IEM Summer School 2016 - Travelling in the Middle Ages: Portugal & the World
Lisbon, Portugal, 11-29 July, 2016. Registration period: February 15 - June 15 [max.: 30 students]



Date: 11-29 July, 2016
Schedule: Courses 1 to 3 - Every day / 5 days of the wek (13:30-16:30); Module 4 (Study Visits) - Two first Saturdays of the programme (7,5 hours per day)
Venue: Opening session: Sala Ogival of St. Jorge Castle; Remaining days: FCSH/NOVA
Organising Committee: Maria João Branco, Francisco José Díaz Marcilla, Luís Campos Ribeiro, Maria Coutinho, Paulo Lopes, Tiago Viúla de Faria

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The Institute of Medieval Studies, in conjunction with the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Nova Lisbon University is promoting a three-week Summer School in Medieval Studies (SSMS-IEM) during the month of July (11th- 29th July 2016).

The Summer School modules are open to all Portuguese and foreigners who are interested in getting to know or deepen their knowledge of Medieval Portugal.

The SSMS-IEM aims to familiarize students with Medieval Portuguese Culture, History, Art, Literature and Music, considering how the Portuguese scene interacted with its neighbouring medieval counterparts, real and imagined. Each year there is a Thematic Strand which provides cohesion to the multidisciplinary approach of each of the modules. Three taught modules are complemented by one consisting only of study trips.

The teaching language will be English, and the Programme is offered by a multidisciplinary team of scholars combining young and senior researchers of the Institute of Medieval Studies, all specialists in the topics being addressed.

The flexible structure of the Programme, devised in independent modules, aims to create an adaptable set of possibilities for every type of student. Those who wish to enroll in only one or two of the modules (one or two weeks) are free to do so, in accordance with their own needs and personal preferences.


  1. The Experience of Travel
  2. Travellers and their motivations
  3. The Journey of Objects and Ideas
  4. Exploring Medieval Portuguese Sites (Study Visits) 

Structure and Certification:

Four 2 ECT courses of 15 hours of lectures per week are offered, three running consecutively on weekdays - one per week - and the fourth course, the study visit’s module, will take place in two consecutive Saturdays (16th & 23rd July).
Students wishing to be granted a diploma must ask for assessment at the time of enrollment. All remaining students will receive a certificate of attendance.


The students will be able to enroll in a fixed number of courses (Full/Half/Micro Packs) or in just one or several individual courses not included in any pack. There is also the possibility of enrolling in the study visits module only.

  • Summer School Full Pack: 350€ (3 weekly modules and 1 study visits module)
  • Summer School Half Pack: 300€ (2 weekly modules and 1 study visits module)
  • Summer School Micro Pack: 200€ (1 weekly Seminar and 1 study visits module)
  • Single Module Fee: 150€
  • Study visits Module only: 200€ (for single module, two full day trips)

Registration is made by sending an email to with the following information: Name; Institution; Course(s)/Pack(s) to be attended.

Upon registration, the student receives information on how to pay the fees. Registration will be confirmed and considered valid after receiving proof of payment.

Registration period:

February 15 - June 15, 2016 [maximum number of vacancies: 30]

Aditional information and registration:

Address: Institute of Medieval Studies / Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Nova University of Lisbon, Av. Berna, 26C, 1069-061, Lisbon, Portugal
Telephone: (+351) 21 790 83 00
Opening hours: 8:30-13:00 & 14:00-17:30 (weekdays, UTC+00:00)

Accommodation options in Lisbon:

Apart from the possibility of contacting the SAS of the Nova University to enquire about the possibility of finding lodgment in one of the students residence, the student may also find cheap accommodation in Lisbon:

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