Special Collections and University Archives hosts workshops that prepare graduate students for in-depth research with rare books and archives.

February 20

Paleography Workshop: Introduction to 16th and 17th century English Manuscripts

Did you know that UVic Special Collections holds examples of 16th and 17th century English manuscripts (including letters, legal documents, and armorial records)? By the end of this 90 minute workshop, you’ll be able to read these texts and to work with the increasing numbers of digitized manuscript documents available online. Dr. Erin E. Kelly (Department of English) will introduce you to the most common hands, give you a chance to try writing with a quill, and help you transcribe some documents. This workshop will be of particular use to graduate students interested in early modern English history and culture. All are welcome.

Space is limited to 15 participants. Please register online here.

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library, Room A003