Summer School Palaeography. Latin Handwriting

From August 28 to September 08, 2022, the 9th Summer School 'Paleography. Latin Handwriting' will take place at Heidelberg University.Plakat Sommerkurs23e-3-1

The application deadline is 31 May 2022, and the application modalities are unchanged:

Students not enrolled at Heidelberg University please apply with a concise curriculum vitae, in which they also indicate their combination of subjects.
We also ask for a brief statement of interest (together no more than one page in their native language). Please send applications by email.

Students of Heidelberg University please apply without a CV, but with a short letter of motivation. For this purpose we also request an email to:


All participants will receive an ungraded certificate. In addition, it is possible to obtain two graded practice certificates (8 ECTS in total).


Flyer "Summer School Paleography. Latin Script" 2023 [pdf, in German]


We would be pleased if you could draw attention to the summer course by posting a notice. For this purpose you have the possibility to download a German and an English poster (A3).


Poster A3 "Sommerkurs Paläographie. Lateinische Schrift" 2023 Poster A3 "Summer School Palaeography. Latin Handwriting" 2023


Feedback on the 7th summer course:

"Historical overview of writing forms from late antiquity to modern times and concrete 'tools' for working with and on   
the same; balanced ratio of active participation and frontal teaching; very high commitment and professional expertise of all lecturers; excellent organization; interesting selection of participants from all subjects, semesters and countries and creation of a collaborative atmosphere."  


"The course is relevant not only to students of Middle Latin, but to the humanities as a whole, in the fields of literature, culture, and linguistics, as well as history, art history, and archaeology. That courses on paleography are not offered at many universities is to be regretted. All the more, the summer course represents a valuable professional and didactic exception, which should definitely be maintained and promoted."   


End-of-course photo of the 8th Summer Course (August 29-September 9, 2022).

End-of-course photo of the 7th Summer Course (August 30-September 10, 2021).

From September 7-11, 2020, the 6th summer course "Paleography.Latin Script" took place as a one-week online course due to the contact restrictions in place.

End-of-course picture of the 5th summer course (September 2-13, 2019).

End-of-course picture of the 4th summer course (August 27-September 7, 2018).

From September 4-15, 2017, the 3rd Summer Course 'Paleography. Latin Script' took place at the University of Heidelberg. It was covered by Campus TV. You can download the video here or watch it via Youtube. A group picture can be found here.

End-of-course picture of the 2nd summer course (August 29 - September 9, 2016).

End-of-course picture of the 1st summer course (September 7-18, 2015).

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