Early Modern Exchanges
Wednesday 11th December 2013, 2 - 4pm, Foster Court 307, SELCS Common Room
Borderlands: From the California Missions to Manila Ivories
Ana Ruiz Guiterrez (University of Granada), Manila Ivories and Transnational Exchanges
Miguel Sorroche Cuerva (University of Granada), Building Frontiers in the Californian Missions
**These talks will be in Spanish**
Details of recent publications by members of the Centre are available on our News page.
Early Modern Handwriting and Manuscript Culture 1500-1800
Research Techniques for Postgraduate Students
Course Tutor: Robyn Adams
Description: The manuscript sources available to students and scholars are rich and substantial, yet can be difficult to access, read and construe. The shift from undergraduate work, where there is typically a reliance on edited versions of texts, to postgraduate research that encourages access to original material necessitates intensive contact with nebulous and arcane research collections. This course provides a range of the advanced skills and techniques required to conduct manuscript research in the period of history 1500-1800. Students are taught a range of advanced research techniques designed to facilitate the reading of old documents and their handwriting (palaeography), archival skills and methods of locating documents, corpora and collections. The course is practical, and equally weighted between on-campus workshop-style classes and off-campus field trips to libraries and archives around London.
Beal, Peter, In Praise of Scribes (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998).
Brown, Michelle P., The British Library Guide to Writing and Scripts: History and Techniques (London: British Library, 1998).
Greetham, David, Textual Scholarship: An Introduction (Routledge: 1994)
Love, Harold, Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993). NB this was later published as a paperback under the title: The Culture and Commerce of Texts: Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1998)
Marotti, Arthur F., Manuscript, Print, and the English Renaissance Lyric (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995).
Robinson, Andrew, The Story of Writing: Alphabets, Hieroglyphs, and Pictograms (London: Thames and Hudson, 1995).
Woudhuysen, H.R., Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558-1640 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996).