Cambridge Medieval Palaeography Study Group
Lent 2014: 10 and 24 February, and 10 March, 5:30-6:30 pm
The Cambridge Medieval Palaeography Workshop, in conjunction with the Network for the Study of Caroline Minuscule (NSCM) and the Centre for Material Texts, is expanding its programme to include a new discussion group series. The Medieval Palaeography Study Group provides an informal and friendly setting for students and non-students alike to discuss the palaeographical issues that arise when working with Western handwritten texts and scripts. Sessions will be divided between discussion of a pre-circulated chapter from Malcolm Parkes' 'Their Hands Before Our Eyes', and palaeographical issues raised by participants. There is no restriction on script or time period. The series will be launched by David Ganz, who will speak on the third volume of Bernhard Bischoff's catalogue of continental ninth-century manuscripts. To receive further information about the location of the sessions as well as the pre-circulated materials, join the mailing list: email Anna and Zack with your name, affiliation, research topic and any issues you would particularly like to address.
Other scheduled events in 2014–15
We're delighted to announce that the Network for the Study of Caroline Minuscule has been awarded the January 2015 APICES Hermans Grant for the Caroline Minuscule Mapping Project. Go to the project pages for details, and to get involved!
The Network will be hosting three sessions at the Leeds International Medieval Congress 2015, with papers from Julia Crick, Colleen Curran, Anna Dorofeeva, Alessandro Gnasso, Zack Guiliano, Laura Pani and Evina Steinová, and with Mariken Teeuwen and Christine Voth among the respondents. See the schedule (released on the IMC website in February) for details.
If you'd like to contribute a series to our blog, please also get in touch. Alliterative weekly posts on palaeographical topics headed 'Ductus Day', 'Wynn Wednesday', or similar, will be particularly well received.
If you're in London, get your palaeography fix at the London Graduate Palaeography Group, our partner network.