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Course Schedule

Academic year 2017-18. All classes will be taught on Tuesdays between 3.00-4.30pm in H4.50 (Humanities Building Annexe)

Week1. Introduction: working with manuscripts and printed materials; evolution of scripts across time; basic aids.

Week 2. Transcribing printed materials: theories and exercises; abbreviations (I).

Week 3. Transcribing printed materials: theories and exercises; abbreviations (II).

Week 4. Working with manuscripts: book hands in humanistic script. Reading and understanding catalogue entries.

Week 5. Working with manuscripts: book hands in Gothic script

Week 6. Reading Week (no classes)

Week 7. Working with archival materials (I)

Week 8. Working with archival materials (II)

Week 9. Working with archival materials (III)

Week 10. Informal Italian Palaeography Exam