Tenth International Summer School
14th-22nd August 2013
Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum
An 8-day intensive course in medieval and early-modern Scandinavian manuscript studies.
The course, which will comprise both lectures and practical sessions, is intended chiefly for graduate students (MA/PhD-level) but may also be of interest to more established scholars hoping to improve their manuscript reading and editorial skills. A sound background in Old Norse-Icelandic and/or Old Danish is essential. Familiarity with one or more of the modern Scandinavian languages, while a distinct advantage, is not required, as all teaching will be in English.
As in previous years there will be both a basic group, focusing on palaeography, codicology, manuscript description and transcription, and an advanced group, focusing on editorial technique and the theory and practice of textual criticism; to qualify for the latter one must normally have successfully completed the former. There will also be a ‘master class’ for those participating in the summer school for the third time.
Participation in the summer school entitles one to 5 ECTS points.
This year there will also be an optional two-day text encoding workshop preceding the school, held on the 12th and 13th of August at Landsbókasafn Íslands - Háskólabókasafn, Reykjavík.
There are no tuition fees but participants will be expected to cover their own travel costs and other expenses and pay a small registration fee (approx. 35 €). There will be an excursion on Sunday 18th August for those who wish, the cost of which will be announced later.
The deadline for registration was the 31th of March and all groups are now fully booked.