The Middle Ages
Dec. 26th 2020 - Jan. 3rd, 2021
Living Latin Online: The Middle Ages is an intensive Latin experience focusing on medieval Latin. Participants read important Latin texts from the medieval period (along with other salient postclassical texts) that demonstrate the development of Latin as a language in later eras. The program's goal is to provide an intensive period of medieval Latin study and an introduction to the culture and history of the middle ages.
Sections grouped by level will meet daily from December 26th to January 3rd in a two hour block with a short break. Paideia offers flexible scheduling to meet your needs, and we welcome students from around the world to register for the course. Please indicate your availability on the registration form and notify [email protected] of any changes or questions about your schedule. There will be a one-day break in the course on New Years’ Eve.
In addition to the individual reading and discussion sections, there will be optional lectures and activities related to the theme of medieval Latin (e.g. paleography, medieval art, open Latin conversation) open to all participants.
This course is open to all students with an interest in post-classical Latin, regardless of level. Please indicate your level of reading and speaking on your registration form. Students will be grouped according to their experience levels.
Participants are encouraged to communicate with instructors and each other in Latin, although beginners in speaking or reading Latin are also welcome to participate.
Head Instructor -- Living Latin in Paris 22/23
Tina Chronopoulos is a British-infused Greco-German transplant whose teaching and research interests range all over the Mediterranean and span more than a millennium, from Greco-Roman antiquity to the medieval period and beyond. Trained by old-school philologists (at Durham University in the north of England and at King's College, London), she enjoys deep dives into libraries and archives, as well as close readings of texts, contexts, and medieval manuscripts. In the classroom, she gets excited about speaking in Latin as much as possible and encouraging her students to read both the past and the present contextually whilst wearing the lenses of race, class, and gender.
Instructor for Living Latin in Paris
After a decade of service to Benedict XVI and Francis as a papal Latinist, Daniel Gallagher was named the Ralph and Jeanne Kanders Professor of the Practice in Latin at Cornell University in 2017. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan, the Catholic University of America, and the Pontifical Gregorian University and has published extensively in medieval philosophy, especially in the areas of metaphysics and aesthetics. He is dedicated to handing on the Latin language based on the principles and methodology of his long-time mentor, Reginald Foster.
David Liu is a Visiting Scholar in Religious Studies at Duke, where he also earned his PhD (with a minor in Classics). Before that, David also spent years absorbing languages, thought and food in Tokyo, Rome (where he studied with Reginald Foster alongside Medieval philosophy), and Jerusalem, with summers in France and Germany. His interests include postcolonial theory of religion, Continental and transcultural philosophy, aesthetics, and critical new media studies. David is also trained in musicology, and looks forward to speaking Latin and singing and joking with his students.
Instructor Living Latin in Paris 2022/23
Jenny studied German and Slavic philology in Greifswald, European Cultural History in Frankfurt/Oder, and Classics at Humboldt University Berlin. She has been working as a Latin and Ancient Greek instructor for the Paideia Institute since 2019 and as a Curriculum Designer since 2022. Jenny is co-founder of the language school Τρίοδος Trivium and runs a popular Ancient Greek YouTube channel under the same name.
John Weretka holds undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in musicology, medieval history, art history, theology, and Latin, and is currently a doctoral student at the University of Divinity (Australia), researching the medieval liturgical commentary. John works in the early music stream in the Faculty of Music at the University of Melbourne and is the convenor of the University’s Medieval Latin Reading Group.
TUITION AND FEES
The tuition for Living Latin Online: The Middle Ages is $400.
The Paideia Institute is able to offer a number of full and partial scholarships to participants with financial need. Please visit our scholarships page to learn more. The scholarship deadline for this program is Dec. 4th, 2020.
The Enrollment deadline for this program is Dec. 4th, 2020.