Swansea Summer School in Ancient Languages
Swansea University and the South West Wales Classical Association are pleased to announce the second Summer School in Ancient Languages which will take place 17 – 30 July 2016.
One- and two-week intensive courses are available in Beginners, Post-Beginners, Intermediate, Post-Intermediate, and Advanced Latin and Greek, Beginners and Post-Beginners Hieroglyphs, and Medieval Latin.
There are 3 hours of tuition every weekday (2 on Wednesdays), and extracurricular talks, films, and trips to sites of historical interest in the Wales on Wednesday afternoons in weekends.
We are able to offer part bursaries to participants with low income and students. Discounts are also available for early-bird registration (until end November) and students at all levels of education.
For more information and to register, please go to our website: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/hc/summerschoolinancientlanguages/. If you are unsure of which level of Latin or Greek you should study, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Registration can be done both online and through hard-copy application forms which are also available on our website.
For more information, please contact Dr Evelien Bracke (Summer School Director) off-list at firstname.lastname@example.org. A report of the 2015 Summer School can be found on our Departmental blog: https://historyclassics.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/the-first-swansea-summer-school-in-ancient-languages/.
For more information about promoting Classics in South Wales, see:
Swansea University History and Classics Outreach: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/hc/informationforschools/
Cymru Wales Classics Hub: www.cymruwalesclassicshub.weebly.com
South West Wales Classical Association: www.swwclassicalassociation.weebly.com
Lincoln College Summer School of Greek Paleography
The sixth Lincoln College International Summer School in Greek Palaeography will be held on 1-6 August 2016. The school offers a five-day introduction to the study of Greek manuscripts through ten reading classes, four library visits and five thematic lectures.
Costs: The school will charge student fees of 100 British Pounds, payable prior to the first day of classes. Students are individually responsible for their transportation and living expenses in Oxford. A minimum of four bursaries, covering fees and housing (but no board), will be awarded to particularly deserving applicants.
Daily schedule: 8:45-10:45 reading class, 11:00-13:00 library visit, 13:00-14:45 lunch break, 14:45-16:45 reading class, 17:00-18:00 lecture. A final written examination will be administered on Saturday, 6 August, 9:00-12:00.
Instructors: Christos Simelidis (D.Phil. Oxon.), Dimitris Skrekas (D.Phil. Oxon.), Georgi R. Parpulov (Ph.D. Chicago)
Lectors: Nigel G. Wilson FBA (Oxford), Prof. Marc Lauxtermann (Oxford), Dr Petros Bouras-Vallianatos (London), Marjolijne Janssen (Cambridge)
Application: The final deadline for applying is 15 February 2016.
Applicants are requested to send to Dr Simelidis at email@example.com their curriculum vitae, explain in detail their need for attending the summer school, and indicate whether they wish to be considered for a bursary. They should also arrange for one recommendation letter from an established academic to be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before 15 February 2016. Successful applicants will be notified on 30 February 2016.
Note: The school is intended for students of Classics, Patristics, Theology, Biblical or Byzantine Studies. Potential applicants are advised that it only offers introductory-level instruction in Greek palaeography and codicology. Adequate knowledge of Greek is a must for all students.
Dumbarton Oaks/ HMML Syriac Summer School 2016
Dumbarton Oaks and the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library announce a new four-week intensive introduction to Syriac language and paleography, July 10 to August 6, 2016. The program, 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 include a long weekend in Washington, DC, to visit Dumbarton Oaks and other institutions in the area to learn more about their resources for Byzantine and Eastern Christian studies.
Approximately ten places will be available to doctoral students and recent PhDs, including early-career faculty members, who can demonstrate the value of Syriac for their teaching and research. All costs apart from travel to and from Saint John’s University (nearest airport: Minneapolis-St Paul) will be covered by Dumbarton Oaks, including the weekend in Washington, DC.
Mornings will be devoted to Syriac language instruction by Prof. Scott Johnson of the University of Oklahoma, with afternoons devoted to the study of digitized Syriac manuscripts with Dr. Adam McCollum of the University of Vienna (formerly Lead Cataloger of Eastern Christian Manuscripts at HMML). There will be opportunities to use HMML’s collections, as well as to enjoy the campus of 2700 acres, with woods, lakes, and notable architecture.
Further information, including instructions for applicants, can be found here: http://www.hmml.org/doakshmml.html.
Columba Stewart OSB
FOR POSTGRADUATES AND EARLY CAREER SCHOLARS OF GREEK ARCHAEOLOGY (INTENSIVE)
Athens, 2nd – 20th November 2015
Following last year’s successful pilot, the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens will be holding a three-week intensive course in November 2015.
Reading modern Greek bibliographical sources has become indispensable for any research postgraduate student or scholar of Greek Archaeology. The course aims at increasing the non-native Greek researchers’ understanding of the modern Greek language used in archaeological publications, from excavation reports and object catalogues to theoretical studies, and from current demotic Greek to katharevousa.
The venue will be the IIHSA premises, 51A Notara St, Athens. Lessons will take place on three evenings per week (x 2 hours) over the three-week period.
The teacher will be archaeologist and philologist Dr Vassilis Petrakis. The course, which will be taught through English, will use a tailor-made Reader. The choice of texts will take into account the students’ research interests as far as possible.
The fee is € 200 for the three-week course. The course is open to all postgraduates/early career scholars with a working knowledge of modern Greek or those who have also been attending an intensive general course in modern Greek. One academic reference will be required. Up to 5 credits may be granted to students in consultation with their University departments.
Limited accommodation will be available in the IIHSA premises for the duration of the course.
To dowload the application form, click on the IIHSA webpage: http://www.iihsa.ie/archaeological-greek-course.html. For queries or further information, please contact the IIHSA Director, Dr Christina Souyoudzoglou-Haywood: (email@example.com). Completed applications and academic reference letters should be sent by email to the Assistant Director, Dr Aris Anagnostopoulos (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than the 6th September 2015. Places are limited. Applying early is advisable in order to secure a place.