Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Summer School in Scandinavian Manuscript Studies

1—10 August 2018University of Iceland
A 10-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 who have completed the basic and advanced groups and want to try their hand at preparing an edition of a previously unedited text.

Students enrolled at the University of Iceland pay 120 EUR. Other students pay 200 EUR. The tuition fee covers one-time participation in classes and lectures. A one-day excursion is included (bus ride and a light meal).

The deadline for registration for this year's summer school is 15 April 2018.

For further information please contact Margrét Eggertsdóttir ( or Haraldur Bernharðsson (

Haraldur Bernharðsson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medieval Studies
University of Iceland -- The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies
Árnagarði við Suðurgötu
IS-101 Reykjavík
- Skype: haraldur_bernhardsson

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