Event title:

Palaeography Practice

Event details

Event details

Thursday, 22nd April 2021
11:00 - 12:00
  Palaeography Practice     UG/PG  

Event description

Event description

Workshop description

This course explores the characteristic features of secretary hand writing, common transcription conventions, and real world examples of documents taken from Hull History Centre's collections.

It consists of asynchronous content to be worked through independently, and is supported with a live discussion session.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • identify the characteristic features of Early Modern Secretary handwriting
  • read pre-19th century manuscript documents written in English
  • apply common transcription conventions to create your own transcriptions of manuscript material

Who this workshop is for

Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate students who wish to develop their practical experience of reading pre-19th century archival material in English.

Course structure

This workshop runs over several days. Please see the course structure table below.



Monday 19th April-Wednesday 21st April

Work through asynchronous content and prepare discussion points for live session

Thursday 22nd April, 11.00-12.00

Live discussion session on Teams


This workshop is run by an Archivist from the Hull University Archives Team.



Registration is required. There are 58 seats available.