Summer/Winter Programs

Greek Paleography and Codicology

Winter School in Greek Paleography and Codicology

With the kind collaboration of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican Library, BAV), from 9 to 20 January 2017, the American Academy in Rome will offer its second Winter School in Greek Paleography and Codicology. The two curators of Greek manuscripts at the BAV, Dr Timothy Janz and Dr András Németh, together with Prof. Niels Gaul of the University of Edinburgh, will teach the courses and supervise manuscript research. The two-week course will introduce participants to various aspects of manuscript studies and offer an interactive dialogue between theory and practice.

In collaboration with the Vatican Library

Reading classes in small groups will familiarize the participants with different forms of Greek script through sight-reading practice. A special feature of this course will be the extensive library visits at the Vatican Library, which will enable each student to improve individual research skills according to given criteria, with the aid of the tutors. Seminars on the history of Greek script and on codicology will address theoretical and practical aspects of the study of Greek manuscripts, while discussion sessions will offer a chance to share research experience within the group and to discuss various problems of theory and practice based on experience at the Library. 

Several evening lectures by specialists will complete the course, including Msgr. Paul Canart of the Vatican Library.

Applications from graduate and postgraduate students of Classics, History, Theology/Religious Studies, and Byzantine Studies are welcome. Students from Italian and European institutions are most welcome. The course will be taught in English. Prior knowledge of Greek is essential. Applications should include a CV, a letter of intent specifying Greek language experience, research topic, and explaining the applicant’s need for training in paleography and codicology.

Dates:  January 9-20 2017

Application deadline: December 1, 2016

Costs:

Tuition: 500 euro, 544 American dollars

For payments in Euros through the Rome Office you can:
- send a check made out to the American Academy in Rome to the Rome address ( Via Angelo Masina, 5 00153 Roma) to the attention of Francesco Cagnizzi
or
- make a bank transfer to the  American Academy in Rome (Unicredit Bank IBAN IT 50 X 02008 05031 000400543095, BIC SWIFT CODE   UNCRITM1015)
or
- provide us with your credit card details by phoning +39 06 5846426

Housing: Housing is available at the American Academy for those who require it: 

Shared room in an apartment: 450 euro for two weeks 

Single room: 770 euro for two weeks

Room availability cannot be guaranteed and applicants should indicate their need for housing in their application.

Meals: Meals can be purchased at the Academy for 15 euro for lunch, and 27 euro for dinner. Meals are not included in the costs of the program.