Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Training in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies: Some Online Resources

Salisbury Cathedral Archive, Press IV, Indulgence, c. 1233-40

1) Digitization

2) Free Courses
Digging Deeper Online Courses:
Elaine Treharne, Benjamin Albritton, Orietta Da Rold, Suzanne Paul, with Kenneth Lidga, Jonathan Quick and Colin Reeves-Fortney (2015), ‘Digging Deeper I and II’, https://online.stanford.edu/course/digging-deeper-making-manuscripts and https://lagunita.stanford.edu/courses/English/diggingdeeper2/Spring2015/about

Harvard History of the Book


National Archives, UK Palaeography Course, http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography/

The Newberry Library, University of Toronto, St Louis University Center for Digital Humanities, and ITER, https://paleography.library.utoronto.ca/

3) Major Projects

CLAMM, Graphem, and projects on classification of handwriting,

Dave Postles’ Palaegraphy Course, http://paleo.anglo-norman.org/medfram.html

Denis Muzerelle’s Codicological Terminology, http://vocabulaire.irht.cnrs.fr/pages/vocab2.htm

Dianne Tillotson, ‘Medieval Writing’, http://medievalwriting.50megs.com/whyread/reading.htm

DigiPal, by Peter Stokes, with Stewart Brookes, et al, DigiPal: Digital Resource and Database of Palaeography, Manuscript Studies and Diplomatic, www.digipal.eu

Dorothy Porter’s Manuscript Videos, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies: https://repository.upenn.edu/sims_video/

Hill Museum and Manuscript Library, Resources and Tools, https://www.vhmml.org/, especially https://www.vhmml.org//school and https://www.vhmml.org/folio

Interactive Album of Mediaeval Palaeography, Universités Lyon, http://ciham.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/paleographie/index.php?l=en

4) Organizations for Manuscript Studies
Association for Manuscripts and Archives in Research Collections, http://www.amarc.org.uk/index.htm

Comité international de paléographie latine, http://www.palaeographia.org/cipl/cipl.htm

5) Pay-for Online Training Courses
Ductus, Evellum, http://evellum.com/

6) Training Courses for paying and selected participants
Institute for Advanced Studies Summer Courses (payment required)

7) Websites about Online Resources

Thanks to fellow Tweeters, Georgia Heney, Felicia J. Steele, Matthew Holford, Carin Ruff, and Sara Charles. This list does not pretend to be complete; it’s a fast gathering of what’s around at the moment. I’d be glad to update or add other links. See, for more complete information about online resources, ‘Websites’ at section 7.

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