Lincoln College

Lincoln College Summer School of Greek Palaeography

The fifth Lincoln College International Summer School in Greek Palaeography will be held on 28 July-2 August 2014. The school offers a five-day introduction to the study of Greek manuscripts through ten reading classes, four library visits and five thematic lectures.


Costs: A school fee of 200 GBP is payable prior to the first day of classes. Students are individually responsible for their transportation and living expenses in Oxford. A minimum of three bursaries, covering fees and housing, will be awarded to particularly deserving applicants.


Daily schedule: 8:45-10:45 reading class, 11:00-13:00 library visit, 13:00-14:45 lunch break, 14:45-16:45 reading class, 17:00-18:00 lecture. A final written examination will be administered on Saturday, 2 August, 9:00-12:00.


Instructors: Marjolijne Janssen (M.A. Amsterdam), Alessandra Bucossi (D.Phil. Oxon.), Michael Featherstone (Ph.D.  Harvard), Georgi R. Parpulov (Ph.D. Chicago)


Lectors: Nigel G. Wilson FBA (Oxford), Prof. Elisabeth Jeffreys (Oxford), Dr. Hugh Houghton (Birmingham), Dr. Ilse De Vos (London)


Application: The final deadline for applying is 30 January 2014.

Applicants are requested to e-mail georgi.parpulov@lincoln.ox.ac.uk their curriculum vitae, explain in detail their need for attending the summer school, and indicate whether they wish to be considered for a bursary. They should also arrange for one recommendation letter from an established academic to be e-mailed to georgi.parpulov@lincoln.ox.ac.uk before 30 January 2014. Successful applicants will be notified on 15 February 2014.


Note: The school is intended for students of Classics, Patristics, Theology, Biblical or Byzantine Studies. Potential applicants are advised that it only offers introductory-level instruction in Greek palaeography and codicology. Adequate knowledge of Greek is a must for all students.