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Get your hands dirty this Fall in a "Scribal School Workshop"

Dr. Hanna Tervanotko of the Department of Religious Studies recently received an Experiential Learning in Academic Programming (ELAP) Grant that will allow students to write cuneiform on clay tablets.

May 10, 2018

Dr. Hanna Tervanotko, recently received an Experiential Learning in Academic Programming Grant to help fund her project entitled “Scribal School Workshop.”

The workshop will be a part of Dr. Tervanotko’s undergraduate class “Who Wrote the Bible?” in Fall semester 2018. Scribal School Workshop will allow students to experience the process of etching cuneiform on clay tablets. 

Cuneiform script is one of the earliest known systems of writing. It used wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets, made by a reed stylus. 

Students will grapple with the complexities and limitations of the ancient art of writing and consider how these processes shaped the ancient texts that we have today.