This four-week course will examine French manuscripts and archival materials from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century. The institute will provide participants with a summary outline of the history of handwriting in France and intensive training in reading late medieval and Renaissance scripts.
Eligibility: The institute will enroll 15 participants. First consideration will be given to advanced graduate students and junior faculty at U.S. colleges and universities, but applications are also accepted from advanced graduate students and junior faculty at Canadian institutions, from professional staff of U.S. and Canadian libraries and museums, and from qualified independent scholars.
Prerequisite: This graduate-level course will be taught entirely in French. Applicants should possess advanced language skills.
Application deadline: March 1
To apply, visit this webpage.
Note: The Folger Institute will also be offering a 2018 Mellon Summer Institute in English Paleography.
For more information, visit this webpage on the Folger’s website.
The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies