Summer Course: “Reading Aljamiado Mansucripts,” Mediterranean Studies Summer Skills Seminar, August 12-15, 2024 via Teams

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From the seminar:

This four-day intensive skills seminar will provide participants with an overview of the interests and preoccupations of the Muslim communities of Aragon in the fifteenth, sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries, as expressed on their own terms, in their own texts, using this unique alphabetic system. We will read, discuss and analyze unpublished and published manuscript fragments held today in various archives and libraries around the world, from the perspective of literal meaning, linguistics, sociology, material culture, historical context, and so on. The focus is on “hands-on” skills, and we will read Aljamiado manuscripts together, progressing through increasingly challenging texts as the course proceeds and students’ abilities develop. The contents will be catered as much as possible to the participants’ interests and needs. Medievalists and Modernists in all fields, graduate students, and qualified undergraduate students, as well as library and archival professionals are encouraged to apply.

The regular application period ends April 15, 2024.  For application and payment details, see here.