The Winter School of the Scaliger Institute is organised annually. This is an intensive Master Class for students, trainee research assistants and other persons interested.
The Winter School is a Master Class for a limited number of advanced students, trainee research assistants and PHD candidates from various disciplines. The meetings are supervised by lecturers from Leiden and other cities. A certain topic is chosen by using primary sources from the University Library and other collections.
Since 2006, this Master Class has been organised in co-operation with the interdisciplinary subsidiary History of Science, which offers students from all faculties an introduction to the scientific development and theory formation of several cultures. In 2007, a similar co-operation will be set up with the department Book Science (Boekwetenschap) of Leiden University.
It is possible to take the full course History of Science (20 ECTS). The continuation of this course, ordening en classificatie ('ordering and classification', 8 ECTS) takes place from September onwards. For more information, please go to the website www.studiegids.leidenuniv.nl (available in Dutch).
In preparation to this course, participants will study a reader. Students can expand their participation to the Winter School by researching a self-selected topic and writing a concluding paper, in consultation with one or more lecturers. The Winter School is remunerated with 3 ECTS (in optional subjects) with satisfactory results. Participation is free.
To apply for the Winter School, contact the co-ordinator of the Scaliger Institute, K. van Ommen, MA, (email@example.com).
In the spring of 2009 the Winter School will again be organized at the University Library in collaboration with the minor ‘History of Science’. Besides lectures by several instructors there will also be an opportunity to view special books and manuscripts from the Leiden collections.