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.
Medieval Latin Sight-Reading Group:
The Medieval Latin Sight-Reading Group meets weekly in 615 Greve Hall. The group reads a wide variety of texts, including treatises, sermons, saints’ lives, poetry, and charters, from late antiquity through the Renaissance. Participants are invited to bring in texts that they are working on or that just interest them.
Graduate students and faculty of all skill levels are welcome to participate.
Past Reading Groups:
Past medieval language sight-reading groups have included:
- Medieval Occitan
- Old English
- Middle Scots
- Old French
- Old Norse