The Byzantine Studies Research Center is pleased to announce the organization of its second Byzantine Greek Summer School program to be held at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, from July 9 to July 27, 2018. Students will have the chance to participate in an intensive program in Medieval Greek with Prof. Niels Gaul and Dr. Athanasia Stavrou, while enjoying various attractions of the Bogazici University campus on the Bosphorus and the Byzantine sites of Istanbul.
The program is designed for students who have completed at least two semesters of college-level Classical Greek or its equivalent. Students are expected to have knowledge of basic Greek grammar and to be able to read simple texts from ancient Greek or Byzantine literature. The morning classes, devoted to the reading of Byzantine texts with a focus on Constantinopolitan monuments/sites or events that happened in the city, will be supplemented by tutorial sessions in the afternoons. Classes will be held in two groups, at lower intermediate level and upper intermediate/advanced level. The language of instruction is English. The program will offer weekend excursions to the sites/monuments of Constantinople discussed through original texts in the sessions. Students will receive a certificate of participation upon successful completion of the program.
Classes will be held at the Byzantine Studies Research Center, located on the main campus of Bogazici University.
Graduate students and advanced undergraduates, as well as individuals with an academic interest in or a career relevant to Byzantine studies can apply granted that they meet the requirements mentioned above. Priority will be given to graduate students in the field of Byzantine studies. A diagnostic test may be administered to the candidates before the final decision.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, all the successful candidates who are accepted to the program will attend the courses free of charge. Additionally, we offer:
- 4 scholarships to foreigners from outside Turkey that will cover accommodation in a shared apartment, airfare to/from Istanbul, and a meal plan for the duration of the program.
- 4 scholarships to Turkish citizens from outside Istanbul that will cover transportation expenses to/from Istanbul and a meal plan for the duration of the program.
- 6 scholarships to Turkish students resident in Istanbul that will cover a meal plan for the duration of the program.