History events at the IHR

Palaeography and Diplomatic

07 October 2014, 09:00 - 11 November 2014 08:45

Event Type: Research Training


Tuesdays, 7 Oct 2014 to 12 May 2015

The course runs on Tuesdays in the first two terms and normally with two or three additional classes in the third term. It generally takes place from 11.30 to 1.00, but from 11.00 to 1.00 in some weeks.

The course is designed to help students to work with medieval and early modern manuscripts. It will be tailored as far as possible to individual needs within the group. Besides practical training (transcription, editing, the physical aspects of manuscripts and documents including illumination), the course introduces the history of script and its intellectual context from Roman times to c.1600. Full use will be made of the incomparable manuscript and facsimile resources of the Palaeography Collection, Senate House Library. At least one visit will be to the British Library. In the second term English documents and manuscripts will be studied. There is usually an expedition in the third term.

Fee: £250/term

Venue: Senate House

The event is taking place in several rooms in Senate House.
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