Old Frisian Summer School

1 Apr 2019

Logo for the Old Frisian Summer School

Thanks to Johanneke Sytsema, Linguistics Lecturer St Edmund Hall, for the following article.

The first Old Frisian Summer School, organised in partnership with Groningen University (Netherlands) will be held at St Edmund Hall from 8 to 13 July 2019. Speakers from Groningen, Oxford and beyond will fill the programme of morning lectures on Old Frisian grammar and history. Connections with Old English will be highlighted, from Frisians in Beowulf to the Anglo-Frisian thesis. The Taylor Institution Library will also host one day of lectures that may be of interest to a wider audience.

TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) has kindly provided part-funding for this international partnership. Oxford’s Linguistics Faculty and the English Faculty are each supporting the summer school by making a studentship available. The partnership will continue next year when Groningen will host the summer school and, if successful, the summer school will return to Oxford in future.

The summer school is especially aimed at students or academics with an interest in Old Germanic. If anyone is interested, there are still spaces; for further details please visit www.ling-phil.ox.ac.uk/oldfrisian. There is a deadline of 5 April for applications for the studentships, which should be sent to oldfrisian@ling-phil.ox.ac.uk.

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