De afdeling Grieks van de Universiteit Gent beschouwt de Griekse taal en literatuur als een bron van inspiratie die zichzelf voortdurend vernieuwt. We benaderen Griekse taal- en letterkunde zo ruim mogelijk, zowel in tijdskader als in vraagstelling: Homerische metriek, plotstructuren in de antieke liefdesroman, Byzantijnse inscripties, … het behoort allemaal tot ons interesseveld.

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  • Ma

    OIKOS crash-course in Greek palaeography

    congres, OIKOS

    ! UPDATE ! Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the Crash Course has been postponed to 23-24 May 2022.

    The Greek department of Ghent University offers a two-day course in Greek palaeography in collaboration with the Research School OIKOS. The course is intended for MA, ResMA and doctoral students in the areas of Classics, Ancient History, Ancient Civilizations and Medieval studies with a good command of Greek. It offers an chronological introduction into Greek palaeography from the Hellenistic period until the end of the Middle Ages and is specifically aimed at acquiring practical skills for research involving literary and documentary papyri and/or manuscripts. We will also provide the unique opportunity to read from original papyri in the papyrus collection of the Ghent University Library and become familiar with the ongoing research projects at Ghent University.


    The course is set up as an intensive two-day seminar. Five lectures by specialists in the field will give a chronological overview of the development of Greek handwriting, each followed by a practice session reading relevant extracts from papyri and manuscripts in smaller groups under the supervision of young researchers (Antonia Apostolakou, Dr. Julián Bértola, Serena Causo, Cristina Cocola, Anne-Sophie Rouckhout, Emmanuel Roumanis and Nina Vanhoutte).

    Monday, may 23

    10:00 Welcome

    10:30-11:30 Papyri of the Ptolemaic and Roman period (Dr. Joanne Stolk)

    11:30-13:00 Practice with papyri of the Ptolemaic and Roman period

    13:00-14:00 Lunch break

    14:00-15:00 Papyri of the Byzantine period (Dr. Yasmine Amory)

    15:00-16:30 Practice papyri of the Byzantine period

    16:30-17:00 Tour around the papyrus collection of the Ghent University Library

    19:00 Dinner


    Tuesday, may 24

    9:00-10:00 Majuscule and early minuscule bookhands (4th-9th centuries) (Dr. Rachele Ricceri)

    10:00-11:30 Practice majuscule and early minuscule bookhands

    11:30-12:00 Coffee break

    12:00-13:00 The development of minuscule script (10th-12th centuries) (Prof. dr. Floris Bernard)

    13:00-14:00 Lunch break

    14:00-15:30 Practice minuscule script of the 10th-12th centuries

    15:30-16:00 Coffee break

    16:00-17:00 Manuscripts and scholars of the Paleologan period (13th-15th centuries) (Prof. dr. Andrea Cuomo)

    17:00-18:30 Practice manuscripts of the Paleologan period


    Please register by sending an e-mail with a short motivation, including your background, research interests and why you would like to follow this course, to yasmine.amory@ugent.be. Priority is given to OIKOS doctoral students, beginners and those who did not have the opportunity to follow course(s) on palaeography before. Registration closes when the course is fully booked (20 participants) or by the final deadline of January 15, 2022. Participants receive 2 ECTS for completing the course.

    If due to changing circumstances the course cannot take place in Ghent, the lectures will be offered online to the participants on the same dates. Practice sessions will be replaced by reading assignments with feedback by the teachers.

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  • Din

    Aglae Pizzone, Patrons and Heroes in the Book Epigrams of the Voss. Gr. Q1

    16:00online: Zoom
    Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams, lezing

    more information coming soon

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  • Woe

    Arthur Bot, De tragedie ‘Erofili’ van Yeoryos Chortatsis (± 1600): een bloedig hoogtepunt van het Kretenzische renaissancetheater

    20:00Auditorium 1 Jan Broeckx (Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent)
    Griekenlandcentrum, lezing

    Deze lezing, die oorspronkelijk zou doorgaan op woensdag 15 december 2021, is uitgesteld naar het tweede semester en zal plaatsvinden op woensdag 15 juni 2022.

    meer informatie volgt later

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