Introduction to Icelandic manuscripts
Wir freuen uns, Ihnen in diesem Wintersemester das Blockseminar Introduction to Icelandic manuscripts anbieten zu können, das von der isländischen Gastdozentin Dr. Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir vom Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Reykjavík, gehalten werden wird.
Das Blockseminar findet vom 13. bis 23. Februar 2017 statt. Die genauen Zeiten und Orte finden Sie im LSF.
The course, which will be taught in English, offers an introduction to the history of Icelandic manuscripts, Old Norse palaeography and the basic principles of textual editing. It consists of 32 teaching hours which are divided between lectures and workshops where students will develop skills in reading and transcribing Old Norse manuscripts, medieval as well as post-medieval. The lectures will cover subjects such as the production of manuscripts in Iceland; collections of Icelandic manuscripts; basic codicology; the development of the script and orthography; the nature of scribal errors; textual variation in manuscripts; textual criticism, editorial choices and types of editions. The course includes a visit to the manuscript department of the Johann Christian Senckenberg University Library.