2020 Mellon Summer Institute in French Paleography

2020 Mellon Summer Institute in French Paleography
July 6-31, 2020
Newberry Library

CRS is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Mellon Summer Institute in French Paleography, to be held at the Newberry from July 6 to July 31, 2020. The institute will be led by Marc Smith, École Nationale des Chartes, Paris.

This course will examine French manuscripts and archival materials from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century. The institute will provide a summary outline of the history of handwriting in France, followed by intensive training in reading from facsimiles, both in class and at home. Students will become familiar with the development of handwriting as well as further aspects of written communication in the late medieval and early modern period.

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.

This graduate-level course is taught entirely in French; advanced language skills are required.

All successful applicants will receive a stipend, and non-local participants will receive additional funds to help defray the costs of travel, housing, and food. There are no fees associated with the institute.

For more information about the Institute and instructions for applying, visit the Institute calendar page here: https://www.newberry.org/07062020-2020-mellon-summer-institute-french-paleography
The application deadline is Monday, March 2, 2020.

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