Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Paleography Refresher Course

Directed by Heather Wolfe, Folger Curator of Manuscripts

This six-week, skills-course refresher is designed to provide a review of English secretary and italic handwriting. It will also provide participants with an opportunity to explore further the manuscript collections of the Folger Shakespeare Library, including correspondence, literary works, accounts, inventories, miscellanies, commonplace books, wills, and deeds. Applicants should describe their previous training, including introductory level courses or self-directed work in the archives. They should also describe the documents or classes of manuscript materials with which they are currently working and the nature of their research projects. Participantsí own materials, approaches, and bibliographical and editorial challenges will help shape the course, as participants will introduce their materials to others in the course. In addition to the standard award of one night of lodging per session, the application review committee will award an additional two nights' lodging to funded participants who could profitably extend their time with the collections.

Director: Heather Wolfe has written numerous articles on manuscript studies and has most recently edited The Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608: A Facsimile Edition of Folger Shakespeare Library MS V.b.232 and The Literary Career and Legacy of Elizabeth Cary, 1613-1680 (both forthcoming 2007).

Schedule: Thursdays, 1 - 4:30 p.m., 1 February through 8 March 2007.

Application Deadlines: 3 January 2007 for admission (and grants-in-aid for Folger consortium affiliates). Visit for our online application form.

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