The 2017 MSSI Medieval Slavic Summer Institute, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA


Deadline:

February 24, 2017

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June 19 - July 14 2017

We are now accepting applications!

Application Deadline: February 24, 2017

WHO WE ARE

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 Palaeography 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.

Pursuant to a recommendation by the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies' (RCMSS) North American Advisory Council in 1998, the RCMSS in cooperation with the OSU Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures (now the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures [DSEELC]) organized and arranged the inaugural Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI) to take place in June 1999. It began as an opportunity for graduate students to learn how to physically handle original Cyrillic manuscript material, learn where to look for important clues about the content and physical make-up of the manuscript, and understand how to read the old texts and what they represented. It also presented the opportunity for participants to carry out their own individualized research in the HRL.

Under the direction and instruction of HRL Curator and RCMSS Director Predrag Matejic, HRL Curator of Slavic Early Printed Books and Manuscripts M.A. "Pasha" Johnson, and DSEELC Associate Professor Daniel Collins, as well as lectures from various scholars and lecturers, the first MSSI was 3 weeks long and had 14 participants. From there it has continued biennially as a four-week intensive seminar, holding true to the same standards and goals on which it was established.

About The Summer School

The Hilandar Research Library (HRL), the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS), and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures (SEELC) at The Ohio State University hosts a four-week intensive Summer Institute for qualified graduate students in Columbus, Ohio, every other year. The Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI) offers lectures in two areas: Practical Slavic Paleograhy and Readings in Church Slavonic. Manuscript material on microform from the Hilandar Research Library’s extensive holdings forms a large part of the lectures and exercises. There is also a program of lectures on related topics, and other activities.

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

The HRL is the largest repository of medieval Slavic Cyrillic texts on microform in the world, and includes holdings from over 100 monastic, private, museum, and library collections of twenty-three countries. There are over 6,000 Cyrillic manuscripts on microform in the HRL, as well as over 1,000 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. 

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