The 2012 Minnesota Manuscript Research Laboratory
The Laboratory’s purpose is to provide an orientation to the study of medieval manuscripts and their contents to qualified graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and other interested individuals.
During the week beginning June 3th, 2012, the Laboratory will hold a workshop to give participants a practical, hands-on introduction to the study of manuscripts at an important research center, the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library.
Facilities, accommodations, amenities:
The workshop sessions will be held at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, at Saint John’s University and Saint John’s Abbey, which are world-renowned for their extensive collection of microfilm and digital images of medieval manuscripts. Their ever-expanding collection contains images of over 100,000 medieval manuscripts. Students will also have access to the Alcuin Library at Saint John’s, which contains not only a collection of rare printed books, but also extensive materials on the history of religion, including many books and journals difficult to find elsewhere in the state. Students will be housed in a dormitory on the Saint John’s campus and take meals in the campus refectory. They will also be welcome to attend, as observers or participants, monastic prayer services, which continue a liturgical tradition established early in the Middle Ages. These services are held in Saint John’s Abbey Church, designed by the noted architect Marcel Breuer (1902-1981). In the evening, they may enjoy the beautiful grounds, where hiking, swimming and canoeing are available.
$765.00 includes workshop fee,
air-conditioned housing for five nights and all meals (three a day) and
The Manuscript Laboratory’s program design and teaching materials are largely the collaborative work of the following four Minnesota scholars:
Diane Warne Anderson (Ph.D., Duke
University) teaches Latin at Saint John's University and University of
St. Thomas. She also has taught palaeography and Latin at the University
of Minnesota, and been employed as a research scholar at HMML. Her
published research include a catalog of the Cologne Cathedral Library
manuscripts, and a study and edition of a classical florilegium.
Eight participants for the workshop will be accepted on a "first come-first serve" basis.
For a two-page application, contact:
The Center for Medieval Studies