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Summer School in Byzantine Greek Script and Book Culture, 22-27 June, 2020, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece


April 01, 2020

Event Date:

June 22, 2020 - June 27, 2020

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Summer School in Byzantine Greek Script and Book Culture

Course Outline

The Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) announces the organization of the Summer School in Byzantine Greek Script and Book Culture to be held in Athens between June 22 and 27, 2020.

The Summer School is a six-day intensive course on the history of the Greek Script and Book Culture from Late Antiquity to Early Modernity. Taught by a team of leading specialists, it includes classes on Greek Palaeography and Codicology (Zisis Melissakis, NHRF), Book Culture (Stratis Papaioannou, University of Crete), Diplomatics (Kostis Smyrlis, NHRF) and Epigraphy (Nicholas Melvani, University of Mainz/NHRF).

The Summer School will be mainly held at the premises of the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens and will include visits to the National Library of Greece, which holds one of world’s largest and most significant collections of Greek manuscripts, as well as to museums and archaeological sites in Attica. Participants of the Summer School will thus have the opportunity to inspect original medieval codices, documents, and inscriptions.

The number of participants is limited to 20. They will be selected on the basis of their CV and a short statement of purpose.

The course will be taught in English.
All participants will receive a certificate of participation.


  • Greek Script History, 6 hours
  • Codicology, 3 hours
  • Byzantine Book Culture, 7 hours
  • Training in Manuscript Reading, 5 hours
  • Byzantine Archives & Diplomatics, 5 hours
  • Training in Document Reading, 2 hours
  • Byzantine Epigraphy, 4 hours

Application Procedure

The Summer School is addressed to graduate and post-doctoral students as well as to advanced undergraduate students who will have completed at least two semesters of Ancient Greek by June 2020.

The final deadline for applying is 1 April 2020.

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March 22, 2020


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