An intensive survey of Latin scripts from Antiquity through the Middle Ages. Students learn to read and transcribe Latin scripts, expand abbreviations, identify and date different hands, and defend their interpretations. There is a strong emphasis on the varieties of Gothic scripts (e.g., textualis, cursiva, hybrida, etc). Students work extensively with medieval manuscripts in the collections of the Hesburgh Library.
A two-week intensive version focusing on Gothic Script is also taught as the Winter School of Latin Paleography and Codicology biannually at Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway in Rome, Italy and at the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vatican City.
An introduction to Greek paleography. The course provides an overview of majuscule and minuscule scripts used in papyri, manuscript books, and early imprints. Students develop the skills necessary to read, transcribe, and contextualize Greek manuscripts. Areas include: letter forms, abbreviations, ligatures, dating, localization, formal vs. informal hands, scriptoria, and individual scribes. Emphasis is placed on manuscripts and scripts from Late Antiquity through the Byzantine period and Italian Renaissance. Students work with Notre Dame's small but illustrative collection of papyri, Byzantine manuscripts, and Greek imprints.
Training in forensic approaches to the medieval manuscript as a physical artifact. Students learn to collect and interpret codicological data (e.g., collation, layout, decoration, bindings). These skills culminate in the ability to generate analytical manuscript descriptions and to integrate them into a larger research program. Specific treatment is given to problematic genres of manuscripts such as Bibles, liturgical manuscripts, and books of hours. Students work extensively with medieval manuscripts in the collections of the Hesburgh Library.
A reading course covering Latin literature of the late antique and medieval periods. The primary objective is to introduce students to the distinctive characteristics of post-classical Latin texts, particularly morphology, syntax, vocabulary, orthography, pronunciation, and genre. Reading, sight reading, comprehension, translation, and grammar are emphasized. Material culture (manuscripts, inscriptions, numismatics) is integrated to engage cultural dialogue and enhance sight-reading skills.
University of Notre Dame, Medieval Institute and Department of Classics
Medieval Latin Summer 2014, Summer 2017, Summer 2018
Latin Paleography Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019
Western Codicology Fall 2017
Greek Paleogarphy Fall 2018
Hiberno-Latin /Bede Fall 2018
Ovid, Metamorphoses, Books 1-5 Fall 2017
Western Codicology Tutorial Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2015, Fall 2016
Northern Manuscript Studies Fall 2016 (co-taught with CJ Jones)
Venantius Fortunatus Fall 2015
Individualized Ancient Greek I Spring 2015
Roman Poetry Summer 2013
The Bible and Liturgy Spring 2017 (co-taught with T. O'Malley)
Beginning Latin II Fall 2015
Moreau First Year Experience Fall 2015
The Ohio State University, Department of Greek and Latin
Elementary Latin I Winter 2005, Spring 2009
Elementary Latin II Spring 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Winter 2010
Intermediate Latin I Autumn 2005, Winter 2007, Winter 2008, Spring 2010
Intermediate Latin II Winter 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Summer 2009
Cicero Autumn 2009
Classical Mythology (Head TA) Summer 2007, Winter 2009
Greek Literature in Translation Winter 2004, Autumn 2008
Classical Mythology Autumn 2003, Winter 2004, Spring 2004, Autumn 2004, Spring 2006
invited seminars and workshops
January 8-19, 2018
Winter School in Latin Paleography and Codicology (American Academy in Rome / Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana)
November 14, 2016
Analyzing Medieval Manuscripts: A Practical Workshop in Codicology (Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN).
April 13-14, 2015
Understanding the Medieval Book Seminar 5 (Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC): a two-day intensive seminar on different aspects of the medieval manuscript book.
February 3, 2012
The Ovidian Accessus and Commentary Tradition in the Twelfth Century (Center for Renaissance Studies, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL).