Summer School on Greek Palaeography and Byzantine Epigraphy

Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation, one of the most important institutions for the study of Greek History (ancient, Byzantine and modern) at international level, 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 in Patmos, the island of the Revelation.

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. They will be selected by a Scientific Committee following a thorough assessment of the application and the CV of the candidates.

All students will receive a certificate of participation.