Introduction to Western Paleography online workshop

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February 20th, 2022 1:00 PM

  • Instructor: Kathryn Brunet
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: February 20th, 2022 1:00 PM
  • Workshop End: February 27th, 2022 2:00 PM
  • Sessions: 2
  • In-person or Online?: Online

This is a two session online workshop.

Paleography is the the study of historical handwriting. In this beginner workshop, students will be introduced to a variety of Western European scripts from medieval manuscripts and Early Modern documents, learn some paleographical approaches to document transcription, and will participate in transcription activities with guidance from the instructor.

Students will learn how to approach the text of historical documents with a plan for transcription and analysis. The paleography skills taught in this workshop can be applied to handwritten documents from any time period. All interests and skill-levels are welcome!

Materials to Bring: Pencil, eraser, lined paper.

Workshop Fee: $55
Tuition assistance is available; please apply here.

Date & Time: Sundays, February 20 & 27, 1-2pm Pacific time

Location: Online over Zoom

SFCB online workshops are recorded; all registered students will have access to the videos for a month.

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About the Instructor | Kathryn Brunet

Kathryn A. Brunet is a rare books librarian based in Los Angeles, CA. She has a master's degree in Library & Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a certificate in Rare Books and Manuscripts Studies from the California Rare Book School. In addition to her professional work as a librarian and research scholar, she teaches a variety of workshops and guest lectures at the graduate and undergraduate level, focusing on Western paleography, medieval manuscript production, and early printed books of Western Europe.



Online via Zoom
United States