Dates: 19-July-2018 – 25-July-2018
Location: Naxos, Greece
We are happy to inform you that registration is now open for the 3rd
summer school program and conference on the history of English to be held
on 19-25 July 2018 on the island of Naxos, Greece, under the aegis of the
Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.
The summer school will offer Old and Middle English intensive language and
linguistics classes for a period of seven days. The aim is to attract
students and scholars to study topics in Old and Middle English in a
relaxed yet very focused and stimulating atmosphere that promotes in-depth
analysis and discussion.
Faculty & Courses:
-A construction grammar of Old and Middle English.
Alexander Bergs (University of Osnabrück)
-How did English change? A basic course in Old English and the
circumstances that led to its modern appearance.
Olga Fischer (University of Amsterdam)
-Old and Middle English through manuscripts.
Elly van Gelderen (Arizona State University)
-Old English phonology and meter.
Donka Minkova (University of California, Los Angeles)
-Language contact and the development of English.
Nikolaos Lavidas (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
Certificate of attendance will be awarded to all participants plus
certification of the 6 ECTS gained.
The 3rd Old and Middle English Summer School in Naxos will also be
organizing a conference on “New Approaches to the History of Early
English(es) III” as well as thematic and poster sessions on: language
change, historical morphology and syntax, historical phonology, historical
sociolinguistics, linguistic theory and historical data, language teaching
and dialectology (diatopic aspects), language teaching and diachrony
The 2018 Old and Middle English Conference will be held under the aegis of
the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.
Registration fee: 35 euros, it covers the light lunches for the
whole period of the summer school and the conference.
Accommodation: We can offer 29 beds at the municipality hostel
(Vivlos/Tripodes village) for the whole period of the summer school and
the conference (July 18-26).
Financial Aid: 4 scholarships available (of 250 euros each) for students
of Greek universities. Applications accepted until April 15, 2018.
Financial Aid Instructions: In order to apply for a scholarship, please
upload your motivation and your CV to the online application form before
the 15th of April, 2018.
Registration: 15-Jan-2018 to 15-Apr-2018
Second round of applications: Deadline: May 31st, 2018
To apply for the summer school, please use the online application form:
Places are limited, we therefore advise you to enroll as quickly as
>Students and participants will also be offered a discount of 40% for the ferry tickets.
Certificate of attendance will be awarded to all participants plus certification of the 6 ECTS gained, issued by the University of Osnabrück.