Medieval Summer Courses 2017

Summer Courses in Medieval history, art, archaeology, literature and all the other disciplines will be listed here chronologically.

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Medieval Latin

Medieval Bern. From the Tschachtland ChronicleFachspezifisches Latein
The University of Bern
21.08.2017 – 01.09.2017

Are you proficient in Latin on the level of a Swiss High School? And wish to come to grip with Medieval Latin in a German context, the University of Bern offers a special course. More information found here (in German)



Scandinavian Manuscript Studies in Copenhagen

Studying medieval manuscripts in CopenhagenRegistration is currently open for the two-week summer course in Scandinavian Manuscript Studies, which will take place in Copenhagen 7-18 August 2017. The course is organized by the Arnamagnæan Collection at the University of Copenhagen, the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies at the University of Iceland, and the National and University Library of Iceland. Teachers from both the University of Iceland and the University of Copenhagen will provide lectures, workshops, and presentations, and students will also have the chance to participate in an excursion. This year the summer course is worth 7,5 ECTS and is divided into three modules in increasing level of knowledge and experience with manuscripts.

The deadline for registration is 1 April 2017. We hope you will help us spread the word about this summer course to students who are interested in the literature, language, and history of Medieval Scandinavia.

More information about the course can be found at the website

Medieval Studies. Summer Programme in Cambridge

Medieval Peasant Revolt 14th CenturyMedieval Studies. Summer Programme in Cambridge
Sidgwick Site
06.08.2017 – 19.08.2017 (one week programme available)

This programme offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn from some of the finest British medievalists. Courses are offered in defined topics which encompass art, architecture, history, literature, religion, trade and health. Course Directors encourage you to develop your own arguments about big historical issues while helping you to understand the complexities of the chosen field. The programme is challenging and is predicated on doing advance reading. It attracts current undergraduate and graduate students, and college and university teachers. Its interdisciplinary nature will appeal to anyone with an interest in medieval studies. We welcome those coming from any background but with some knowledge and a genuine interest in the period. Courses are led by recognised experts from the University and other British universities. The typical week tab gives more information about the daily schedule.


The Making of Europe

Psalterium Aureum Psalm 5903.07.2017 – 11.07.2017 (6 weeks)
Course location(s)
– Utrecht, The Netherlands
– Berlin, Germany
– Rome, Italy

Dive into the thrilling history of (ancient) Europe and its role on the world stage, studying in three of the most exciting cities of Europe: Rome, Utrecht and Berlin! The three combined courses, designed by three excellent European universities – Utrecht University in collaboration with Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Freie Universität Berlin, Faculty of Humanities (UU) –  will provide an exciting overview of the history and workings of Europe. Emerge yourself in Europe’s history and culture and visit many of the tangible remains during excursions.


Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Low Countries

Saint Mauritius. 14th century. From: Museu Brugge Sin Jaenshospitaal © Luka - Art in Flanders/Hugo MaertensLeuven, Belgium
18.06.2017 – 28.06.2017
Deadline: Nov 30, 2016

Several Flemish research centres, universities and art museums collaboratively organise the third edition of the Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders in the summer of 2017. After the success of the two previous editions with a focus on Jan van Eyck and Peter Paul Rubens, this edition zooms in on Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Sculpture. The target group for the course are master and PhD-students in (art) history and junior curators from all over the world.

The aim of the Summer Course is to bring to Flanders, annually, a group of 18 select national and international, highly qualified young
researchers and to present them with an intensive 11-day program of lectures, discussions, and on-site visits. The third edition of the summer course is titled Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Low Countries is coordinated by Museum M – Leuven and the Flemish Art Collection. Excursions will be made to Leuven, Mechelen, Bruges, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Maastricht, Aachen,
Liège, Zoutleeuw and Brussels. The language of the Summer Course will be English. Apply now through November 30, 2016. Mail to

London International Palaeography Summer School

Book of Kells detailLondon International Palaeography Summer School
Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
12.06.2017 – 16.06.2017

The London International Palaeography Summer School is a series of intensive courses in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies. Courses range from a half to two days duration and are given by experts in their respective fields from a wide range of institutions. Subject areas include Latin, English, Anglo-Saxon, German, Welsh and Greek palaeography, history of scripts, illuminated manuscripts, codicology, manuscript editing and liturgical and devotional manuscripts.

The Summer School is hosted by the Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies with the co-operation of the British Library, the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House Library, the Warburg Institute, University College, King’s College London and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The London International Palaeography Summer School 2017 will take place on 12th-16th June 2017.

The Inishark Archaeological Project, Ireland

The Inishark Archaeological Project, Ireland
01.06.2017 – 2906.2017

This field school offers students the opportunity to learn about the rich history, heritage and archaeology of Ireland. Excavating on the uninhabited island of Inishark, Co. Galway, Ireland, fifty miles west of Galway along the coast of Connemara, the Cultural Landscapes of the Irish Coast project (CLIC) has been working for 10 years to understand post 18th century island life. The fishing village of Inishark, placed in the protected corner of this small 2 by 1 mile island, was home to 300 people in 1830. Although the last remaining 25 islanders left in 1960, their history provides insight into island life before and after the Irish Famine. This field school involves four weeks of practical instruction in the methods and theory of archaeological excavation in Historical Archaeology, field survey, and laboratory analysis of ceramic, class and metal objects. Even though the subject is not medieval, this course offers ample opportunities to hone your practical excavation skills


Medieval Book Illumination. History, Iconography, Technical & Stilistic Aspects

Gradual from Altenhohenau-Nuremberg, MünchenMedieval Book Illumination. History, Iconography, Technical & Stilistic Aspects. An Introduction
Nürnberg City Library
04.04.2017 – 07.04.2017

The SCRIPTO Summer School Nürnberg (SSSN) offers an introduction to Medieval Book Illumination. This module will be discussing questions of history, contents, function and technology of the medieval illuminated book as well as art historical research methods. Extensive study and examination of manuscripts held by the collection of the Nürnberg City Library will provide a guideline for scientific research. The number of participants is limited. The application deadline is 1 February 2017. Those applicants accepted to the course will be charged 350€. Language of instruction will be German and English (Lecturers: Dr. Christine Jakobi-Mirwald, Dr. Christine Sauer). Further information (including the application form) may be obtained online at SCRIPTO


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