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HIOK0002SU  Summer Course in Scandinavian Manuscript Studies: 2. Theory and Practice of Scholarly Editing 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 (3-707c774f77847c3d7a843d737a)
  • Matthew James Driscoll (3-7c79734f77847c3d7a843d737a)
Saved on the 07-02-2017

The advanced-level course Theory and Practice of Scholarly Editing focuses on the history, theory and methodology of editing texts found in manuscript witnesses. The student will apply skills learned in the basic-level or equivalent course to read and transcribe manuscrips, focusing on variation found among different witnesses of a single text and how these variants can be represented in different types of editions.

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:

  • Recognize the various types of editions (critical edition, best-text edition, single text edition) and their intended audiences
  • Collect variants from multiple manuscript witnesses in order to create a variant apparatus
  • Prepare a stemma codicum


See the curriculum: http:/​/​hum.ku.dk/​uddannelser/​aktuelle_studieordninger/​dansk/​skandinaviske_manuskriptstudier_katv.pdf


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).
The student must be able to read texts in Academic English.
Academic qualifications
It is recommended that before the student register for the course Theory and Practice of Scholarly Editing the course Reading and Working with Manuscripts or something similar has been taken.
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