The University of Cologne (Germany’s largest university with more than 50,000 students) is offering
- a free, intensive course in German aimed to meet the specific needs of young researchers in classics
- free access to lectures, classes and seminars at the departments of Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology
- seminars where you can present your research and discuss it with local faculty and graduate students
- guided tours and excursions to the archaeological collections and sites of the Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium (Cologne) and other Roman settlements/places in the Rhineland.
The language courses are sponsored by the University of Cologne and are free of charge for students who are enrolled in a graduate program in Classics in North America or are about to enter such a program. They will run from June 1 to July 10, 2015, and are organized by its Auslandsamt (international office), which will also offer assistance to find accommodations. Participants are expected to cover their travel expenses and living costs.
The German language classes will last for six weeks, meeting Monday through Friday, 4 hours a day. In the afternoons, participants are invited to attend lectures or to participate in classes and seminars in the Classics department. (The local summer semester runs through July 18.) The University of Cologne offers a wide range of courses and has specialists in virtually every field of Classical studies from papyrology and epigraphy to Greek and Roman literature, linguistics and Medieval or Byzantine studies.
If you are interested and would like to know more about the program, please feel free to contact Prof. Anja Bettenworth (email@example.com).
Applications should include:
- a letter (2 pages maximum) that describes the nature of your interest in the program and that includes a short description of your PhD-project or research interests
- a CV
- a certificate of your previous knowledge of German.
- a confirmation of reciprocity by your department confirming that it would be willing to accept a Cologne Classics student as a visiting (auditing) student at some point in the future.
Applications should be submitted by email to Prof. Anja Bettenworth (firstname.lastname@example.org) and should reach us no later than Oct. 30, 2014.