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curious about , one of the most interesting semitic languages around? (for the of , , etc.)

have a look at the dumbarton oaks/hill museum and manuscript library syriac summer school! (applications due by feb. 15)

it's taught by alberto rigolio (princeton) and jeff wickes (slu), on the lovely campus of st. john's university in minnesota (it's really fantastic)

I did the DO medieval Greek summer school years ago, and it was really great

(also, if you're a ph.d. student/early career scholar and this is the sort of thing that grabs your interest, it's one of the closest things you can get to nerd summer camp as an adult)

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