Short Courses and Summer Schools

Summer Schools

Our institutes offer a range of summer schools and short courses taught by distinguished scholars. 

 

 

 

 

 


3D Imaging and Modelling for Classics and Cultural Heritage

This course has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course.

Whether you are interested in visualising ancient monuments or in making and printing 3D models of historical artefacts—or even if you are just passionate about cultural heritage and want to learn more about the latest digital approaches—this intensive training course offers hands-on experience, with instruction from some of the world's leaders in the field.

6 – 10 July 2020 I Institute of Classical Studies

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Normativity and Reality of Human Rights

This course has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course.

This third edition of the summer school on Normativity and Reality of Human Rights continues on its task of critically addressing the interplay between norms and facts about human rights. Jointly organised by the Human Rights Consortium and the SPGI Department and the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padova, the overall aim of the summer school is to reflect on the challenges for human rights normative systems stemming from the variety of situations in which human rights are operationalised. The normative/factual fault lines, the chasm between law and reality, are investigated not only in terms of compliance gaps, but also as opportunities for expanding and attuning the legal, ethical, and philosophical articulations of current human rights narratives. Methodologically, this implies interdisciplinarity, and a systematic back and forth from the global to the local dimensions, and from normative to empirical perspectives.

Dates to be determined | Human Rights Consortium
 

History Now: The Institute of Historical Research Summer School

This course has been postponed to 2021. A new date will be announced in due course.

How does history shed light on the urgent questions we face today? How do we use and misuse the past in the present? How will history change in the coming decade? ‘History Now’ address themes that fascinate and motivate historians today. These include public history, history and the environment, history and activism, digital history, and the future of history, with lectures and masterclasses by leading historians. 'History Now' provides a guide to those starting out on their research, and an opportunity for established teachers and researchers to refresh their knowledge. This summer school combines lectures, workshops, hands-on training, and writing sessions. It brings together people who know that history matters, now more than ever.

13 - 17 July 2020 | Institute of Historical Research

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Aby Warburg, the Picture Atlas and the Making of Visual Culture


Aby Warburg, the Picture Atlas and the Making of Visual Culture

This course has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course.

The second annual Warburg Institute Summer School provides a unique opportunity to experience behind the scenes and hands-on-access to the Warburg Institute’s legendary resources. The two independent, but complementary, weeks will focus on the work of Aby Warburg and his picture atlas Mnemosyne, and questions around the Institute’s unique approach to the organisation of knowledge. Taught by Warburg Institute staff and The Bilderfahrzeuge Research Group, the course will combine lectures, discussions of readings, hands-on-work with primary materials in the Warburg Institute, and visits to relevant collections around London (including the National Gallery, Wellcome Collection, and the V&A). Each week may be booked as a separate 5-day course, or together as an integrated two-week programme. 

Week 1 (13–24 July) | Week 2 (20–24 July) | The Warburg Institute

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The London Palaeography Summer School

The London Palaeography Summer School

This course has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course.

The London International Palaeography Summer School is a series of intensive courses in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies. Courses range from a half to two days duration and are given by experts in their respective fields from a wide range of institutions. Subject areas include Latin, Middle English, Early Modern English, German and Greek palaeography, calligraphy, illuminated manuscripts, codicology, manuscript editing and liturgical and devotional manuscripts.

8-12 June 2020 | Institute of English Studies

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London Rare Books School


London Rare Books School

This course has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course.

The London Rare Books School (LRBS) is a series of five-day, intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects taught in and around Senate House, University of London. It offers a range of fascinating specialist courses ranging from Medieval Women and the Book, English Bookbinding, and the Modern Rare Book Trade, covering over two thousand years of book history and investigating the world’s diverse cultures and traditions in book production.

Week 1 (15–19 June) | Week 2 (22–26 June) | Week 3 (29 June – 3 July) | Institute of English Studies

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T. S. Eliot International Summer School

 


 


The T. S Eliot International Summer School

This course has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course.

The T.S. Eliot International Summer School welcomes to Bloomsbury all with an interest in the life and work of this Bloomsbury-based poet, dramatist, and man of letters. It is hosted by the Institute of English Studies of the University of London, which has a national research promotion and facilitation mission for advanced study and research across the field of English Studies. The Summer School brings together some of the most distinguished scholars of T.S. Eliot and Modern Literature.

4 - 12 July 2020 | Institute of English Studies

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Professional Legislative Drafting Course

Professional Legislative Drafting Course

This course has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course.

The aim of this course is to encourage modern drafting techniques with an emphasis on effective and user-friendly legislation, and to expose drafters to a variety of drafting styles, thus allowing participants to select elements that best suit their national laws and their own tradition, culture and jurisprudence. Suitable for both experienced and inexperienced drafters.

22 June – 17 July 2020 | Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

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Nineteenth Century Study Week

This course has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course.

Drawing on the rich heritage of Victorian Bloomsbury, the Institute of English Studies offers an annual study week dedicated to celebrating and understanding the great nineteenth-century writers. In 2020, the Study Week will focus on the novels and journalism of Charles Dickens.

13 - 17 July 2020 | Institute of English Studies

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Short Courses