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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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
Luminosus Limes: Geographical, Ethnic, Social and Cultural Frontiers
in Late Antiquity
(June 29 – July 4, 2015, Budapest, Hungary)
The “Bright Frontier” summer course explores the dynamic transformation of classical frontiers between the second and the sixth century from a multidisciplinary perspective: archaeology, medieval studies, social and cultural history, art, theology, and literature. Offering a groundbreaking approach to the field of border studies including social, gender, ethnic and religious categories with the participation of outstanding scholars in the field, this course will provide students with a solid knowledge of up-to-date international scholarship on frontiers: a strong theoretical background as well as hands-on acquaintance with physical borders and material artifacts excavated along the Danube River (the ripa Pannonica), around Lake Balaton, as well as in the late antique cemetery of Pécs in Hungary.
Target group: Applications are invited from MA, PhD students, postdocs or researchers. Participants are assumed to hold an MA or a PhD, or to be enrolled in a master or doctoral program in one of the following fields: Late Antique history, medieval studies, cultural and intellectual history, archaeology, art history, classical philology, religious studies, theology, and literary criticism.
Application deadline: February 14, 2015. Financial aid is available.
Ralph W. Mathisen
University of Illinois, Urbana, USA
Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Department of Ancient History, Basel University, Switzerland
Department of Contemporary History, University of Pecs, HungaryEkaterina Nechaeva
American Academy of Rome, Italy
History of Art, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Department of Classical Philology, Medieval and Neolatin Studies, Vienna University, Austria
Department of Archaeology, University of Pecs, Hungary
Archaeology, Hungarian National Museum, Hungary