ANN: Newberry Summer institutes in Spanish and Nahuatl/Nawat

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2023 Newberry CRS Summer Institutes in Spanish Paleography and/or Nahuatl/Nawat

by Alanna Radlo-Dzur

2023 Newberry CRS Summer Institutes in Spanish Paleography and/or Nahuatl/Nawat

Deadline: March 1, 2023


SPANISH PALEOGRAPHY (2 weeks: July 10-21, 2023)

Directed by J. Michael Francis (University of South Florida), the 2023 CRS Institute in Spanish Paleography will provide participants with practical training in reading and transcribing documents written in Spain and Spanish America from the late fifteenth to the early eighteenth centuries.

Prerequisite: This graduate-level institute is taught entirely in Spanish; advanced language skills are required.

INTRODUCTION TO NAHUATL/NAWAT (1 week: July 24-27, 2023)

This week-long intensive will offer an introduction to Nahuatl/Nawat language study for scholars. The institute will be directed by Abelardo de la Cruz de la Cruz (University of Utah and University at Albany, SUNY) and Edward Polanco (Virginia Tech).

Prerequisite: Proficiency in Spanish would be helpful but is not required for Introduction to Nahuatl/Nawat. However, please do indicate your fluency level on this application.

*NOTE: NOTE: Interested scholars are welcome and encouraged to apply for BOTH institutes. If you would like to apply for both, please address your interest in each institute in your essay. However, applications for both institutes will be considered separately by the respective instructors.*

Eligibility: Each institute will enroll 15 participants by competitive application. First consideration will be given to advanced graduate students and junior faculty in the Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium universities. Applications are accepted from advanced graduate students and junior faculty from universities, professional staff of libraries and museums, and from qualified independent scholars.

Your application should include:

  1. An essay of no more than 500 words
  2. Current curriculum vitae (CV) of no more than three pages
  3. One letter of reference