Medieval studies

The intensive, real time course is an online adaptation of the previous, in situ, SUN Latin and Greek Codicology and Palaeography summer schools. The one-week course (6 July - 10 July 2020) combines practical palaeography instruction with tuition in textual criticism, codicology and diplomatics. All classes are fully interactive using Zoom. It is aimed at PhD and MA students and young researchers and provides and opportunity to build research network. Deadline for application is 8 June.

Course date

6 July - 10 July, 2020
Application is closed.

Experiences of past course participants

2011 course participants said:

“It helped me raise my level of knowledge and experience immensely - both in theory and practice, and especially in methodology. Besides, I am very happy that I have met so many people with interests similar to mine and such nice, responsive and experienced teachers.”

 “I think the most important thing was that we had the chance to meet other students and scholars. Now we all have connections across the Europe which can be helpful in every way. The professors had so much knowledge and I got many tips for methodological and other useful books which I can use in my own research. Assignments and the practical exercises were extremely useful and helpful for the future.”

 “I definitely learned new things that will aid me in my doctoral research. Because of this Summer Course, I am now more aware of certain aspects of manuscript production and its implications for how medieval people thought about manuscripts, writing and transmitting knowledge. Also, I know realize just how much changes in technology are, not only a reflection of a changing attitude, but also a stimulus for new ways of thinking and learning.”

“Theoretical knowledge about the periods and the main features of the Greek scripts; the terms in English; practical knowledge about recognizing tachigraphic signs and abbreviations; methodological ways for dating and identifying scripts - mainly things that are very hard to be acquired with self-education.”

“I had very good consultations with the faculty and got many articles and bibliographical advice that will help me while writing my thesis.”

“During the individual presentations, I could present some of the problems I encountered during my research. The discussion afterwards as well as the problems other students talked about provided me with valuable insights into manuscript production and medieval attitudes towards manuscripts.”