This online, 3-day intensive course delves into the intricacies of Arabic paleography and codicology. It offers a comprehensive exploration of ancient Islamic manuscripts, emphasizing their scripts, styles, and material components.
Participants will cultivate a fundamental understanding of Arabic manuscript analysis and interpretation, extracting historical, cultural, and linguistic insights from the manuscripts’ writing systems, layouts, and other physical characteristics.
– Instructor: Prof. Dr. Arianna D’Ottone Rambach, Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at Sapienza-University of Rome.
– Language: English
– Date: 25-27 March 2024
– Time: 9 AM – 5 PM CET (6 hours per day)
– Day 1: Introduction to Arabic Codicology
– Session 1: Overview of Codicology: Understanding its definition and significance.
– Session 2: Arabic Manuscript Production: Insights into materials, writing supports, formats, and bookbinding techniques.
– Session 3: Codicological Analysis: Examination of manuscripts’ physical features, pagination, watermarks, and more.
– Day 2: Introduction to Arabic Paleography
– Session 1: Understanding Arabic Scripts: Delve into different scripts and their historical progression.
– Session 2: Paleographic Analysis: Techniques and methodologies to analyze scripts in manuscripts.
– Session 3: Writing Tools and Techniques: Discover writing techniques, strokes, and letterforms.
– Day 3: Practical Applications and Case Studies
– Session 1: Deciphering Manuscripts: Techniques and strategies for reading and interpreting Arabic manuscripts.
– Session 2: Case Studies in Arabic Codicology and Paleography: Analyze manuscripts from various historical periods, identifying unique features and characteristics.
About the Course Instructor:
Prof. Dr. Arianna D’Ottone Rambach is an Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at Sapienza-University of Rome. She’s also a Junior Fellow at the Sapienza School for Advanced Studies (SSAS) and a Corresponding member of the Académie Royale des Sciences d’Outre-Mer (Bruxelles). Currently, she teaches Arabic Language and Arabic Paleography: Codicology and Numismatics.
Upon completion, attendees will have acquired foundational knowledge in the analysis and interpretation of Arabic manuscripts. They’ll be adept in identifying physical features, recognizing varied Arabic scripts, and grasping the importance of paleography and codicology in the preservation of the Arabic written tradition.
Upon successful completion of training course, participants will be duly awarded a certificate in recognition of their acquired expertise.
This course is tailored for master’s and Ph.D. students in related disciplines who seek to augment their academic expertise.
Interested applicants must fill out the provided form by 15th October 2023.
Registration Form: https://forms.gle/iKpZAH6utmvZyACk7
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