July 2019, Oxford: First Oxford Old Frisian Summer School

It is a great pleasure to announce the first Oxford Old Frisian Summer School, taking place in Oxford, St Edmund Hall/Taylor Institution Library from 8th-13th July, organised in close co-operation with the university of Groningen. Special topic: Anglo-Frisian connections.

Why a summer school?

In Oxford, there is hardly any opportunity to study Old Frisian within the normal curriculum.  The summer school is meant to give students and early career researchers who are interested in Old Frisian in the context of Old Germanic, especially Old English, a chance to get acquainted with this small but fascinating member of the Old Germanic language family.  

What will the summer school involve?

There will be lectures on Old Frisian language and history in the mornings and translation workshops in the afternoons to get familiar with a variety of texts (legal, religious and legendary texts) By the end of the week, students should be able to read Old Frisian texts with the help of a grammar and dictionary. They should also have some knowledge of the major research questions in the field.  

How can I apply?

For more information and registration, please go to www.ling-phil.ox.ac.uk/oldfrisian .

For further enquiries, please use oldfrisian@ling-phil.ox.ac.uk