Postgraduate taught 

Information Management & Preservation MSc/PgDip/PgCert

EARLY MODERN PALAEOGRAPHY ARTMED5015

  • Academic Session: 2018-19
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 5
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

Thhis course aims to allow Information Management and Preservation students to develop their critical sensitivity with regard to handwritten material from a variety of primary sources.

Specifically:

1. to familiarise students with a variety of different examples, exhibiting different styles, of early modern handwriting;
2. to provide training in the reading and transcription of early modern handwritten documents;
3. to provide training in the analysis of early modern handwritten documents for research and archive administration purposes.

Timetable

2 hours weekly for 5 weeks

Requirements of Entry

Participants must be a registered postgraduate student in HATII.

Course Aims

Thhis course aims to allow Information Management and Preservation students to develop their critical sensitivity with regard to handwritten material from a variety of primary sources.

Specifically:

1. to familiarise students with a variety of different examples, exhibiting different styles, of early modern handwriting;
2. to provide training in the reading and transcription of early modern handwritten documents;
3. to provide training in the analysis of early modern handwritten documents for research and archive administration purposes.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

On completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate
1. competence in the reading and transcription of a variety of early modern handwritten documents;
2. competence in analysing and exploiting early modern handwritten documents for the purposes of research.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Sucessful completion of the exam (more than 9/22)