Skip to Content

Search: {{$root.lsaSearchQuery.q}}, Page {{$}}

Learning Latin

True to the MEMS commitment to premodernist skills training, Erin Johnson was awarded support for a six-week intensive Latin course offered by the University of Michigan’s Summer Language Institute. The course compressed the first two years of traditional Latin curriculum in combination with daily tests, quizzes, and translation assignments from both classical and medeival works. Erin cites Julius Caesar’s invasion of Gaul and passages from a medieval health manual for women called the Trotula as examples of materials covered. She states, “As a result of this class and my commitment to continued independent study, I feel confident in my ability to read the Latin language sources vital to my research and the development of my dissertation.”