Université d’été en langues de l’Orient – Venise

Université d’été en langues de l’Orient

Du 4 au 13 août 2016 à Venise

Organisée par Georges Bohas (ENS Lyon), Laurent Colonna d’Istria (Liège), Eric Crégheur (Laval) et David Hamidovic (UNIL).
Initiation, perfectionnement en langues * : akkadien, arabe, arménien classique, chinois, copte, grec classique, hébreu classique, latin, persan, sumérien, syriaque oriental, turc.
Formation donnant 6 ECTS après validation.
Programme ici.
Contact, inscriptions et demande de renseignements :
TÉL: + 41 21 692 20 46
FAX: + 41 21 692 20 05

Ecole d’été – King’s College, Londres (Grec, Latin, Syriac, Copte, Hébreu biblique)

London Summer School in Classics


The London Summer School in Classics (5-14 July, 2016) offers 8 days of intensive teaching in Greek or Latin, along with additional lectures and workshops. Language classes are offered at all levels from beginners to advanced.  We also offer beginners’ classes in Syriac, Coptic and Biblical Hebrew. The course is non-residential and costs £150.  Full-fee bursaries and travel grants will be available, and we are grateful for the support of the Classical Association and Hellenic Society.  The deadline for applications is 1 June, 2016.

To register for this course, please contact the Classics Department:
E-mail: lssc@kcl.ac.uk

King’s College London Summer School
Intensive courses in Ancient Greek
Intensive courses in Latin

This year King’s College London is again running two 6-week courses (27 June – 5 August, 2016) in Ancient Greek and Latin as part of the KCL Summer School.  These courses offer students who have not previously had the opportunity to study Greek or Latin intensive training designed to bring them from complete beginners to a point where they are able to read simple texts.  They are ideal for students who intend to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree to get ahead during the summer, thus acquiring an essential skill for their future research. They are also appropriate for teachers, undergraduates, mature students and anyone with an interest in the Hellenic or Roman world.

It is also possible for complete beginners to take just the first half of the course (27 June – 15 July), and for those who already have a basic knowledge to take the second half of the course (18 July – 5 August).

In addition to language learning, we offer workshops giving an introduction to skills such as epigraphy and papyrology, and there will be some specially arranged museum visits.

Accommodation is offered for these courses by King’s College London.

Bursaries to help cover the cost of fees will be offered by the Classics Department, and we are grateful to the Classical Association for their support. The closing date for bursary applications is 16 May. The closing date for applications to the Summer School is 31 May.

For further information and to apply, please see the King’s College London Summer School website:

E-mail: summer@kcl.ac.uk

To apply for a bursary, please see: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/classics/study/intensive2016.aspx
For any general queries about these courses, please contact Dr Fiona Haarer (fiona.haarer@kcl.ac.uk)

Ecole d’été – Dumbarton Oaks’ Byzantine Greek Summer School 2016

 Dumbarton Oaks

2016 Byzantine Greek Summer School
July 5 to July 29, 2016

Dumbarton Oaks will again offer an intensive four-week course in medieval Greek and paleography in the early summer of 2016. Approximately ten places will be available, with priority going to students without ready access to similar courses at local or regional institutions.

Course Offerings

The principal course will be a daily 1 ½ 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. Thus 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.


Alexander Alexakis, University of Ioannina
Stratis Papaioannou, Brown University

Accommodation and Costs

No tuition fees will be charged. Successful candidates from outside the Washington area will be provided with housing at no cost and lunch on weekdays. Local area students will not be offered accommodation, but will receive free lunch on weekdays. Students are expected to cover their own transportation expenses.

Requirements for Admission

Applicants must be graduate students in a field of Byzantine studies (or advanced undergraduates with a strong background in Greek). Two years of college-level ancient Greek (or the equivalent) are a prerequisite; a diagnostic test will be administered to finalist applicants before successful candidates are selected.

