Consisting of lectures, workshops, excursions and special presentations, the summer school offers its participants basic training in palaeography, codicology and transcription of manuscripts, as well as indepth workshops on editorial technique and textual criticism.
The courses are intended chiefly for graduate students (MA/PhDlevel) but may also be of interest to more established scholars hoping to improve their manuscript reading and editorial skills.
Some knowledge of Old Norse-Icelandic and/or Old Danish is essential, however; familiarity with one or more of the modern Scandinavian languages, while an advantage, is not required, as the language of instruction will be English.
Students enrolled at the University of Iceland pay 120 EUR. Other students pay 200 EUR. The tuition fee covers one-time participation in classes and lectures. A one-day excursion is included (bus ride and a light meal). Deadline for paying the tuition fee is 1 June 2018.