The Medieval Institute at Notre Dame is once again pleased to offer in the Summer of 2003 specialized courses for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to polish the skills they need for their scholarly research and to pursue less-studied fields. In Summer 2003 the Institute will offer courses in medieval Latin, Latin paleography and Bio-Cultural Anthropology.
Frank A. C. Mantello will teach Medieval Latin (MI 570), 17 June-1 August 2003. This course is an introduction to the Latin language and literature of the late antique and medieval periods (ca. A.D. 200-1500) for those who have attained at least an intermediate level in classical Latin. Designed to move students toward independent work with medieval Latin texts, the course will emphasize the close reading and careful translation of a variety of representative medieval Latin texts and documents, with attention to vocabulary and word formation, orthography and pronunciation, morphology and syntax, and prose styles and metrics. Students are strongly encouraged also to register for the one-credit Intensive Latin Review (MI 571), which will be taught concurrently, 17-27 June. It provides a review of the principal constructions of classical Latin syntax and is designed for those who have completed both elementary and intermediate classical Latin or the equivalent and wish to study medieval Latin.
Professor Mantello will also teach Latin Paleography (MI 517), 17 June-1 August. An introduction to the study of medieval writing materials and practices and of Latin scripts from Antiquity to the early Renaissance, this course equips students with the skills necessary to make use of Latin manuscripts in their research and will focus on practical exercises in identifying, transcribing, dating, and localizing the various scripts. Prerequisite: Both elementary and intermediate classical Latin or the equivalent, taken recently for college credit; or, “Medieval Latin” (MI 570) or the equivalent.
Susan G. Sheridan and Robert Haak will offer a course on Research in Biocultural Anthropology (MI 587A) 29 May - 9 July. This hands-on research course engages students in an experiential learning environment by immersing them in anthropological method and theory. Using the large Byzantine St. Stephen's skeletal collection from Jerusalem as the cornerstone, historical and archaeological information is synthesized in a bio-cultural reconstruction of ancient monastic life. Students will conduct original research, share in an active field trip program, and participate in a lecture program delivered by top scholars in the fields of biological anthropology, classics, and Near Eastern studies. Students develop a suite of methodological skills in the natural and social sciences, explore artifacts and life ways of the study population, delve into the pertinent literature using several world-class libraries, develop skills for collaborative research, and discover the importance of a holistic approach to a fuller understanding of life in the past.
Estimated costs for summer 2003 tuition are as follows: General Fee - $45.00; $398 per undergraduate credit hour ($1194 for 3 credit course); $270per graduate credit hour ($810 for 3 credit course); Single room w/AC (graduate students only) $148.00 per week; Single room w/ no AC - $109.00 per week.
CARA Awards. Two students taking “Medieval Latin” or “Latin Paleography” for credit will be awarded full tuition scholarships, funded by the Medieval Academy through the Committee on Centers and Regional Associations (CARA). Applicants for these scholarships, who must be members of the Medieval Academy, should send a letter of intent, three letters of recommendation, and a transcript to the address below. The deadline is 25 April 2003.
For further information on the Medieval Institute’s Summer 2003 program, contact James Mixson via email or visit the website. A summer session Bulletin of Information and course/housing application may be obtained from the Summer Session Office, University of Notre Dame, 510 Main Bldg., Notre Dame, IN 46556; email: email@example.com.
CARA Summer Scholarships
James D. Mixson
The Medieval Institute
University of Notre Dame
715 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, IN 46556
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