Applications are now open for the 2014 Minnesota Manuscript Research Laboratory (MMRL), which will be held at the University of Minnesota June 1-6, 2014. The Laboratory provides a practical, hands-on introduction to the study of manuscripts for students, faculty, and other interested individuals.
This one-week workshop will in no sense substitute for a university course in palaeography or codicology. Instead, it will orient students to these disciplines, help them evaluate scholarly arguments pertaining to manuscripts, and enable them decide if they wish to pursue further study of textual disciplines.
Click here for the 2014 MMRL Brochure and Application. Review of Applications begins March 14, 2014.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the College of Liberal Arts a $600,000 start-up grant to develop the conceptual and programmatic foundations for a new Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World. Click here for a brief describing the vision of the consortium: Brief_Sketch_of_CSPW_at_UMN
The consortium will create a new confederation of the many existing premodern studies constituencies at the University and establish a new synergistic mission to promote integrated, multidisciplinary research and teaching in global premodern studies. The consortium will also pioneer a new approach to graduate education by working to combine graduate training in established humanities and social sciences disciplines with an integrated, multidisciplinary graduate program in global premodern studies.
J.B. Shank (History & Center for Early Modern History) served as principal investigator on the proposal, with Andrew Scheil (English & Center for Medieval Studies) and Marguerite Ragnow (James Ford Bell Library) as co-investigators.
Click here to view our complete Spring 2014 Calendar. Events are Thursdays at 4pm in 1210 Heller Hall unless otherwise noted.