Medievalists have always found it difficult to interact with primary sources from their period of study due to a lack of training in palaeography (and manuscript studies), that is to say, the reading and understanding of ancient documents. This course provides scholars and the general public interested in medieval books and documents with online training on the diverse areas found within palaeography. Topics covered include general palaeography, the history of medieval scripts, diplomatic, codicology and illumination.
The Internet now has a wide array of sources contained within it whether this be in the form of scans from old documents, websites built up around data, or journal article repositories and e-books. This modular course will contain various short modules about using the internet for sources specifically on British History. NB, this course has been withdrawn pending updating.