Old and Middle English Summer School

Naxos, Greece: Old and Middle English Summer School, 19-27 July 2017

Host Institution: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of English.

The summer school will offer Old and Middle English intensive language and linguistics classes for a period of nine days. The aim is to attract students and scholars to study Old and Middle English in a relaxed yet very focused and stimulating atmosphere that promotes in depth analysis and discussion.

Certificate of attendance will be awarded to all participants plus certification of the 6 ECTS gained.

Please notice that the registration fees cover the accommodation in the municipality hostel for the whole period of classes.

Students will also be offered a discount of 50% for the ferry tickets, and a light lunch will be offered to participants.

Summer school site:



Alexander Bergs, University of Osnabrück
Olga Fischer, University of Amsterdam
Nikolaos Lavidas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Donka Minkova, University of California, Los Angeles


An introduction to Old English phonology and meter (Donka Minkova)
How did English change? A basic course in Old English and the circumstances that led to its modern appearance (Olga Fischer)
Variation in Old and Middle English (Historical corpora and linguistic theory) (Nikolaos Lavidas)
Historical Sociolinguistics: Old and Middle English (Alexander Bergs)

Workshop (26 July):

New Approaches to the History of Early English(es) II