4th International Summer School, 6 - 11 July, 2020, University of Alcalá, Spain

Publish Date: Mar 01, 2020

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Event Dates: from Jul 06, 2020 12:00 to Jul 11, 2020 12:00

4th International Summer School

The main goal of the summer school is to provide strong ability in reading and interpreting ancient Egyptian documents in hieratic and cursive hieroglyphs, beyond basic knowledge. This will be achieved through three different levels:

1) Decoding hieratic script (basic);

2) Intensive practice of reading (hieratic sources) supervised by teachers;

3) Focus on paleographic and grammatical issues related to the Middle Egyptian texts.

By investigating different types of documents, participants will acquire self confidence in approaching autonomously ancient Egyptian writings in Middle Egyptian, especially those written in hieratic.

All sessions will be taught by international leading experts with privileged access to current research: Dr. Gianluca Miniaci (University of Pisa); Dr. Ilona Regulski (British Museum); Dr. Carlos Gracia Zamacona (University of Alcalá, Madrid); Dr. Antonio Morales (University of Alcalá, Madrid).


The course will run from the 6th to the 11th of July, 2020.


The deadline for submission of applications is the 15th of May 2020 (for the process of application and the application form, see the section “How to Apply” below).

Target Audience

The course is open to EU (including University of Alcalá students) and non-EU applicants. Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of Middle Egyptian (language and script). No previous knowledge of hieratic is required.

Course language

Classes will be all taught in English. No knowledge of Spanish is required.


The Commission of the University of Alcalá for the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is evaluating at this point the structure and contents of the course. We will announce soon if the course will offer official European and National Credits for those interested on the ECTS system.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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