LUCIS Summer School on Philology and Manuscripts from the Muslim World

The Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS) will offer its fourth Summer School (23 August - 2 September 2022) on Philology and Manuscripts from the Muslim World, with lectures by experts, hands-on classes and much practice with manuscripts from its famous collection of oriental manuscripts. The course is meant for… Continue reading LUCIS Summer School on Philology and Manuscripts from the Muslim World

London International Palaeography School

The London International Palaeography School (LIPS), run by the Institute of English Studies at the University of London, is a series of intensive courses in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies. Subject areas include Latin, Insular, Middle English, Early Modern English, German and Greek palaeography, illuminated manuscripts, codicology, manuscript editing and liturgical and devotional manuscripts. LIPS will… Continue reading London International Palaeography School

The Institute of English Studies – Short Courses April/May

The Institute of English Studies at the University of London is an internationally renowned research centre specialising in the history of the book, manuscript and print studies, textual scholarship, digital editing and new critical approaches to literary history. The following short courses are available in April/May 2022: 11 April: Medieval Book Production and the Collections… Continue reading The Institute of English Studies – Short Courses April/May

Human Osteology – University of Sheffield

Led by doctoral researchers in Human Osteology and departmental staff, our Human Osteology short course provides a broad introduction to the skills and techniques of skeletal analysis of archaeological human remains. Ranging from basic anatomy to skeletal pathology, this course is ideal as a taster for people interested in pursuing further study in biological anthropology/human… Continue reading Human Osteology – University of Sheffield

Hellenic Museum Summer School Online: History & Culture of the Ancient World

10 - 14 January 2022, online and in-person, Melbourne, VIC.Course convenor: Dr Christopher Gribbin Spend a week this January with Melbourne’s Hellenic Museum, exploring the spectacular and fascinating world of the ancient to early medieval Greeks and Romans. The Hellenic Museum Summer School offers a series of informative, relaxed and entertaining short courses. Anyone is… Continue reading Hellenic Museum Summer School Online: History & Culture of the Ancient World

Australian School of Celtic Learning – November Online Events

The Celtic Languages – Placenames Webinar This webinar will look at Celtic placenames and what they can tell us.  We will look at interesting, quirky names of places, and at the elements that betray an underlying Celtic presence in an area.  We will consider how placenames are put together – how languages can be combined… Continue reading Australian School of Celtic Learning – November Online Events

Calligraphy for Beginners: Gold Leaf Gilding & Tooling Techniques

This course is designed to introduce people to the Art of Calligraphy and the decorative art form of Gilding that accompanied many historical (medieval) Manuscripts. This module will focus on the art of Gilding - the application of gold leaf and tooling techniques. We will start with an understanding and experimentation of historical and modern… Continue reading Calligraphy for Beginners: Gold Leaf Gilding & Tooling Techniques

Introduction to Musical Paleography

This online course, run by Professor Laura Albiero at the Centro Studi Santa Rosa da Viterbo, will offer an introduction to the so-called neumatic musical spellings used in the liturgical manuscripts of the Western Middle Ages. Participants will be guided to recognize the different neumatic families, an element that guides the location of the witnesses, to… Continue reading Introduction to Musical Paleography

Recreating Ancient Recipes With VAWAA

Join Vacation With An Artist (VAWAA) along with archaeologist and culinary historian Ursula Janssen and learn the art of recreating ancient dishes. Together, we’ll turn our kitchens into vessels for gastronomic time travel, using historical recipes and modern ingredients to create dishes from ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Rome, and the Mediterranean Middle Ages. We’ll focus on the Middle… Continue reading Recreating Ancient Recipes With VAWAA

Humanities in Class Online Courses – Medieval Africa and Africans

Given the wide popularity of Eurocentric medieval fantasies, it has never been more important that we teach our students about the reality of the Middle Ages rather than the fictionalized fantasies with which they are accustomed. In order to examine Medieval Studies and expand the “Global Middle Ages” beyond the traditional boundaries of Western Europe,… Continue reading Humanities in Class Online Courses – Medieval Africa and Africans

An Introduction to Celtic Studies – Online Short Course

In this webinar course, we will introduce the academic field of Celtic Studies, with a focus on history broadly defined.  Each week we will take a particular kind of evidence for the past and investigate it in the Celtic context.  We will consider what each kind of evidence can tell us about Celtic peoples in… Continue reading An Introduction to Celtic Studies – Online Short Course

Australian School of Celtic Learning – August Online Events

Who were the Celts In this Sunday afternoon webinar, we will introduce the culture of the Celts, focusing on bronze-age, iron-age and early medieval language, art and archaeology.  We explore questions of identity, location and time period.  We investigate archaeological sites for what they can tell us about Celtic culture.  By looking at artefacts we… Continue reading Australian School of Celtic Learning – August Online Events

Magic and Memory in the Pre-Modern North

Autumn School, University of Helsinki25–29 October 2021 Magic is a nearly ubiquitous theme in surviving Old Norse-Icelandic literature— for example, the Æsir gods as group are called galdrasmiðir (magic makers), Óðinn is presented first and foremost as the master magician, the sagas are regularly populated with a variety of people skilled in using magic, missionary… Continue reading Magic and Memory in the Pre-Modern North