Practical Slavic Palaeography and Readings in Church Slavonic

The 8th Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI) will be held at the Hilandar Research Library, The Ohio State University on June 22July 17, 2015.

The Hilandar Research Library (HRL), the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS), and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures (DSEELC) at The Ohio State University hosted  a four-week intensive Summer Institute for qualified graduate students in Columbus, Ohio, 22 June–17 July, 2015. The Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI) offered:

Practical Slavic Palaeography and Readings in Church Slavonic as the "Medieval Slavic Workshop" (Slavic 8714).

 All lectures will be in English.

Manuscript material on microform from the Hilandar Research Library’s extensive holdings forms a large part of the lectures and exercises. There is also a program of lectures on related topics, and other activities.

Applicants must be graduate students with a BA degree and with a reading knowledge of Cyrillic and of at least one Slavic language. Preference will be given to applicants with reading knowledge of Old Church Slavonic or some other pre-modern Slavic language.

The Hilandar Research Library, the largest repository of medieval Slavic Cyrillic texts on microform in the world, includes holdings from over 100 monastic, private, museum, and library collections of twenty-three countries. There are over 6,000 Cyrillic manuscripts on microform in the HRL, as well as over 1,000 Cyrillic early pre-1800 printed books on microform. The holdings range from the eleventh to twentieth centuries, with a particularly strong collection of manuscripts from the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries. About half of the manuscripts are East Slavic, with much of the remainder South Slavic in provenience.

 For further information on eligibility, credit, housing, financial aid, and to obtain an application to the MSSI, please contact the HRL and RCMSS at or write the Hilandar Research Library and the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies, 119 Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1286.

Ultimo aggiornamento: 04 giugno 2015