• Application Deadline
  • 5 days
    Duration
The Summer School Middle Egyptian Hieratic is an academic programme offered by the University of Pisa, aimed at training its participants to read and interpretate literary and documentary texts of Ancient Egypt in their original script (hieratic and hieroglyphs).

About

The objective of the Middle Egyptian Hieratic programme offered by the University of Pisa is to provide strong ability in reading and interpreting ancient Egyptian documents in hieratic and hieroglyphs, beyond basic knowledge.  

This will be achieved through three different levels:

  • Decoding hieratic script (basic)
  • Intensive practice of reading (hieratic sources) supervised by teachers
  • Focus on grammar issues related to the Middle Kingdom 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
    • Duration description
      22-27 July
  • Credits
    3 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Topics:

  • Reading, writing, and transcription exercises
  • Reading, discussing hieratic signs, and grammar issues in the hieratic texts analysed in the morning
  • Reading of Tale of the Herdsman and The Man and the Ba (pBerlin 3024)
  • Reading, writing, and transcription exercises
  • Reading, discussing hieratic signs, and grammar issues in the hieratic texts analysed in the morning

Audience

The course is open to EU (including University of Pisa students) and non-EU applicants. 

Lecturers

  • Prof. Gianluca Miniaci

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of Middle Egyptian (language and script). No previous knowledge of hieratic is required.
  • Identity Document (*Passport in case you are a foreign student*)
  • Enrolment Form 
  • Curriculum Vitae

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
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Living costs for Pisa

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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