summer school

manuSciences '17
French German Summer School

Villa Clythia, FRÉJUS, France
10 - 15 September 2017

From fragments to books - from identification to interpretation

manuSciences' 17 will focus on a multi-facetted investigation of manuscripts adding new chemical and physical analyses, imaging methods and techniques from computer sciences to classical philology, palaeography, codicology, linguistics and history


  • To facilitate knowledge exchange between young scientists and experts in manuscript sciences
  • To provide an interdisciplinary discussion forum and to develop cooperation among experts in manuscript studies
  • To promote awareness of new technologies in manuscripts studies


Leif Glaser - Roger Easton - Oliver Hahn - Marcus Liwicki - Eve Menei - Ira Rabin - Hasia Rimon - Uzi Smilansky - Marc Smith - Peter Stokes - Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra - Dominique Stutzmann - Keith Knox


History of Papyrus - History of Parchment - History of Paper - Inks & Pigments - Instrumental Analysis - Multispectral Imaging and Data Treatment - Introduction to Palaeography - Codicology and TEI - Automatic Layout Analysis - Computer Palaeography - Computer analysis of Inscribed 3D Objects

Practical courses

XRF - Microscopy, Reflectography, FTIR & Raman spectroscopy - Multispectral Imaging & Data Treatment - Computational Image Treatment


BAM Abteilung Material und Umwelt, Fachbereich Kunst- und Kulturgutanalyse
EPHE/PSL Paris Research University
CSMC Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures


Deadline: May 1st, 2017

Application should include

  • letter of motivation
  • letter of recommendation (except for university lecturers)
  • CV
  • For those already working in the field, we also encourage to submit an abstract (one-page camera-ready, pdf- or word-document) for a poster presentation.

E-mail to

Notification of acceptance June 10th


Inscription Fee: 150 € (non-refundable, payable until July 3rd, 2017, after that date the fee is 200 €)
Accommodation (twin-room) and board (6 days): 390 €
Important: Financial support (e.g. for lodging and food) can be granted based on the application (letter of recommendation, CV). Please specify when applying.
We expect to be able to financially support a large number of participants.


Directions to Villa Clythia, CAES du CNRS, 83600 FRÉJUS France


Poster for manuSciences '17