Exploring Medieval Manuscripts: A Workshop

On 17-18 June 2019, in association with the Centre for Medieval Studies, we’re organizing a two-day intensive workshop to provide an introduction to medieval manuscripts and medieval handwriting. The workshop is for anyone who wants to discover more about medieval manuscripts and anyone wants to gain confidence in reading medieval hands. Participants in the workshop will develop skills in handling and reading manuscripts from the medieval period (c. 1200-1500) by working closely with items from Special Collections at the University of Bristol’s Arts and Social Sciences Library. Topics to be studied include how manuscripts were made and bound; book decoration; charters; and how to read Gothic scripts.

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The workshop will be taught by specialists from the Centre for Medieval Studies, and will be based in Special Collections in the University of Bristol’s Arts and Social Sciences Library.

The course will be of particular value to anyone who is thinking about pursuing research (at MA/PhD) in topics in medieval studies, but we welcome anyone with an interest in the area. The workshop is offered free of charge, but spaces are limited.

You can find out more, including how to apply, here. The deadline for applications is 6 June 2019.

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