Manuscript Skills (Summer Course, Penn, 5/23-6/28)
MANUSCRIPT SKILLS: WORKING WITH PRE-1600 EUROPEAN MANUSCRIPTS
A SUMMER COURSE CO-SPONSORED BY SAS GRADUATE DIVISION & THE SCHOENBERG INSTITUTE FOR MANUSCRIPT STUDIES
NICHOLAS HERMAN, AMEY HUTCHINS, WILL NOEL, & DOT PORTER
23rd May – 28th June 2017 (Summer Session 1), T—W—Th 10:00-12:00
Vitale Media Lab, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
This non-credit course will introduce graduate students working in medieval and Renaissance periods to the disciplines of manuscript studies, such as codicology and paleography, and will provide an opportunity for students to analyze manuscripts relevant to their research interests in Penn’s collections.Students will develop familiarity with digital humanities as applied to manuscript studies and gain confidence in using manuscript catalogs, working in special collections libraries, handling pre-modern manuscripts, and reading manuscript text.
The course instructors are all staff members of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts: Will Noel, Director; Dot Porter, Curator of Digital Research Services; Nicholas Herman, Curator of Manuscripts; and Amey Hutchins, Manuscripts Cataloging Librarian.The only requirement for course participation is an interest in working with manuscripts in research. While knowledge of Latin is useful, it is not required. We welcome graduate students, undergraduate students, and library staff from Penn and other local institutions. There is no fee for taking this course, but participants are encouraged to purchase the course textbook, Introduction to Manuscript Studies (Clemens & Graham).