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Old Frisian and its Neighbours

University of Groningen

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300 EUR/year
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About

The central theme of the Old Frisian and its Neighbours summer school at the University of Groningen concerns medieval language shifts along the North Sea coast: Old Frisian, Old/Middle Dutch and Old Saxon/Middle Low German. Old Frisian is a West Germanic language spoken by inhabitants of the coastal region of the Low Countries since approx. the 5th century.

Overview

Key facts:

  • Old Frisian deserves international attention because of its close connection to Old English. Knowledge of Old Frisian deepens insights into the Old English language and, more broadly, into the development of West Germanic. It has been handed down in a relatively small but coherent corpus of, mostly, late-medieval law texts and a number of sagas (1100-1550 AD) – a well-hidden gem!
  • The Old Frisian and its Neighbours Summer School at the University of Groningen will be of interest to BA and MA students as well as PhD’s in the field of Old Germanic languages. The participants will learn to read and interpret Old Frisian texts and get a good grasp of its grammatical structures. There will be lectures about the various language shifts Frisian experienced over the medieval period when it gave way to Dutch or Low German in formerly Frisian-speaking areas. There will be due attention to the sociolinguistic processes which may have steered these phenomena.

Programme Structure

  • Arrival at the University of Groningen is planned on 21 June 2020; the classes will be taught from 22-26 June, with a social programme on 27 June. The programme will include visits to archeological and historical sites in the medieval Frisian heartland, as well as a full day of classes in the Frisian capital Leeuwarden, where also various Old Frisian manuscripts can be viewed.

Audience

This summer school is designed for students of the various Old Germanic languages, graduate and post-graduate students.It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.

Lecturers

  • Prof. Frits van Oostrom (Utrecht University)
  • Prof. Arjen Versloot (University of Amsterdam)
  • Prof. Vincent van Heuven (Leiden University)
  • Prof. Rolf Bremmer (Leiden University)
  • Dr. Johanneke Sytsema (University of Oxford)
  • Dr. Michiel de Vaan (University of Lausanne)
  • Dr. Han Nijdam (Frisian Academy)
  • Dr. Redmer Alma
  • Dr. Anne Popkema (University of Groningen)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 5 days

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

2 ECTS

Participants will receive a certificate that mentions a workload of 40 hours. Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. 

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This summer school is designed for students of the various Old Germanic languages, graduate and post-graduate students.
  • It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 300 EUR per year during 5 days.
  • EU/EEA

    300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 300 EUR per year during 5 days.
  • Incl. manuscript viewings, transport to Groningen on Wednesday,lunches, conference dinner, city tour, welcoming drinks,excursion
  • Participation fee - online € 200

Living costs for Groningen

750 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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