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HIOK0001SU  Summer Courses in Scandinavian Manuscript Studies: 1. Reading and Working with Manuscripts Volume 2016/2017

Course information

Credit7,5 ECTS
LevelFull Degree Master
Full Degree Master choice
Part Time Master
The Summer Courses in Scandinavian Manuscript Studies will take place 7 - 18 August 2017
Course capacity25
Continuing and further education
Study boardStudy Board of Department of Nordic Research
Contracting department
  • Department of Nordic Research
Course responsibles
  • Anne Mette Hansen (3-67736e466e7b7334717b346a71)
  • Matthew James Driscoll (3-73706a466e7b7334717b346a71)
Saved on the 07-02-2017

The course Reading and Working with Manuscripts provides the student with an introduction to codicology and paleography in the form of lectures and workshops. Gaining hands-on experience with real manuscripts from the Arnamagnæan Collection, the student will learn how to handle, describe and read medieval and early modern manuscripts from Iceland and Scandinavia.

For a full list of lecturers, please visit: http://nfi.ku.dk/english/courses/summer-courses/

For information on tuition fees, please visit the Faculty of Humanities summer school website: http://humanities.ku.dk/education/summer/

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe a medieval or early modern manuscript book in terms of its codicological features
  • Recognize and date various types of medieval and post-medieval scripts
  • Read and transcribe texts found in primary manuscript sources


See the curriculum:




For the reading list, please visit:  http:/​/​nfi.ku.dk/​english/​courses/​summer-courses/​


Teaching and learning methods
Class instruction with lectures and workshops.
Formal requirements
In order to be admitted to the Master’s elective offered as summer courses in Scandinavian Manuscript Studies, the student must have completed a Bachelor's degree program. The student must have some background in Old Norse language and literature, e.g. a BA level course such as The Nordic languages in the Medieval Period (De nordiske sprog i middelalderen).
Academic qualifications
The student must have some background in Old Norse language and literature.
The student must be able to read texts in Academic English.
Sign up

Applicants must fill in the application form and submit it by e-mail to: nfi_studieadm@hum.ku.dk.

Deadline for application: 1 April 2017 

Tuition fees

For information on tuition fees for BA and MA students, please visit the Faculty of Humanities summer school website. Ph.d. students participate for free.

Information on living costs and costs of accommodation is available at the UCPH website for international students.

Credit7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Course participation, 2 weeks under invigilation
Marking scalepassed/not passed
Censorship formNo external censorship
Class Instruction70
Course Preparation120
Saved on the 07-02-2017