).
-Whether you require a contribution towards your travel costs (bursaries will be given out based on need and full costs cannot be covered; please apply to your institution in the first instance).

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 [@] uni [-] goettingen [.] de.