Sunday, December 6, 2009

medieval Greek and paleography

June 7 – July 2, 2010

Dumbarton Oaks will again offer an intensive four-week course in
medieval Greek and paleography in the early summer of 2010. A limited
number of places will be available for students from North America
and Europe .

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. Students will
also have the opportunity to view facsimiles of manuscripts in the
Dumbarton Oaks Rare Books Collection, as well as original manuscripts
in the Byzantine
Collection. Thus approximately eleven hours per week will be devoted
to formal classroom instruction. It is anticipated that students will
require the remaining hours of the week to prepare their assignments.
If they should have extra time, they may conduct personal research in
the Dumbarton Oaks library.


Stratis Papaioannou, Brown University/Dumbarto n Oaks; Alice-Mary
Talbot, Dumbarton Oaks

Accommodation and Costs

No tuition fees will be charged. Successful candidates from outside
the Washington area will be provided with housing in the guesthouse
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) at a
North American or European university. Two years of college level
ancient Greek (or the equivalent) are a prerequisite; a diagnostic
test will be administered to finalist applicants before the final
selection of successful candidates is made.

Application Procedure

Applicants should send a letter by February 15, 2010, to Dr. Margaret
Mullett, 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 advisor, 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 March 2010, and must be
accepted by April 1.

Please send all required materials to:

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

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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great resource!