The 8th Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI) will
be held at the Hilandar Research Library, The Ohio State University on June
22–July 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:
Palaeography and Readings
in Church Slavonic as the "Medieval Slavic Workshop" (Slavic 8714).
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.