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Intro To Palaeography (2-part Session)

scanned image of a handwritten document

Do you need help reading handwritten documents?

If so, come to these two sessions to learn techniques and strategies that you can use to approach reading, transcribing, and analyzing manuscripts.

Part One:

Wednesday, February 15th (4-5:30pm), HIL Milham Room
An historical introduction to writing materials and styles (hands), plus techniques, strategies, and principles to use in approaching a manuscript, illustrated by examples from the 18th- and 19th-century Atlantic world.

Part Two:

Wednesday, February 22nd (4-5:30pm), HIL Milham Room
Hands-on practice using sources from the 18th-century and 19th-century Atlantic word (including North America and Great Britain).

These free sessions are primarily intended for undergraduate and graduate students working with primary documents, but all interested researchers are welcome. No registration is required.

For more information, please contact Dr. Leah Grandy ( | 453-4834).