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Coexistence in Medieval Spain: Jews, Christians, and Muslims (Coursera)

This course explores Jewish, Christian, and Muslim intercultural relations in Iberia from the Visigothic era (6th century CE) until the creation of Queen Isabel I and King Ferdinand II Catholic Spain (late 15th century). We evaluate the many identities of the peninsula known as Christian Hispania, Jewish Sefarad, and [...]

Deciphering Secrets: The Illuminated Manuscripts of Medieval Europe (Coursera)

Apr 15th 2024
Deciphering Secrets: The Illuminated Manuscripts of Medieval Europe (Coursera)
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Perhaps no other relic of the European Middle Ages captures our imagination more than illuminated medieval manuscripts, or those documents decorated with images and colored pigments. Serving as windows unto a lost world of kings, ladies, faith, war, and culture, they communicate complex visual and textual narratives of Europe’s [...]

Burgos: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain (Coursera)

This advanced course focuses on two primary goals: (1) appraising how Jews, Christians, and Muslims shaped the history of medieval Spain and (2) mastering the craft of Spanish paleography, the skill of identifying Spanish handwriting in the 11th- through 15th-century manuscripts. Through the lens of the medieval history of [...]

In the Margins of a Medieval Jewish Prayer Book: What Can Physical Manuscripts Tell Us about History? (edX)

Self Paced
In the Margins of a Medieval Jewish Prayer Book: What Can Physical Manuscripts Tell Us about History? (edX)
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This course is a case study of how a particular manuscript, a Jewish prayer book for high holidays, can provide historians with vital insights about Jewish communal life, the way a manuscript can help us map cultural change and continuity in the Middle Ages, and the history of the [...]

Changing Minds: Geographic Discoveries and New Worlds through the Eyes of a Renaissance Jewish Scholar (edX)

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Changing Minds: Geographic Discoveries and New Worlds through the Eyes of a Renaissance Jewish Scholar (edX)
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This course will situate a manuscript in the context of the world from which it was produced so that we better understand both. The Italian Renaissance was a time of scientific discovery and artistic revolution, it was also a time of world exploration, religious ferment, and technological changes such [...]

The Tabernacle in Word & Image: An Italian Jewish Manuscript Revealed (edX)

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The Tabernacle in Word & Image: An Italian Jewish Manuscript Revealed (edX)
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Alessandro Guetta (Paris) uses anItalian Hebrewcommentary on the biblical description of the ancient Israelite Tabernacle ( mishkan ), Tavnit ha-mishkan by Malkiel Ashkenazi,as a case studyinhowmanuscripts can be used by intellectual historians.

Del trazo caligráfico al método paleográfico: experimentando la materialidad de los manuscritos históricos (edX)

Práctica paleográfica y caligráfica en ciclos de escritura histórica y procesos materiales de creación del manuscrito, conservación e interpretación. El tiempo y el espacio son elementos vertebradores de toda la propuesta de contenidos en torno al mundo del manuscrito histórico. En esta ocasión, la identificación de procesos, la materialidad [...]

Caligrafía y paleografía: espacios históricos para su estudio y práctica (edX)

Aprende a leer e interpretar los manuscritos históricos mediante un novedoso enfoque integral que combina paleografía y caligrafía. Este nuevo curso de caligrafía y paleografía participa de los planteamientos de las humanidades digitales.

Scholarly Communication (Coursera)

Scholarly Communication is a concise but comprehensive course on how to write research papers in English. The course will help the candidates gain a better understanding of the rhetorical conventions of English and the common challenges the candidates may face as an academic writer. The course provides instruction, exercises, [...]