Posts Tagged ‘Historical Linguistics’

Leiden Summer School 2013

March 16, 2013
Leiden 2013


I have received the following letter about the Leiden Summer School (which I went to in 2009):

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are happy to announce the eighth edition of the Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics which will be held from 15 July – 26 July 2013 at the Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University.

The Summer School offers a number of courses on a wide range of subjects in the field of languages and linguistics.

This year, the Summer School will consist of nine programmes, including courses for beginners as well as for advanced students, taught by internationally renowned specialists:

· Germanic Programme

· Indo-European Programme for beginners

· Indo-European Programme for advanced students

· Indological Programme

· Iranian Programme

· Language Description Programme

· Romance Languages Programme

· Semitic Programme

· Russian Programme

In addition to these programmes, a Tashelhiyt Berber Language Course will be taught daily from 14.00 to 15.30 h.

For more information and registration, visit:

Yours sincerely,

Alexander Lubotsky (director)

Tina Janssen (organizer)

Comparative Indo-European Linguistics

Leiden University

PO Box 9515

NL-2300 RA Leiden

The Netherlands

Studying Indo-European, Historical Linguistics, Sanskrit, Russian Literature (not in Leiden)

September 16, 2009
Picture of a tram in Deurne

Picture of a tram in Deurne

Apart from the possibilities in Leiden, Birkbeck does a course in Historical Linguistics (called History and Language just to confuse you), which as I recall includes a session on Indo-European.

There are plenty of Sanskrit courses at SOAS, so that should be easy enough.  And the University of Texas has some online lessons in Early Indo-European Languages.

And there is a Russian Summer School in Deurne (near Antwerp, Belgium), apparently organised by the Cultural Section of the Russian Embassy in Belgium.  Of course this year’s edition went by quite recently…

I’ve not been myself–when I was in Leiden a couple of years ago the teacher gave me a leaflet about it in Flemish, which didn’t do me much good.

I might give it a go next time round–Littérature russe (classique et contemporaine) sounds good, though Conférences culturelles et sociopolitiques, reprenant les grands thèmes qui sont d’actualité en Russie suggests a splitting headache, especially if it’s organised by an Embassy…