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Palaeography - From Manuscript to Print

From Manuscript to Print, an Introduction to Palaeography, is taught during term 2 only. Typically the CSR offers sessions on English Palaeography (these are currently led by Dr Katie Reid on Fridays, 10-12 in H1.07) and on either Italian or Latin Palaeography. In 2019-20 the CSR will offer Italian Palaeography, which will be taught by Dr Marta Celati and Dr Maria Pavlova (on Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30 in H0.01). Links to these courses are listed below. Students not enrolled in the Renaissance Centre pay £25 per course at the beginning of term. To apply to join either of these classes, please contact the Centre administrator on or sign up via SkillsForge.

English Palaeography
Italian Palaeography

Latin Palaeography (will not run in 2019-20)
Review of the class, by recent student Holly Kelsey ...

"I loved the English Palaeography course. The content was interesting and useful, ranging from medieval printing to seventeenth century italic, and Katie is a brilliant teacher. I found the discipline of palaeography a stimulating challenge to a different part of my brain than that which I use to write essays - it's really rewarding to be able to decipher a page of Elizabethan secretary hand which looks on first sight like another language!"

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Archive Info Re Past Courses:

Greek & Latin Palaeography (a one-off programme in March 2016)