InScribe goes live

January 21, 2013 at 9:11 pm (Uncategorized) ()

Dear all,
We are very pleased to announce that InScribe, our new online Palaeography tutorial is now live (and FREE). We have today released the introductory module to the course that will later this year include advanced pathways in areas such as Diplomatic and Codicology. Please see below for further info.  We would be most grateful if you could circulate this to postgraduate students, fellow scholars and members of the wider public that may have an interest in Medieval Palaeography.
Fran Alvarez
InScribe: Palaeography Learning materials, a new online training platform

InScribe is an online course for the study of Palaeography and Manuscript Studies developed by several of the institutes within the School of Advanced Study (including the Institute of Historical Research and Institute of English Studies), with support from Senate House Library and Exeter Cathedral Library & Archives. Devised by Prof Michelle Brown (IES) and Dr Jane Winters (IHR), InScribe aims to support the teaching of Palaeography and Manuscript Studies at a postgraduate level.
At present we are releasing the introductory module which introduces some basic notions about Palaeography and provides an overview of the evolution of script in the medieval period (with particular reference to the English context).  Similarly, it gives students the chance to transcribe text from a selection of newly digitised manuscripts from Senate House Library and Exeter Cathedral Library & Archives.  Later in the year, new modules will be released that will provide advanced training on Diplomatic, Script and Translation, Codicology and Illumination. The introductory module is free of charge.
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