Showing posts from October 4, 2015

Start learning Syriac: Minesota/Dumbarton Oakas Summer School 2015

Dumbarton Oaks and the HILL MUSEUM & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY (HMML) announce a new four-week intensive introduction to Syriac language and paleography, July 10 to August 6, 2016. The program, sponsored and funded by Dumbarton Oaks, will be hosted at HMML, located on the campus of Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota. The summer school will include a long weekend in Washington, DC, to visit Dumbarton Oaks and other institutions in the area to learn more about their resources for Byzantine and Eastern Christian studies. Approximately ten places will be available to doctoral students and recent PhDs, including including early-career faculty members, who can demonstrate the value of Syriac for their teaching and research. All costs apart from travel to and from Saint John's University (nearest airport: Minneapolis-St Paul) will be covered by Dumbarton Oaks, including the weekend in Washington, DC. Mornings will be devoted to Syriac language instruction by Prof. Sc

A great suite of web tools for the study of medieval manuscripts: Latin, Syriac, Armenian, Greek and Arabic

From the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library here is a set of fantastic tools: SCHOOL offers lessons in paleography, codicology, and transcription.  FOLIO provides annotated manuscript pages for study and practice in transcription.  LEXICON explains terms used in manuscript studies.  REFERENCE contains bibliography and links to digitized print resources. Enjoy!