Application Procedure

Applicants should send a letter by February 1, 2016, to Dr. Michael Maas, Director of Byzantine Studies, describing their academic background, career goals, previous study of Greek, and reasons for wishing to attend the summer school. The application should also include a curriculum vitae and a transcript of the graduate school or undergraduate record. Two letters of recommendation should be sent separately, one from the student’s adviser, and one from an instructor in Greek, assessing the candidate’s present level of competence in ancient or medieval Greek. Principles of selection will include three considerations: previous meritorious achievement, need for intensive study of Byzantine Greek, and future direction of research. Awards will be announced in late February 2016, and must be accepted by March 15.

Please send all required materials to:

Dumbarton Oaks
Byzantine Studies Program
1703 32nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Tel.: 202-339-6940 FAX: 202-298-8409, Email: Byzantine@doaks.org

Ecole d’été – Swedish Research Institute, Istanbul

Ecole d’été

Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

Medieval approaches to reading

23–28 May 2016

This summer school will explore discourses and strategies of reading and pleasure in the Middle Ages. From what appears to have been a primarily pious, learned, and/ or legal use of reading in the early medieval period, books and texts came to be gradually and increasingly associated with notions of pleasure. On the one hand, different kinds of explicit or implicit pleasure made up literary motifs and became a literary theme; on the other, pleasure came to be thought of – at least by some – as fundamental to reading. This tendency concerns not just narrative fiction and poetry, traditionally associated with reading for pleasure, but also genres such as epistolography and historiography. And patterns turn out surprisingly similar in both Persian, Arabic, Byzantine and Western medieval environments.

In theory as in practice, pleasure is easily sought, but equally easily slips out of grasp. The aim of the summer school is to engage with and develop specific approaches that will enable us to discuss medieval developments – of great impor- tance for later premodern and modern literary thinking – across the time gap, but also across the spatial gap between east and west. Aiming for conceptual clarity, we encourage participants to consider the pleasure of storytelling and narrative urges, but also the modern pleasure of reading medieval texts. We wish to open up for a wide range of genres – such as romance, drama, chronography, court poetry, and letters – and numerous perspectives, for instance performance, text/image recog- nition, book production, genre questions, author-narrator position, or gendered roles in and outside the text.

Some possible themes include Persian, Arabic, Byzantine and Western literature; Middle Ages; reading and storytelling; translations; romance; drama; poetry; letters; chronography; court culture; book history; illuminations; gender studies.


The summer school will be organized around lectures, discussion groups and time for informal talk. In the mornings, lectures, all of which will be followed by a seminar of the whole group, will address large themes. In the afternoon, smaller seminar groups, each led by a tutor, will work together over the course of the summer school on a series of case studies. These will be combined with smaller excursions by foot. There will be substantial reading in advance. Lunches and two dinners will be in common. On Wednesday there will be a longer excursion.

Tutors are Christian Høgel (University of Southern Denmark), Lars Boje Mortensen (University of Southern Denmark), Ingela Nilsson (Uppsala University), and Elizabeth Tyler (University of York).

Lectures will be delivered by Virginia Langum (Uppsala University), Pernilla Myrne (University of Gothenburg), Stratis Papaioannou (Brown University), and Bo Utas (Uppsala University).

Practical Information


Applications should be sent before 1st of December 2015 to hogel@sdu.dk.

The summer school is open to PhD students of medieval history, linguistics, literature and philology. Students’ research should preferably involve texts in at least two medieval languages, and they will be expected to read English and either French or German. Lectures and seminars will be held in English. Your application should include an abstract of your current research (no more than one side of A4, single spaced) and a statement addressing the contributions you can make to the summer school and what you hope to gain from participating (no more than one side of A4, single spaced). You must also name one referee who will be willing to write in support of your application. Referees of short-listed applicants will be contacted directly by the organizers of the summer school.

There is no cost for attending the Summer School.


Five bursaries (cost of transportation to Istanbul) will be available. Please address your application to hogel@sdu.dk before 1st of December 2015, precising your costs and financial need.

Accommodation and transport

Accommodation will be provided for the participants at the Swedish institute or at hotels in the vicinity.


Lunches and two dinners will be provided by the organizers. The participants will take care of the other meals.

This project is organized by the section for Greek and Byzantine Studies (Uppsala University) and the Centre for Medieval Literature (University of Southern Denmark and the University of York).