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Seminar Advanced Aramaic: Jewish Palestinian Aramaic


Admission requirements

Seminar Introduction to Aramaic: Biblical Aramaic or another variant of Aramaic


This course encompasses the study of the language of a first millennium community writing in Aramaic as well as the study of the literary, epigraphical and archaeological sources that are fundamental to its cultural history.

Course objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be familiar with an important first millennium variety of Aramaic and will be capable to study independently its documents.
The course also contributes to the improvement of the presentation and writing skills of the students.
The requirements for MA and ResMA students are differentiated: MA students will present an oral report on a book or several articles on a related subject and write a blog aimed at a general public; ResMA students will present a short pitch which encompasses a critical review of several publications (books and/or articles) on a selected subject and write a blog aimed at a scholarly public.
This research seminar contributes to the achievement of learning outcomes 4a and 4c (to give and write a clear and well-argued oral and written presentation on a research topic in accordance with academic standards) of the study programme Classics and Ancient Civilizations.


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method


  • Oral presentation (10%) (on the same research topic as the paper

  • Paper (90%)


The final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average of its components. Both the oral presentation and the paper need to be sufficient.


In case of an insufficient for the presentation and/or paper, the student will have the opportunity to review the paper but the insufficient for the oral presentation will remain.

Inspection and feedback

If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will be organized.

Reading list

The reading list will be posted on Brightspace at the start of the semester.


Enrolment through MyStudyMap is mandatory.
General information about course and exam enrolment is available on the website


  • For substantive questions, contact the lecturer listed in the right information bar.

  • For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office: Arsenaal


The subject of this course changes from year to year. In 2023-2024 the subject will be Jewish Palestinian Aramaic. Students interested in taking this course are requested to contact the teacher at the end of August.