PIMS 1: Latin Palaeography
- Course offered in Winter 2018, from 8 January to 19 March
- Time: Mondays 11 am–1 pm
- Location: Palaeography Room of the PIMS Library (4th floor of the John M. Kelly Library, 113 St Joseph Street)
An introduction to mediaeval handwriting in the Latin West from the late Roman period to the dawn of print, roughly A.D. 100 – A.D. 1500, designed for those who wish to acquire the skills that will enable them to work directly with manuscript materials. Participants will be introduced to all the main mediaeval systems of abbreviations, together with the principles of transcription, through exercises in identifying, dating, and transcribing the various scripts. Scribal practices and the basics of manuscript production will also be considered, as will the context within which palaeographical developments occurred. The course will be rounded out with a study of the palaeographical implications of the transition from manuscript to print. The Institute’s own collection of medieval manuscripts will be used for in-class practica.
Reading knowledge of Latin recommended
$750 (a limited number of bursaries may be available)
M. Michèle Mulchahey (Leonard E. Boyle Professor of Manuscript Studies at the Pontifical Institute)
Greti Dinkova-Bruun (Fellow and Librarian of the Pontifical Institute)
Please write to:
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
59 Queens Park Crescent East
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C4
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