It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
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MEDIEVAL SLAVIC SUMMER INSTITUTE
JUNE 21-JULY 9, 1999
THE HILANDAR RESEARCH LIBRARY/RESOURCE CENTER FOR MEDIEVAL SLAVIC STUDIES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, COLUMBUS, OHIO
The Hilandar Research Library (HRL)/Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS) and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures at The Ohio State University will host a three-week intensive summer institute in Columbus, Ohio, June 21 - July 9, 1999. Two courses will be offered: Practical Slavic Paleography (Slavic 870) and Readings in Church Slavonic (Slavic 812). Both courses will use manuscript materials on microform from the Hilandar Research Library's extensive holdings. Participants will have the opportunity to work with original manuscripts and to conduc their own individualized research in the HRL. A program of lectures on related topics, films, and other activities are planned.
The Hilandar Research Library, the largest repository of medieval Slavic Cyrillic texts on microform in the world, includes the holdings of 71 monastic, private, museum and library collections from 20 countries. There are over 4000 Cyrillic manuscripts on microform in the collection (more than a million pages), as well as over 700 Cyrillic printed books from prior to 1800 on microfilm (more than half a million pages). 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 about the Hilandar Research Library, please visit the HRL/RCMSS website a < http://www.cohums.ohio-state.edu/cmrs/rcmss/ >.
The Slavic Department website address is < http://www.cohums.ohio-state.edu/slavic >.
Eligibility: Applicants must have a B.A. degree and a reading knowledge of Cyrillic and at least one Slavic language. Preference will be given to applicants with a reading knowledge of Church Slavonic or some other pre-modern Slavic language. Please note tha the OSU Slavic Department will offer the preliminary language course in Old Church Slavonic (Slavic 810) Spring Quarter, 1999.
Credit: Students in the Medieval Slavic Summer Institute can receive 10 graduate credit hours at The Ohio State University. Graduate students from the universities of the CIC (the Consortium for Institutional Cooperation) may be eligible to enroll under the Traveling Scholars Program (refer to your home institution for details).
Housing: On-campus accommodations can be arranged for participants with sufficient advance notice.
Financial Aid: A limited amount of financial assistance will be available.
Deadline for Application: May 15, 1999. The Medieval Slavic Summer Institute will be held pending sufficient enrollment.
For further information and to obtain an application, please contac one of the following:
Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies The Ohio State University 225 Main Library Columbus, Ohio 43210-1286 (614) 292-0634 E-mail: <email@example.com>
Department of Slavic and East European Languages The Ohio State University 232 Cunz Hall Columbus, Ohio 43210-1215 (614) 292-6733 (contact: Dr. Daniel Collins) E-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>