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Interdisciplinary Franco-German Summer School at Chiemsee from September 6 to 12, 2015 / Applications being accepted until May 26

№ 115/2015 from Apr 28, 2015

A Franco-German Summer School manuSciences'2015 will be held from September 6 to 12, 2015, on the island Frauenwörth in Chiemsee. It will deal with manuscripts as the origin of our culture and a documentation of its historical development. The application period is now open. The participants will take an interdisciplinary approach and analyze the manuscripts from various cultural and regional perspectives: in addition to historical, literary, and linguistic lectures, there will be introductions to material analysis, image processing techniques, digital humanities, and computer science. There will also be courses on mobile instruments (XRF, RTI) and computer programs. The summer school is being organized by Prof. Dr. Heinz-Eberhard Mahnke of the Cluster of Excellence Topoi and the Department of Physics at Freie Universität and Prof. Dr. Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra of the École Pratique des Hautes Études at the Sorbonne, Paris. It is aimed at graduate students and faculty from Germany and abroad. The number of participants is limited to 40. The language of instruction will be English. Interested individuals should apply by May 26, 2015, to: or

The registration fee is 100 euros, and the hotel (double rooms) and meals for six days cost 390 euros. Some financial assistance will be available. If desired, this should be specified in the application.

The summer school is being sponsored by the Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale, the l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, the Université Franco-Allemande, the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris, the Cluster of Excellence Topoi of Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, and Volume Graphics.

Time and Location

  • Sunday, September 6 to Saturday, September 12, 2015
  • Insel Frauenwörth, D-83256 Frauenchiemsee.

Further Information

Prof. Dr. Heinz-Eberhard Mahnke, Department of Physics and Cluster of Excellence Topoi, Freie Universität Berlin, Email: or

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