HIOK0003SU Summer Course in Scandinavian Manuscript Studies: 3. Preparing an Edition
The highest-level course guides the student through the process of preparing an edition of a medieval or early modern text found in multiple manuscript witnesses. Using a text which has not been previously edited, the students will as a group work through the stages and decisions which go into the making of editions:
- Locating and transcribing the witnesses: The students will use the skills previously learned in the basic level course to locate, date and transcribe the multiple witnesses of the unedited text.
- Collating variants: Using the skills learned in the advanced course, the students will collate variants in order to create a variant apparatus and stemma codicum.
- Presenting the edition: As a group, the students will decide how to present their findings as an edition, whether electronic or print, best-text or critical, diplomatic or normalised, etc.
Following the course, the students are encouraged to continue their work as a group for eventual publication of an edition.
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/
By the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- Locate multiple manuscript witnesses of a single text
- Make meaningful decisions in the collation and presentation of variant readings
- Prepare an edition based on primary manuscript sources
For the reading list, please visit: http://nfi.ku.dk/english/courses/summer-courses/
The student must be able to read texts in Academic English.
- Project work
Deadline for application: 1 April 2017
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.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Course participation, 2 weeks under invigilation
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship