The Marco Institute hosts a number of language reading groups for faculty and students. The Latin Sight-Reading Group is the most regularly occurring of these groups, but members of the Marco community are encouraged to create new groups as they wish. Such impromptu groups in the past have included languages like Old French and Old Scots.
Current Reading Groups:
Past Reading Groups:
|Old English Reading Group
This reading group read the Anglo-Saxon metrical charms found is MS Harley 585 and MS Royal 12—The Lacnunga and Bald’s Leechbook. Members looked at the interaction between Celtic and Germanic elements within the charm tradition, producing a new edition with commentary.
Middle Scots Reading Group
The Early and Middle Scots reading group met biweekly to read John Barbour’s The Brus. The text used was: The Brus: from a collation of the Cambridge and Edinburgh manuscripts
Old French Reading Group
Met biweekly to collaborate over reading Old French epic literature.