Latin Paleography from the Age of Charlemagne to the Age of Humanism
Timothy Graham, Western Michigan University
This course surveyed the evolution of Western script and manuscript production from circa 800 to the Renaissance. Participants learned how to identify and read a broad range of scripts, from formal book hands to cursive charter hands. Training in the fundamentals of codicology was an essential party of the course. Through the Newberry’s own manuscript holdings, participants learned how to assess the significance of the arrangement of the leaves into quires, the disposition of hair and flesh sides, the varying practices for picking and ruling, the method of writing, rubricating, and correcting the text, and the assembly and binding of the completed manuscript.
Participants: Cynthia Baule, Northwestern University; Sarah Cusk, Newberry Library; Catherine Hamaker, Loyola University Chicago; Brian Martin, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Ann Meyer, University of Chicago; Anna Murphy, Univeristy of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Terence O’Connell, Northwestern University; Michelle Reichert, Univeristy of Minnesota; Michael Terry, Spertus Institute; Allison Vaughn, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Carol Whitehouse, Newberry Library; Marianne Willers, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Dan Williams, Loyola University Chicago; David Wilson-Okamura, University of Chicago
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