Prof. Devel.: Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (Ohio State Univ.)

June 19 – July 14 2017

The Hilandar Research Library (HRL), the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS), and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures (DSEELC) at The Ohio State University host a biennial four-week intensive Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI) for qualified graduate students in Columbus, Ohio.

Participants work with original Cyrillic manuscripts dating to the 15th-19th centuries in the HRL collection. Manuscript material on microform from the Hilandar Research Library’s extensive holdings forms a large part of the lectures and exercises. The Institute includes two courses: Practical Slavic Paleography and Readings in Church Slavonic as the Medieval Slavic Workshop (Slavic 8741). There is also a program of lectures on related topics, and other activities. All lectures are in English.

Applicants must be graduate students with a BA degree and with a reading knowledge of Cyrillic and of at least one Slavic language. Preference is given to applicants with reading knowledge of Old Church Slavonic or some other pre-modern Slavic language.

The Hilandar Research Library, the largest repository of medieval Slavic Cyrillic texts on microform in the world, includes holdings from over 100 monastic, private, museum, and library collections of twenty-three countries. There are over 6000 Cyrillic manuscripts on microform in the HRL, as well as over 1000 Cyrillic early pre-1800 printed books on microform. The holdings range from the eleventh to twentieth centuries, with a particularly strong collection of manuscripts from the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries. About half of the manuscripts are East Slavic, with much of the remainder South Slavic in provenience.

Details and application here: