Multilingual Summer School

Ton Iviron 463, fol. 15r (12th-13th cent.)

Organizers: Julian Yolles and Christian Høgel

This online summer school seeks to provide PhD students with a first immersion into the study of medieval literature across languages. Language training, with the aim of inviting PhD students to become acquainted with new medieval languages, will here be combined with lectures on case studies, addressing various methodological issues and approaches. The summer school focuses on five medieval languages: Georgian, Arabic, Greek, Latin, and French. Together these languages cover an immense geographical and literary expanse, yet they all involved various areas of the Eastern Mediterranean. The central text of this summer school is the narrative of Barlaam and Josaphat across these languages, for which I have created a digital parallel language edition of selected passages, using the Text-Alignment Network.

The summer school is co-sponsored by the Retracing Connections Project and by the Centre for Medieval Literature.

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