• Image of the Beowulf manuscript on view in the galleries of the British Library

    The Beowulf Manuscript, British Library, MS Cotton Vitellius A.xv

  • Image of books on the shelves of the Rawlinson Center library.

    Richard Rawlinson Center for Anglo-Saxon Studies and Manuscript Research

  • Image of Walwood Hall, home to the Medieval Institute and the NEH institute.

    Walwood Hall, home to the Medieval Institute and the National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute

  • Image of the Rawlinson Center in Walwood Hall.

    Richard Rawlinson Center for Anglo-Saxon Studies and Manuscript Research

  • Image of the Commons in Walwood Hall.

    Walwood Commons, venue for the National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute

Dates

June 19 to July 15, 2016

Location

The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Description

This institute focuses on the Old English poem "Beowulf," engaging participants in learning about or refreshing their knowledge of the poem and its cultural and historical background in conjunction with various Old Norse-Icelandic texts. All primary texts will be read in translation.

Application deadline

The deadline for application was March 4, 2016.

Applicants were notified on March 31, 2016.

Stipend

$3,300 for four weeks. Participants receive half of the stipend when they arrive and the rest in the second half of the institute.

 

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