HIOK0001SU  Summer Courses in Scandinavian Manuscript Studies: 1. Reading and Working with Manuscripts

Volume 2016/2017

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:



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 have some background in Old Norse language and literature.
The student must be able to read texts in Academic English.
Class instruction with lectures and workshops.
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Course participation, 2 weeks under invigilation
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 70
  • Course Preparation
  • 120
  • Preparation
  • 20
  • Total
  • 210