LUCIS Summer School on Manuscripts from the Muslim World

From Tuesday 29 May until Friday 8 June 2012, LUCIS, in cooperation with the Scaliger Institute, organises a summer school on manuscripts from the muslim world. Deadline for application: 1 April 2012.

The summer school is aimed at graduate (MA and PhD) students and researchers who have an interest in handwritten materials from the Muslim world. The programme consists of a series of theoretical lectures and hands-on practice with samples from the world famous manuscript collections of the Leiden University Library.

During the summer school, Leiden specialists will provide theoretical instructions on issues of editing, paleography, conservation and technical aspects of oriental manuscripts, as well as general topics such as literacy and orality and the transmission of knowledge in the Islamic manuscript culture. Using this information, each participant will complete an assignment involving the production of a sample critical edition under the supervision of the instructors. During the summer school each participant will be given full library privileges in order to have access to the Leiden University Library manuscript collection for preparing and carrying out individual research projects. During this course it will be possible to work with Arabic, Persian or Ottoman manuscripts from the Leiden University collection under expert supervision.

Practical information

Language of instruction: English.
Costs: € 750 (including access to the library). Accommodation and living expenses are to be covered by the participants.
The deadline to apply is 1 April 2012.
Applications should include:

  • a letter of motivation specifying what research language(s) are mastered
  • a CV
  • a certificate testifying command of the English language (TOEFL 550 or equivalent)
  • Application form

For more information, please see here.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 to Friday, June 8, 2012