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Shakespeare summer school – Montpellier, France 2018

Montpellier, France 2018
Shakespeare summer school
9 – 13 July 2018

You’re invited to join us for a unique literary summer school experience in Montpellier, in the south of France, exploring the work of Shakespeare and his world. Sessions will include lectures from an international group of scholars on various aspects of Shakespeare and the early modern world, and on Shakespeare on screen, together with play readings from our focus plays Henry IV Part 1 and Henry V. A detailed programme will be provided closer to the time.

No prior experience is necessary; students, general readers, scholars all welcome!

Convenors: Dr Victoria Bladen (The University of Queensland, Australia) &

Prof Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin (University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3), in partnership with the Institut de Recherche sur la Renaissance, l’âge Classique et les Lumières (IRCL)

Click here for information about the convenors


Enquiries: or

Cost: Full – 300 euros        Student/Unwaged – 250 euros

Students of the host institution (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III): no registration fee


Call for Applications


March 30th and 31st, 2018

University of Pennsylvania

 This graduate training workshop will cover topics in:

  • Paleography and Cataloging of Medieval Manuscript Rolls
  • Manuscript Transcription and Scholarly Editing
  • Introduction to the Digital Edition: Challenges and Best Practices
  • Collaborative Editing
  • XML, Text Encoding Fundamentals and the TEI Schema

No prior paleography or encoding experience is required.

The workshop covers the fundamentals of digital editing while tackling the codicological challenges posed by manuscript rolls. Practical sessions inform collective editorial decision-making: participants will undertake the work of transcription and commentary, and encode (according to TEI P5 protocols) the text and images of a medieval manuscript roll. The workshop will result in a collaborative digital edition.

The workshop will take place March 30th and 31st, 2018 (Friday-Saturday) 9.30am-4.30pm, and will be run by Yale and Penn graduate students. It is free of charge, and lunches will be provided. The workshop will be limited to ten places, with preference given to graduate students who demonstrate need for training in manuscript study and text encoding.

An information booklet and syllabus can be found on the website – please read this document before applying, and apply online by February 5th ( Applicants will be notified whether they can be offered a place by February 15th. For more information, see the project website or email

Irish Archaeology Field School (IAFS) Forensic Anthropology Course

The Irish Archaeology Field School (IAFS) provides third level training in heritage based studies to a number of university partners (see for more detail). This year the IAFS are launching an exciting new forensic anthropology course (see here) in partnership with Maynooth University and the Irish National Heritage Park. This week long course will run twice, starting March 11th and June 10th and carries 7.5 ECTS credits (awarded by Maynooth University).

The program will be taught from the site of Carrick Castle (and settlement), the first Norman Castle in Ireland, constructed in 1169. The castle site is located within the stunning confines of the Irish National Heritage Park in Wexford, southeast Ireland, a 40 acre parkland featuring the largest open air museum in Ireland. The course is particularly suitable for any students with an interest in osteoarchaeology and physical/forensic anthropology but may also appeal to a wide range of backgrounds including archaeology, history, anthropology, medieval studies – or just students looking for a unique study abroad experience in general. The program will include students of all ages and nationalities.


For further information contact:

Mairead Stobie
Program Administrator 

Reading Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts Professional Masterclass by Professor Michelle P. Brown

Reading Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts Professional Masterclass by Professor Michelle P. Brown

When Wednesday 24 January 2018 from 09:30AM to 04:00PM

Venue Great Southern Room, State Library of Western Australia 

Details Professor Brown will share her expertise in a Masterclass for the collecting sector, students and scholars.  The Masterclass will examine manufacturing techniques and contexts for the commissioning and making of illuminated manuscripts from late antiquity to the early 16th century. Professor Brown will relate the principles established in the making of illuminated manuscripts to the early printed book and into the electronic age.

The Masterclass is strictly limited to 50 places. 

For information contact Dr Kate Gregory 9427 3480

Shakespeare Matters – a free online course from AdelaideX

Shakespeare Matters – a free online course from AdelaideX

Hosted on the edX platform, Shakespeare Matters is a free 5-week online course on the relevance of Shakespeare in today’s society. The course focuses on the emotions of love, hate and jealousy in Hamlet, Othello, The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and King Henry V.

In this introductory course, you will learn how Shakespeare uses emotion in his plays, how his characters experience and manipulate emotions, and how the emotional resonance of the plays makes them powerfully relevant to the modern world.

When does it start?
The course launches on the 14th December 2017 and goes for 5 weeks. Learners should spend 2-3 hours per week.

Who can enrol?
Shakespeare Matters is open to anyone globally.

How do I enrol?
Enrol by going to the edX website and registering your details. This will give you access to the portal where you can start the course as of the 14th December 2017.

Enrol here.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this course. You can also have a look at our social media channels:

Hobart Summer Schools 2018



Intensive reading course in Medieval and Ecclesiastical Latin.  This will be the 25th annual Hobart Latin Summer School!  It is now taught under the auspices of the Christopher Dawson Centre.  Some prior knowledge of Latin is a prerequisite, though a person with some background in another language can readily come up to the starting gate.  Readings from some of the great and influential literature, poetry and prose, from antiquity to the dawn of the modern world.

Hobart (venue to be determined, but a central location)

22-26 January 2018

9.00 am to 3.00 pm daily for five days


In association with the Verbum Domini Institute, this is an intensive course in the koine Greek of the New Testament, a continuation of last summer’s course that is also suitable for virtual beginners who are willing to undertake some preliminary work on the Greek alphabet.  We shall read passages from the Gospels and from Christian literature of the apostolic age. 

Hobart, 35 Tower Road, New Town

29 January to 2 February 2018

9.00 am to 3.00 pm daily for five days

Please contact David Daintree directly – – for further information about either of these two courses.

English-Speaking Union (Victorian Branch) – Old English online course

The English-Speaking Union (Victorian Branch) is an Australian educational and cultural charity founded in 1919. Our aim is to promote co-operation and understanding among the English-speaking peoples.
Our interest in the English language includes fostering the rich linguistic and cultural heritage that is embedded in Modern English, of which Old English plays such a central part.
The teaching of Old English in Australian universities has a long history. In recent years, however, the academic teaching of Old English in Australia has become increasingly attenuated.
Our organisation is therefore developing an online course in Old English. We believe we have the expertise, together with a preliminary level of funding, to be able to take advantage of the latest advances in computer-based education so as to promote Old English in a dynamic way.
We therefore invite Expressions of Interest from individuals or teams with specialised knowledge of the Old English language and with relevant experience in education, curriculum design and course development. Our Project Brief is available on application from the address below.
The Expression of Interest should respond to the Project Brief and include:
* Name(s) of consultant(s)
* Details of qualifications and relevant experience
* Familiarity with “Course Builder” (or similar software for constructing an online course), and willingness to work with an IT specialist to create the 24-lesson project
* Ability to develop the project in accordance with the ESU’s vision for the course
* Proposed approach and timeline for the work
* Business information including consultant’s full contact details, ABN (if an Australian business) and professional insurances
* Quotation of fee, and the basis for setting the fee
The Expression of Interest should be submitted as an attachment to an email, and sent to: