The University of Avignon is organizing a Graduate Summer School devoted each year to writing practices in Southern France and adjacent lands (Catalonia, Languedoc, Provence, Liguria and papal lands), from the twelfth to the eighteenth century. It seeks to shed light on the uses of writing in the Mediterranean area. The goal of the Graduate Summer School is to provide high-level technical training in the history of the various writing practices of chanceries, clerical offices, notarial offices, scriptoria, writing and decoration workshops, etc.) as well as on the social dimensions of the written word in the Northern Mediterranean crescent from Valencia to Bologna and over a long period of time, which will afford many opportunities to put peculiarities and innovations into perspective.
Candidates must be Ph.D. students or graduate students in their final year (or the equivalent for foreign students) in medieval or modern history. Applications from all countries are welcome.
Registration for the Graduate Summer School 2009 session will begin on March 15, 2009. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2009. For the preparation of application materials please visit http://ecolethematique.univ-avignon.fr (all application materials must be filled out in French). Ten candidates will be selected to participate in the 2009 session. Foreign applicants are especially encouraged to apply.
The successful candidates’ accommodation on campus (and travel expenses for European Union students) is provided. No tuition is charged.
For further information please visit the site of the Graduate Summer School http://ecolethematique.univ-avignon.fr or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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