Monday, October 23, 2006

Mellon Summer Institutes in Paleography

Supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these summer institutes provide intensive practical training in reading late medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in European vernacular hands: English, French, Italian, and Spanish. The institutes emphasize the skills needed for the accurate reading and transcription of vernacular texts, but attention may also be given to the instruments of research, codicology, analytical bibliography, and textual editing, depending on the expertise of the instructors and the nature of the historical documents under consideration.

The institutes are hosted by the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies, the Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Getty Research Institute, the Huntington Library, and the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

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