When: Wednesdays at 4 pm. Weeks 4, 6, 8
Where: St Hilda’s College
The Old French Reading Group will meet fortnightly to read aloud and discuss Old French texts together. Readers of Old French of all abilities are invited to attend; the group will provide an opportunity to collaboratively enhance reading proficiency in a relaxed environment (with refreshments provided)!
Our first meeting will take place at St Hilda’s College, 4pm Thursday 3rd November. We hope to see you there.
Please direct any questions about the group to Alice (email@example.com) or Irina (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Header image: La Chanson de Roland, Bodleian Library MS. Digby 23, Part 2, fol. 12r
Students in the history and MML faculties are working together on two palaeography groups, one every week of term, alternating between French and Iberian palaeography. They are both student run, collaborative groups where people can bring something they’re working on to get help from others and work through things together, and improve their skills. We also share resources and course recommendations.
The Iberian Palaeography group will meet weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8, on Tuesdays at 5pm, via Teams.
We will be scheduling the French Palaeography group based on members’ availability.
If you’d like to be involved please email Clare Burgess at email@example.com, and state which group (or both!) you’re interested in.
Header image: Livre de Merlin (Arras, 1310), Add MS 38117, f. 76r(Source: British Library)
Michaelmas: Fridays at 4 pm. Week 2, 4 — online. Week 6 — hybrid. Week 8 — in person (venue TBC).
Friday, 21 October. Old Dutch/Old Low Franconian — Johanneke Sytsema leading
Friday, 4 November. Old Saxon — Will Thurlwell leading
Thursday (!), 17 November. Gothic: ‘The linguistic relationship between the Gothic Bible and its Greek source’, by Professor Carla Falluomini (University of Perugia)
Where: Oxford Linguistics Faculty, Common Room / via Zoom
Friday, 2 December. Modern Bernese German (Bärndütsch) — Philomen Probert leading
To join the mailing list or receive the zoom-link, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The handouts will be circulated a few days before each meeting.
Header image: Page from the Codex Argenteus showing part of the Gothic (Wulfila) Bible (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Michaelmas: Mondays at 3pm, weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8, Univ College (room TBC)
This informal reading group will explore queer and trans themes in medieval texts. In Michaelmas, we’ll be thinking about queer/trans sanctity across medieval Christian, Jewish and Sufi traditions.
Week 2: Queer longings for God
Week 4: Transfemme prayer: Kalonymus ben Kalonymus
Week 6: Transmasc sainthood: Euphrosyne/Smaragdus
Week 8: The trial of Joan of Arc
All extremely welcome! To join the mailing list and get texts in advance, or if you have any questions, email email@example.com
Hello fellow friends of Medieval German,
with a slight delay, we want to introduce this term’s Middle High German reading group.
It is a great opportunity to improve your reading and translating skills in a relaxed and informal environment and everybody is welcome. We translate and discuss a variety of medieval texts both prose and poetry.
This terms topic will be adultery, so you can look forward to
4th week: Nibelungenlied
5th week: Tristan (Gottfried von Straßburg)
6th week: Tristan (Gottfried von Straßburg)
7th week: Die Suche nach dem glücklichen Ehepaar (Heinrich Kaufringer)
8th week: Der Renner: Ziegenschwank (Hugo von Trimberg)
We will meet every Thursday at Somerville College in the Productivity Room (Margery Fry) at 9:00 and are looking forward to seeing you all there.
If you want to participate, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, as the texts and some useful information about Middle High German will be shared in a Dropbox, please include your Dropbox e-mail address, so we can add you.
We are really looking forward to meet you all!
All the best
Rebekka and Melina
Image: Da1 (D) = Darmstadt, Ld. u. Hochschulbibl. Cod. 2779 (Hugo von Trimberg: ‘Der Renner’): The lover and the goat, f. 186v