London International Palaeography Summer School

Institute of English Studies, University of London, 8-12 June 2020

Deadline: 31 January 2020

The London International Palaeography Summer School (LIPSS) at the Institute of English Studies, University of London is now accepting applications for its summer programme. Running from 8th-12th June 2020, LIPSS is a series of intensive courses in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies.

Courses range from a half to two days duration and are given by experts in their respective fields from a wide range of institutions. Subject areas include Latin, Anglo-Saxon, Middle English, Early Modern English, German and Greek palaeography, illuminated manuscripts, codicology, manuscript editing and liturgical and devotional manuscripts.

Course fees range from £45 (Half Day, Student) to £400 (Five Days, Student) and £50 (Half Day Standard) to £450 (Five Days, Student). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until a course is full. There are a limited number of one-day bursaries available to apply for until 31st January 2020.

Please see the full list of 2020 courses and tutors below. Courses fees range from Half-Day fees of £50 (standard) and £45 (student), to Five-Day fees of £450 (standard) and £400 (student). The full breakdown of fees can be found here.

Further information about the LIPSS can be found on the School’s homepage or through the link https://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/lipss. Questions can be directed to iesevents@sas.ac.uk.

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 – https://aspirantum.com/topics/armenian
Persian courses – https://aspirantum.com/topics/persian
Russian courses – https://aspirantum.com/topics/russian

Byzantine Greek Summer School

Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 6-24 July 2020

Deadline: 28 February 2020

The Byzantine Studies Research Center is pleased to announce the organization of its fourth Byzantine Greek Summer School program to be held at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, from July 6 to July 24, 2020. Students will have the chance to participate in an intensive program in Medieval Greek with Prof. Niels Gaul and Dr. Athanasia Stavrou, while enjoying various attractions of the Boğaziçi University campus on the Bosphorus and the Byzantine sites of Istanbul.

The program is designed for students who have completed at least two semesters of college-level Classical Greek or its equivalent. Students are expected to have knowledge of basic Greek grammar and to be able to read simple texts from ancient Greek or Byzantine literature. Morning classes are devoted to the reading of Byzantine texts with a focus on Constantinopolitan monuments and/or events that happened in the city, and will be held in two groups, at lower intermediate level and upper intermediate/advanced level. Students will be assigned to one of the two groups based on their performance in a prognostic test. Morning classes will be supplemented by tutorial sessions in the afternoons that offer revisions of grammar or a brief introduction to Greek paleography. In addition to coursework, the program offers weekend and afternoon excursions to the sites/monuments of Constantinople; every student will be asked to briefly introduce in situ a monument or event relevant to the history of the Byzantine city. The language of instruction is English. Students will receive a certificate of participation upon successful completion of the program.

For full details, see http://byzantinestudies.boun.edu.tr/index.php?page=events&id=49

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: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/historycultures/departments/caha/events/2020/bomgs-summer-school.aspx. For further enquiries, please contact Dr Theofili Kampianaki at: T.Kampianaki@bham.ac.uk.

Summer School: 2020 Byzantine Greek Summer School

Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C., USA, 29 June-24 July 2020

Deadline: 1 February 2020

Intensive four-week course in medieval Greek and introduction to paleography and Byzantine book culture. Approximately ten places will be available, with priority going to students without ready access to similar courses at local or regional institutions. Applications due February 1, 2020.

The principal course will be a daily 1½-hour session devoted to the translation of sample Byzantine texts. Each week, texts will be selected from a different genre, e.g., historiography, hagiography, poetry, and epistolography. Two afternoons a week, hour-long sessions on paleography will be held. In addition, each student will receive a minimum of one hour per week of individual tutorial. Approximately eleven hours per week will be devoted to formal classroom instruction. In the remaining hours of the week, students will prepare their assignments.

Students will also have the opportunity to study inscribed objects in the Byzantine Collection, and view facsimiles of manuscripts in the Dumbarton Oaks Rare Books Collection, as well as original manuscripts in the Byzantine Collection. Any extra time may be used for personal research in the Dumbarton Oaks library, but support for the summer school is intended first and foremost for study of Byzantine Greek language and texts.

For full details, see https://www.doaks.org/research/byzantine/scholarly-activities/2020-byzantine-greek-summer-school.

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 https://www.tcd.ie/classics/byzantine/.

Summer School: Lincoln College Summer School of Greek Palaeography

Lincoln College, Oxford, 27 July-1 August 2020

Deadline: 15 January 2020

The eighth Lincoln College International Summer School in Greek Palaeography will be held on 27 July – 1 August 2020. The school offers a five-day introduction to the study of Greek manuscripts through ten reading classes, three library visits and five thematic lectures.

Costs: The school does not charge student fees. However, any faculty members admitted to the school may be charged a small fee to defray costs. Participants are individually responsible for their transportation and living expenses in Oxford. A few bursaries, covering housing (but no board), will be awarded to particularly deserving applicants.

The eighth Lincoln College International Summer School in Greek Palaeography will be held on 27 July – 1 August 2020. The school offers a five-day introduction to the study of Greek manuscripts through ten reading classes, three library visits and five thematic lectures.

Costs: The school does not charge student fees. However, any faculty members admitted to the school may be charged a small fee to defray costs. Participants are individually responsible for their transportation and living expenses in Oxford. A few bursaries, covering housing (but no board), will be awarded to particularly deserving applicants.

For full details, see https://www.lincoln.ox.ac.uk/Greek-Palaeography-About.

Summer School: Dumbarton Oaks/HMML Syriac and Armenian Summer School 2020

Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA, 13 July-7 August 2020

Deadline: 15 February 2020

Dumbarton Oaks in collaboration with the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) announces two intensive four-week language courses: Intermediate Syriac and Introduction to Classical Armenian.

The programme, sponsored and funded by Dumbarton Oaks, will be hosted at HMML, located on the campus of Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. The summer school will run from July 13 to August 7, 2020. The audience is doctoral students or recent PhDs who can demonstrate a need for Syriac or Armenian in their research.

For those applying for Introductory Classical Armenian, no prior knowledge is expected but some preparation as directed by the instructors will be required before arrival. Those with significant prior study of Aremenian (e.g., a semester-long class) will not be considered. Following this intensive course, students will be able to continue reading on their own or to enter reading courses at other institutions.

The courses will also include an introduction to paleography and to the study and use of manuscripts, especially those now available in the vHMML Reading Room from HMML’s vast collection of digitized manuscripts.

Approximately ten places will be available for each course. Costs for tuition, housing, and meals will be covered by Dumbarton Oaks. The selected participants will be responsible for their own travel costs to and from Saint John’s University. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2020.

For further information, see http://hmml.org/events/summer-courses/.

Summer School: German for Students of Classical Studies

University of Cologne, Germany, 8-17 June 2020

Deadline: 31 January 2020

The Department for Classical Studies of the University of Cologne is now accepting applications for the 2020 “German for Students of Classical Studies” summer course. The course will take place from June 8 to July 17, 2020. It is specially designed to meet the lingustic needs of students of Classics who wish to expand their knowledge of written and spoken academic German.

The program includes a language class, reading tutorials, field trips to archaeological sites in the Rhineland and the opportunity to take part in the academic life of the Classics department of the University of Cologne.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2020. All the relevant information, including a flyer for download, can be found here. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to send an e-mail to: german-for-classics@uni-koeln.de.