The 4th Uralic Winter-school will take place in Tartu from January 31st to February 6th 2016.
The programme is part of an Erasmus Plus Strategic Partnership project “INFUSE”—Integration of Finno-Ugric Studies in Europe. Project coordinator is the Institute for Finno-Ugric Studies at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich (Elena Skribnik), and besides Tartu (Gerson Klumpp) the other project partners are the Finno-Ugric institutes and departments at the universities of Turku (Sirkka Saarinen), Helsinki (Ulla-Maija Forsberg), Uppsala (Rogier Blokland), Szeged (Katalin Sipőcz), Vienna (Johanna Laakso), and Hamburg (Beáta Wagner-Nagy).
The project runs over three years, and is financed by the European Union. The following winter-schools will be organized in Turku (2017) and Vienna (2018). In addition to the winter-schools the programme offers an e-learning course every semester—in spring 2017 there will be two, Kamas and Lexicology, and a workshop every summer—the 2017 workshop on lexicology will take place in Szeged (more information follows).
Participants of the Tartu winter-school will arrive beginning from Saturday, 30th. On Sunday, there will be registration, a guided city tour and in the evening a social at Püssirohukelder (more information follows; suggestions are welcome!).
The actual programme starts on Monday 1st of February and ends on Saturday 6th of February. Monday through Friday the morning hours (9–12:30) are devoted to a language class. After Khanty (Vienna), Mari (Szeged), and Saami (Munich), the language of the 2016 winter-school is Komi, taught by Nikolaj Kuznetsov and Gerson Klumpp. Preparational materials for the language class will be available soon. The afternoon hours (14-17:30) will be devoted to (1) a lecture by Eva-Liina Asu-Garcia and Pärtel Lippus on “Uralic phonetic studies: state-of-the-art”, (2) a workshop by Jeremy Bradley, Gwen Janda, Elena Skribnik, and Johanna Laakso on “Transcriptions, transliterations and orthographies of Uralic languages”, and (3) a workshop by Elena Skribik and Gerson Klumpp on “Information structure and Uralic syntax”, (4) a lecture on methods of etymology by Santeri Junttila.
The Saturday is reserved for a colloquium. More information on the programme will follow. Winter-school venue is the Veski auditorium in the main building (ph 139). All teaching materials and information will be available on the Moodle platform of the University of Vienna. The working language of the winter-school is English.