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Summer School in Palaeography

Plakat              Sommerkurs Paläographie 2019
From the 31th of August till the 11th of September 2020 the University of Heidelberg offers a Summer School in Palaeography (Latin Handwriting) for the sixth time. Applications are due by the 30th of April 2020.

International Students should apply with a concise curriculum vitae, including the applicant's field of study. We also request a short statement of interest in the event (both no longer than one page in the respective mother tongue). Applications must be sent by email.

Students of the University of Heidelberg can register without submission of a curriculum vitae and statement but should submit a short motivational letter by email to the following address:

Every participant will receive an unmarked certificate. In addition it is possible to earn two marked certificates (altogether 8 CP).

Flyer "Sommerkurs Paläographie. Lateinische Schrift" 2020 [pdf]

If you want to draw attention to our summer school, feel free to download the placards (both available in german and english).

Plakat A3 "Sommerkurs Paläographie. Lateinische Schrift" 2020 [pdf]

Poster A3 "Summer School Palaeography. Latin Handwriting" 2020 [pdf]

about the seminary:

The daily course program takes place from 9.15 am to 3.45 pm. Participants will not only acquire a fundamental knowledge of the Latin script (ranging from the beginning to the century) but will also achieve skills in locating and dating manuscripts, as well as a reading competence that covers a bimillenium of Latin writing. Questions about the history of writing will be discussed with traditional as well as modern methods.
In the class itself, main focus will lay on the exercise: Individual handwritings will be read together, results secured in the plenum and methodological approaches including research literature discussed. The exercise is accompanied by events in which special topics of palaeography and recent research results are presented.