Summer School: Greek (Classical/Byzantine) & Latin

Theological School of the Church of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, July 2020

Deadline: 15 May 2020

The Theological School of the Church of Cyprus (TSCC) launches in July 2020 the first Summer School in Cyprus focusing on the study of the classical languages. The Classical Languages Summer School (CLaSS), which will be held at the premises of TSCC in Nicosia, offers to participants the opportunity to study Greek (Classical /Byzantine) and Latin at a low cost on the beautiful island of Cyprus during Summer. Accommodation within a five-minute walking distance from the TSCC is also offered at a discounted price.

CLaSS will offer beginners and intermediate classes, in which participants will have the opportunity to engage with original Greek and Latin texts. All courses will be taught by experienced and enthusiastic academics and instruction will be held in English. Instruction for each course will be 30 teaching hours. Interested students may choose one of the following routes: 1) traditional, face-to-face classes* 2) online classes.

*Even though we are all deeply affected by the coronavirus outbreak, we do hope that circumstances will get improved by this Summer. However, if due to travel restrictions related to Covid-19, participants will not be able to travel to Cyprus in July, we are planning to run the “traditional” classes fully online by using Microsoft’s Teams.

CLaSS is primarily aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students in any discipline of the Humanities (e.g. Classics, History, Theology, Byzantine Studies) but it is also open to postdoctoral researchers, academics, teachers, or any other interested individuals (18+) who would like to learn Greek (Classical/Byzantine) or Latin from scratch or improve existing skills. As well as intensive tuition over up to four weeks, CLaSS offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities and opportunities to visit unique sites of cultural, historical and archaeological significance on the island (for details see below). Mutatis mutandis several extra-curricular activities are also planned for the online classes.

Important dates
Pre-registration: 15 May 2020
Registration (Tuition fees & Accommodation): 5 June 2020

Full details about the courses can be found at


Summer School: Old Slavonic, Latin and Ancient Greek

Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania, July-August 2020

Deadline: 1 May 2020

The Institute of Ecumenical Research, Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu ( is happy to organize courses in Old Slavonic, Latin and Ancient Greek for the summer of 2020. The instruction language for each course is English. Each course comprises of 10 days of language training, with overall training of 60 hours/course. Lectures will be offered in some of the afternoons, as well as a one-day excursion on the fifth day of each course. You can enrol for one of the courses specified below or for two consecutive courses. Applications (cover letter, CV) should be sent to by May 1, 2020. The course fee is 250 Euro (tuition, course materials, lunches for course days, excursion). Please mind that all programs are non-residential, and accommodation is not covered by the course fee. For further information please refer to

Byzantine Greek Script and Book Culture Summer School

National Hellenic Research Foundation -Institute of Historical Research, Athens, 22-27 June 2020

Deadline: 1 April 2020

The Institute of Historical Researchof the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) is pleased to announce the organisation of the Summer School in Byzantine Greek Script and Book Culture to be held in Athens between June 22 and 27, 2020.The Summer School is a six-day intensive course on the history of the Greek Script and Book Culture from Late Antiquity to Early Modernity. Taught by a team of leading specialists, it includes classes on Greek Palaeography and Codicology (Zisis Melissakis, NHRF), Book Culture (Stratis Papaioannou, University of Crete), Diplomatics (Kostis Smyrlis, NHRF) and Epigraphy (Nicholas Melvani, University of Mainz/NHRF).

The Summer School will be mainly held at the premises of the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens and will include visits to the National Library of Greece, which holds one of the world’s largest and most significant collectionsof Greek manuscripts, as well as to museums and archaeological sites in Attica. Participants of the Summer School will thus have the opportunity to inspect original medieval codices, documents, and inscriptions.

The 2020 Summer School is a successorof the well-received Summer School on Greek Palaeography and Byzantine Epigraphy, held on the island of Patmos in 2016 and 2017:

The Summer School is addressed to graduate andpost-doctoral students as well as to advanced undergraduate students with adequate knowledge of Ancient Greek. The number of students is limited to 20. They will be selected on the basis of their CV and a short statementof purpose.

The course will be taught in English.All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

For Information on the programme of the Summer School, the participation fees and the application procedure visit:

Summer School: Cappadocia in Context

Cappadocia, Turkey, 14–28 June 2020

Application Deadline: 9 March 2020

Organized by Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), with the support of Cappadocia University, this 15-days intensive program is open to the participation of young researchers at the master’s and doctoral level and aims to provide conceptualization methods of the rich cultural heritage of Cappadocia’s Byzantine and Post-Byzantine past in the historical and artistic context, accompanied by field studies, research and presentations..


Prof. Robert OUSTERHOUT (University of Pennsylvania)
Doç. Dr. Tolga UYAR (Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş University)

For more information and applications:

NB: We have generous scholarship assistance for graduate students in all aspects of Byzantine Studies,, particularly those students in need.

Armenian, Russian and Persian language summer schools

Yerevan, Armenia, 5-25 July 2020

Deadline: 31 March 2020

A number of courses in Armenian, Russian and Persian are available at Aspirantum – Armenian School of Languages and Cultures in Yerevan. Please see their website for further details:

Armenian courses –
Persian courses –
Russian courses –

Summer School: Classical and Byzantine Greek Summer School

University of Birmingham, 12 July-8 August 2020

Deadline: 29 May 2020

The Department of Classics and the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies of the University of Birmingham are delighted to announce The Classical and Byzantine Greek Summer School, which will take place from 12 July to 8 August 2020. This Summer School offers participants the opportunity to study either Classical or Byzantine/Medieval Greek at all levels (beginners, intermediate, advanced).

The courses will take place on the beautiful Edgbaston Campus, and affordable accommodation is available within walking distance. The course is aimed at Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, and at teachers who wish to learn Ancient Greek or improve existing skills. As well as intensive tuition over up to four weeks, the summer school offers a range of workshops and evening lectures, and opportunities to work with the outstanding collections of ancient artefacts and coins housed in the Archaeology Museum, and at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

The deadline for applications is 29 May 2020. For more details on the application process and the Summer School in general, please see: For further enquiries, please contact Dr Theofili Kampianaki at:

Summer School: International Byzantine Greek Summer School 2020

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 18 July-15 August 2020

Deadline: 14 April 2020

The Department of Classics at Trinity College Dublin is delighted to welcome back the International Byzantine Greek Summer School (IBGSS), directed by Dr Anthony Hirst. This well-established course, founded in 2002, teaches Byzantine Greek at Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced level and allows early learners to engage with original medieval and late antique Greek texts from the start.

Course dates:
· Level 1 Beginners: 18 July – 1 August 2020
· Level 2/2.5 Intermediate: 1–15 August 2020
· Level 3 Advanced Reading: 1–15 August 2020

Further information can be found at