Summer Elementary Hittite 2016 accepts applications

Our senior editors, Theo van den Hout and Petra Goedegebuure, will be teaching Hittite this summer at the Summer Language Institute of the University of Chicago. The course will run from June 20 to July 29, 2016.

During the six week course, students will become acquainted with Hittite cuneiform, the basics of Hittite grammar and aspects of Anatolian history and culture. Significant attention will be paid to using reference tools necessary for independent reading of Hittite, such as: various dictionaries, grammars, sign lists, and websites. By the end of the course, students will be prepared to begin reading original Hittite material.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • attend supplementary talks from our faculty on current research in ancient language and culture
  • take a guided tour of the Oriental Institute's research resources and collections
  • connect with other scholars and students of ancient languages from around the country and world

Please go here for more information on the course and how to apply.