German Palaeography Class

4-5 May 2021 | 3-6pm

This German Palaeography class is a reading class. Its aim is to familiarize students with the particularities of Kurrentschrift through a number of different handwritings. A variety of texts will be examined and read: private correspondence, official correspondence of German courts and the Habsburg monarchy, petitions by individuals, replies by authorities, appeals, etc., from the 17th to the 20th centuries. The course will be flexible in as much as it will be possible to present documents from different centuries and handwriting styles in order to suit the needs of the participants. It is therefore helpful to state on the Registration Form which particular research interests the applicant is pursuing. 

Courses fees are £100 (standard) and £75 (student). Register NOW

Bibliography: 

– Karin Schneider, Palaeographie und Handschriftenkunde für Germanisten. Eine Einführung, Tübingen (3rd edition) 2014. 

– Kurt Dülfer, Hans Enno Korn, Karsten Uhde Schrifttafeln zur deutschen Paläographie des 16.-20. Jahrhunderts, Marburg (13th edition) 2013. 

– Karl Gladt, Deutsche Schriftfibel. Anleitung und Lektüre der Kurrentschrift des 17.-20. Jahrhunderts, Graz 1976. 

Useful web links: 

– http://www.kurrentschrift.net/ 

– https://gonline.univie.ac.at/erste-schritte-in-kurrent/schriftgeschichte/ 

– https://www.gda.bayern.de/DigitaleSchriftkunde/ 

– Beinert, Wolfgang, Typolexikon.de. Das Lexikon der deutschen Typographie (2001): http://www.typolexikon.de 

Benoit Vaillot

Docteur en histoire (European University Institute), chercheur associé à l'Université de Strasbourg et au Centre Marc Bloch • Frontières, souverainetés et identités XIXe-XXIe siècles • Border/Borderlands Studies

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