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Summer School - Syriac Codicology and Paleography, 8 - 13 June, 2020, University of Pisa, Italy

University of Pisa


April 10, 2020

Event Date:

June 08, 2020 - June 13, 2020

Opportunity Cover Image - Summer School - Syriac Codicology and Paleography, 8 - 13 June, 2020, University of Pisa, Italy

Syriac Codicology and Paleography

Codicology of Syriac Manuscripts from Late Antiquity to the present: the making of the Syriac book (materials, tools, layout; the scribe at work).
The book and its content: typology of Syriac book production.
The art of the Syriac book: illustration and decoration.
Syriac paleography.
Cataloguing Syriac books: old catalogues and new web tools.
A comparative perspective: Arabic, Coptic, Armenian codicology and illustration.


The summer school will enable students and scholars who already know Syriac, and/or have a basic knowledge of codicology, to study, analyze and describe Syriac manuscripts, from Late Antique age to the present, in a comparative perspective (with respect to Arabic, Coptic, Armenian manuscript culture), as cultural products, both material and immaterial.
Skills in cataloguing and arthistorical analysis will be attained.

Who can apply

MA students, PhD students, anybody interested in Syriac codicology.



Program intensity



Application requirements

Basic knowledge of the Syriac language, and/or basic knowledge of codicology and book studies, Eastern and/or Western.

Required documents

  • Identity Document (*PASSPORT in case you are a foreign student*)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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Publish Date
March 22, 2020


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