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Latin for Early-Modernists


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Latin for Early-Modernists

  • University of East Anglia (map)

4- 9 November 2018
9-14 June 2019

University of East Anglia

In the medieval and early-modern periods, in particular, the ability to move with confidence between Latin and vernacular material is invaluable. This two-part residential course will provide you with the tools required to read and understand the Latin texts relevant to your research at a deeper level and will allow you to explore the challenges of working with Classical, medieval and Renaissance Latin materials over the course of the academic year.

Now in its second year, the course will run with two parallel groups. An introductory course will be open to beginners, as well as those with a preliminary knowledge of Latin. The days will be divided between detailed study of Latin grammar in the mornings, followed by the study of selected extracts from Latin literature in the afternoon. Part of the afternoon sessions will be student-led: each attendee introducing an extract from their own research and leading the group’s translation and discussion of this. A second (Level 2) course, with a greater emphasis on Latin as it is encountered in attendees’ own research, will be open to those who have completed the Latin for Early Modernists 2017-18 training. In between the two residential sessions, training will continue online through the sharing of translations and exercises.

Teaching sessions will be delivered by:

Dr John-Mark Philo
Dr Elena Gessi
Mr Thomas Rutledge

Application Process

Open to postgraduate research students from across the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) in the first instance and to students of other universities nationally if places are available.

Register your place through the online application form by 12:00 on 11 October 2018.

Please note that places are limited, and applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendance at both residential sessions is required. It is anticipated that places will be confirmed by 10 October 2018.

If you would like any further information or have questions about any of the above then please contact Eleanor Stewart-Pointing (UEA):