production
Skip to Content

HI501D: PALAEOGRAPHY I (2016-2017)

Last modified: 19 Apr 2017 16:23


Course Overview

A postgraduate student of medieval and early modern history or literature often needs to be able to use unedited literary and archival sources, or to check the completeness and accuracy of existing editions.  Medievalists often need to consult material available only in later copies, extracts and antiquarian notes. To do so, you must be able to read pre-modern scripts. This course is designed to give students the necessary skills to use manuscript sources for themselves, whatever their date,  describe manuscripts, and transcribe texts.  Assessment is by exercises and a final essay. Download course guide.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Jane Stevenson

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Weeks 1-5: Theory and methods of palaeography Weeks 6-10: Transcription of a series of script-specimens, with weekly homework exercises

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Letters in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Contact Teaching Time

30 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

20% coursework (2 x transcription exercises); 80% 3000 word essay

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

Compatibility Mode

We have detected that you are have compatibility mode enabled or are using an old version of Internet Explorer. You either need to switch off compatibility mode for this site or upgrade your browser.