International Byzantine Greek Summer School (IBGSS)
Trinity College Dublin
18th July-12th August 2016
The Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin is delighted to host the 2016 International Byzantine Greek Summer School (IBGSS). We are delighted to welcome this well-established and successful programme to Dublin, under the direction of Dr Anthony Hirst, building on fifteen years previously at the University of Birmingham (2012-15) and Queen’s University Belfast (2002-2011).
APPLICATIONS AND COST
- The cost for two weeks will be €400 and for all four weeks €800.
- Please note that this does not include accommodation. You will be responsible for booking your own accommodation, but we will be able to offer advice.
The application process is in two stages
- Complete the application form and e-mail it as an attachment to Patrick Sammon
- Make an online payment
Queries should be directed to Patrick Sammon
The International Byzantine Greek Summer School offers courses in medieval Greek language at three levels:
LEVEL 1 BEGINNERS (18 – 29 JULY)
The Level 1 course is for absolute beginners in Byzantine Greek. It starts with the Greek alphabet and takes students through the basic grammar of Greek to the point where they can begin to translate simple Greek texts with the aid of a dictionary.
LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE (1 – 12 AUGUST)
The Level 2 course carries straight on from the Level 1 course, completing the coverage of basic Greek grammar and introducing students to a variety of Greek texts. Each year a number of people take both courses.
If the number of participants justifies it (as it did 2012-4) an additional course, Level-2.5 (Higher Intermediate), will be introduced for the more advanced applicants to Level-2, but this course is not offered as a confirmed option at the application stage.
LEVEL 3 ADVANCED READING (1 –12 AUGUST)
Level 3 is an Advanced Reading course for those who successfully completed Level-2 in a previous year and have made considerable further progress since, or those have acquired the necessary familiarity with Greek by other means.
The following staff will be teaching on the Summer School in Trinity in 2016:
- Dr Anthony Hirst (Course Director)
- Dr Cosetta Cadau
- Sean McCrum
- Patrick Sammon
- Adrian C.S. Saunders