The Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation is pleased to announce the organization of its first Summer School on Greek Palaeography and Byzantine Epigraphy with the kind collaboration of the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian on Patmos.
The one-week intensive Summer School is an introductory course to Greek Palaeography and Byzantine Epigraphy aiming to provide students with basic skills that will enable them to approach manuscripts and written inscriptions.
A unique feature of this Summer School is that students will be given the opportunity to learn and practice within the Monastery of Saint John, which is now home to more than 1200 manuscripts and a large number of icons and monumental paintings with inscriptions dating from the 12th to the 16th century.
The Summer School will be held from July 4 to July 9, 2016. The instructors are researchers of the National Hellenic Research Foundation and in particular of the Institute of Historical Research with extensive experience in the study of Greek Palaeography and Byzantine Epigraphy. The lectures will take place at the Patmias Ecclesiastical School, and the practical exercise sessions inside the monastery.
The course of Palaeography will be taught in Italian and English, whereas the course of Byzantine Epigraphy in English. Adequate knowledge of Ancient Greek is a prerequisite for participation.
The school is open to PhD candidates, postgraduate, graduate students and pre-graduate students in their final year of Classics, Philology, History, Theology, Byzantine and Medieval Studies.
The number of students is limited to 20. All students will receive a certificate of participation.
There is a participation fee of 380 Euros. Should the candidate be accepted, the amount is required to be paid the latest by May 20, 2016. The fee includes Summer School courses, course material, transportation within the island, a welcome dinner on Sunday, July 3, and a light lunch each day. Students are individually responsible for their transportation, accommodation, and living expenses on Patmos island.