Hebrew Manuscript Studies:
Codicology, Palaeography, Diplomatics, Art History..
SUMMER WORKSHOP: 2-7 July 2017
Project Leaders: Judith Schlanger (Paris)
César Merchán-Hamann (OCHJS and Bodleian Library)
Closing date for applications: 31 May 2017
Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented interest in Hebrew manuscripts in various fields of academic Jewish studies. The development of new technologies, online accessibility of the contents of the major European Hebrew manuscript collections, and the creation of manuscripts databases and of programmes dedicated to the study and preservation of Jewish archives and libraries, have made and continue to make the manuscripts readily available for scholarly investigation. This access to information has given a new impetus to ‘the return to primary sources’ in historical research and has encouraged new editorial projects concerning medieval Hebrew texts.
Together with this renewed dynamism in historical and textual studies, there is a growing awareness of the necessity to understand the material and cognitive aspects involved in manuscript production and circulation. Indeed, the accessibility of the sources needs to go hand in hand with a focused preparation of students and scholars to approach these handwritten medieval sources in their specificity and complexity.
The Summer Workshop in Oxford will be a basic specialised programme in the fields of Hebrew codicology, paleography, diplomatics and art history, as applied to Hebrew manuscripts. Several specialists will provide in-depth methodological introduction and research guidance to the fields of Hebrew manuscripts studies. The workshop is organised in collaboration with the Bodleian Library, which will allow access to original manuscripts in situ for the teaching sessions. Lecturers will include Professor Judith Schlanger, Professor Sarit Shalev-Eyni and Dr. César Merchán-Hamann.
Suitably qualified scholars and students are invited to apply. Space for the Workshop is limited and early application is advised. Selection of participants will be on the basis of the potential benefit to their studies from attending the Workshop. (Link for workshop application form)
A limited number of bursaries is available. The bursaries cover travel, tuition, accommodation and maintenance costs, and will be awarded at the discretion of the organisers on the basis of financial circumstances and suitability for the Workshop. To apply, please complete the attached form. (Link for bursary application form)
Workshop Fee: £ 50
Applications should reach the Centre by 31 May 2017.
Applicants will be informed on 15 June 2017 whether their application has been successful and the Workshop Fee will be due for payment by 30 June 2017.
For more detailed information contact:
Prof. Judith Schlanger (email@example.com)
Dr. César Merchán-Hamann (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For any other queries contact:
Martine Smith-Huvers (email@example.com)
INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
- Completed Application Form (link)
- Curriculum Vitae
- List of Publications
- Reference from one academic referee (to be sent direct by the referee)
- Relevance of the Summer Workshop for your current research
- Completed Bursary Application Form, if applicable (link)
Please send all documentation to:
Walton Street Oxford OX1 2HG
- All documents should be sent as PDF files and submitted by email.
- Applicants should arrange for one academic reference to be sent directly to the same email address.
The closing date for completed applications is: 31 May 2017
Please note that the Committee will only consider complete applications. The responsibility for ensuring that the reference is received by the due date rests with the applicant.
The Centre will inform you of the result of your application on 15 June 2017.