Workshop 'Crash-Course in Greek Palaeography'

When
07-02-2022 10:00 to 08-02-2022 18:30
Where
Universiteitsbibliotheek, Rozier 9, 9000 Gent
Language
English
Organizer
Greek Department
Contact
Yasmine.Amory@UGent.be
Website
https://www.grieks.ugent.be/events/oikos-crash-course-in-greek-palaeography

The Greek department of Ghent University offers a two-day course in Greek paleography in collaboration with the Research School OIKOS.

The course is intended for (advanced) students and PhDs in Classics, Ancient History and Ancient Civilizations with a good command of Greek. It offers an intensive introduction into Greek paleography from the Hellenistic period until the end of the Middle Ages and is specifically aimed at acquiring practical skills to read literary and documentary papyri and literary manuscripts from the originals. Six lectures will give a chronological overview of the development of Greek handwriting, each followed by a practice session reading relevant extracts from papyri and manuscripts in smaller groups under supervision.

The first day (Monday) will focus on documentary and literary papyri and we will be working with original papyri from the papyrus collection of the Ghent University Library.

The second day (Tuesday) we will continue with literary manuscripts.