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Study groups

Old Norse Study Group

The Old Norse Study Group runs in Semester Two and is an informal opportunity to continue to develop your skills in Old Norse. Together, we will read a wide variety of texts; including sagas, mythology, and poetry.  Texts will be provided with vocabulary, and online Old Norse dictionaries are freely available. 

Old Norse Thing

Old Norse Thing is a reading group (not a language class), which meets two or three times a semester to read a wide range of medieval Scandinavian texts - sagas, poetry, and histories.

Old French Study Group

The Old French Study Group runs in Semester Two and covers a wide range of texts and periods and is open to anyone and everyone who is interested in learning or expanding their knowledge of this fascinating language.

Viking Studies Research Group

Are you interested in Viking Studies and want to stay up to date with the latest research? The UoY Viking Studies Research group holds regular free talks with some of the most prominent scholars working on all aspects of and sources connected to the Viking Age. 

More details can be found on the Viking Studies Research Group website. Interested parties can also contact the CMS office

Old English Study Group

The Old English Study Group meets in Semester Two and involves sessions on editing and working through transcriptions of an Old English text extract.  Scans of the original source manuscript will be available for those interested. Meetings are conducted such that each attendee will hopefully learn something new, regardless of the level of skill of the attendee.

Latin Study Groups

Our Latin Study Groups (Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced) meet six times each in Semester Two and informally continue the learning from the formal tuition in Semester One. There is a level to suit all abilities. 

Critical Theory For Medievalists

Critical theory encompasses a broad array of theoretical and methodological approaches for cultural and literary analysis - including the interdisciplinary field of medieval studies. The group works to develop knowledge of contemporary critical theories through focused engagement with a variety of thinkers. Every two weeks, we get together to discuss a text from a variety of theoretical disciplines (ex: critical race, queer, postcolonial, etc.). Our discussions intend to acquaint you with revolutionary methodologies and frameworks and to interrogate their application to medieval studies. 

For more information, please contact Basil Price.