Tuesday, October 27, 2020


Via Milan Vukašinović, Uppsala University:

*Medieval literature** across languages**: a multi-lingual summer school*

*Online Summer School*

*17–28 May 2021*

*Second Revised Call*


This online summer school seeks to provide PhD students with a first
immersion into

the study of medieval literature across languages. Language training, with
the aim of inviting PhD students to become acquainted with new medieval
languages, will here be combined with lectures on case studies, addressing
various methodological issues and approaches. The summer school focuses on
five medieval languages: *Georgian, Arabic, Greek, Latin, and French*.

*Note: The programme has been changed to a completely online format to
address the ongoing barriers to travel. All instruction will take place
online between 14:00-17:00 (CEST, Danish local time).*

The online summer school will be organized around language teaching and
tutoring, lectures and presentations, and an introduction to TEI encoding.
Substantial work will be required of students in advance of the summer
school (learning of new alphabets, initial reading and encoding exercises).

*Language Teaching*

Beginning each day at 14:00 (CEST) language teaching will be followed by
language tutoring, in which PhD students assist each other as tutors and
will themselves receive help from others.

*Lectures and Presentations*

On alternating days, invited speakers will deliver lectures on a range of
topics related to the study of medieval literatures across languages; on
other days, students will be expected to deliver short presentations on
their findings.

*TEI Encoding*

Students will receive an introduction to encoding texts using a TEI
compliant architecture of XML tagging. Prior to the summer school, students
will be provided with preliminary orientation materials; during the summer
school, they will receive hands-on experience encoding a short section of
the Barlaam and Josaphat text in their chosen target language.


Applications should be sent before *15 December 2020* to hogel@sdu.dk.
We encourage applications from PhD students from any field in medieval
studies. Applicants are asked to specify one language they wish to study,
and at least one language they can offer tutoring in (please indicate level
of proficiency).

Lectures and seminars will be held in English. Your application should
include an abstract of your current research and a statement addressing the
contributions you can make to the summer school and what you hope to gain
from participating (together no more than a single A4 page, single spaced).
You must also name one referee who will be willing to write in support of
your application. Referees of short-listed applicants will be contacted
directly by the organizers of the summer school.

There is no cost for attending the Summer School.

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