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The Warburg Institute offers a continuation of its online course in Latin Palaeography with a further ten sessions across the Summer Term 2022.

In this course we shall be reading reproductions of manuscripts written in Latin between the twelfth and seventeenth century and getting to know the letter forms, the systems of abbreviation and punctuation, and sometimes the relationship between a text and its illustration. Since understanding of what the text should mean aids in the decipherment of the words, the passages will also be translated. The texts will be tackled in order of their readability and complexity. The aim will be to familiarise the student with different forms of handwriting, and with the remarkably consistent repertoire of abbreviations used, so that they can confidently approach any manuscript written in the Middle Ages and the early modern period.

The course can accommodate both students with some previous acquaintance with manuscripts and those with none, but students are expected to have a good knowledge of Latin grammar and syntax.

Registration and payment for 10 classes across the Summer Term 2022 [NB: we can offer a 10% discount for continuing students] 
New students are advised to email in the first instance to check for available places.
  • Warburg students, staff and fellows: £85 [10% £76.50]
  • School of Advanced Study students, staff and fellows / LAHP-funded students: £110 [10% £99]
  • External students / unwaged: £160 [10% £144]
  • Standard rate: £175 [10% £157.50]

Fridays, 29 April - 8 July 2022 (excluding 3 June)
Tutor: Professor Charles Burnett
Venue: ONLINE via zoom

Please contact Professor Burnett if you have questions about the content of the course:

The running of this course is dependent on minimum student uptake, so early booking is advised.