An introduction to early modern palaeography

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Sat, 10 Mar 2018 10:00 to 12:30

An introduction to early modern palaeography

Unscramble the puzzles of old handwriting.

Venue: Arnside Educational Institute

Dr James Bowen from Lancaster University's Regional Heritage Centre will deliver a talk and workshop on how to read a range of historical documents for Cumbria and North Lancashire, developing your palaeography skills and exploring their wider context by relating them to themes of early modern history. Styles of handwriting and letter forms, spelling and punctuation, abbreviations and contractions, numerals, dates and transcription techniques will be covered.

The format of the morning will be:

  • 10-11am introductory talk

  • 11am-11.10am break

  • 11.15am-12.15pm practical workshop

  • 12.15pm-12.30pm any questions

Booking required. 

The contact for the day will be Michelle Cooper michelle@morecambebay.org.uk 07760 881826

Please note you do not need to print your ticket.

booking required via Eventbrite

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Sat, 10 Mar 2018 10:00 to 12:30
An introduction to early modern palaeography

Unscramble the puzzles of old handwriting.

Venue: Arnside Educational Institute

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