Please note that this reading group will take place online.
In this online reading group, launched in 2021-2022, 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. 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 is for students who have already completed the Latin Palaeography short course.
If you wish to take part please contact Professor Charles Burnett before attending your first session: Charles.Burnett@sas.ac.uk