Further Palaeography: Reading Old Handwriting

Further Palaeography: Reading Old Handwriting
20200328T1030Z 20200328T1700Z
Further Skills
Sat 28 Mar 2020
7 hours

Sorry, there are no longer any places available.

In this full-day course, learn to read and transcribe 16th and 17th century documents written in the Secretary Hand characteristic of the period.

David Smith gives you the opportunity to:

- Work with facsimiles of key documents for family and local historians, such as wills;

- Practise techniques to help you tackle any unfamiliar style of handwriting;

- Learn how Secretary Hand came into being and why it was superseded.

If there is time, David offers to help you read your own difficult documents.

Please note: You should have a basic understanding of palaeography or have taken Davdi's beginners course before booking. This is an intensive full-day course and places are limited.

28/03/2020 10:30 - 17:00