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Latin for Research in the Humanities

Epigraphic manuscript NAL 1149 in the Bibliothèque nationale de France

Does your research involve works written in Latin? Would you like to learn more about post-classical and humanistic Latin through discussion of some key Neo-Latin Renaissance texts? Do you wish to brush up your Latin skills while discussing key ideas of the Renaissance? If so, then you may wish to join one of the (online) Latin for Research in the Humanities courses, delivered by the Warwick's Centre for the Study of the Renaissance. These courses aim to help participants (whether staff or students) develop the ability to read and understand Renaissance texts, while allowing them to brush up their Latin skills for research purposes. Currently we are offering three different courses, varying from intense 1 week courses, to weekly sessions for a whole term (or two). We have a beginner's level course, as well as several intermediate level options. Please click on the links below to find out more about the different strands of 'Latin for Research' which are on offer this year. Having checked out the various links, if you are already sure of which level of class with best suit you, do just complete an application via the link HERE (or tab top left). If you are unsure about your level of Latin proficiency, do read the 'Level of Latin–Which is Right for You?' page available HERE (or tab top left), after which you should be well equipped to make your decision.

Fees: Eligible participants will pay £200 per course. Participants whose institution belongs to the Newberry Library Consortium may be eligible to receive CRS Consortium Grants to cover the cost of the course. (Contact your local consortium representative for details.) Warwick PhD Students will not have to pay the course fees.

Former students say:

The classes have been really helpful by covering the basics and applying them to the sort of Latin documents we are likely to come across in our research. Studying Latin this way is much more relevant - and can even be fun!

The best way to learn; friendly, relaxed and informal but with a serious purpose. It is essential for my Art History studies that I improve my lapsed Latin and I appreciate the flexible structure of teaching which adapts the coursework to the needs of the current group.