Module Information

Module Identifier
DSM3810
Module Title
Manuscript Skills:Post Medieval Palaeography & Diplomatic
Academic Year
2016/2017
Co-ordinator
Semester
Available all semesters
External Examiners
  • Dr Elizabeth Mullins (Head of Subject, Archivistics - University College Dublin)
 

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Practical exercise  equivalent to 3,000 words  100%
Supplementary Assessment Resit of practical exercise  equivalent to 3,000 words  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Identify and date different styles of handwriting in common use during the period c1450 to c1800;









  • Identify and date different styles of handwriting in common use during the period c1450 to c1800

*Accurately read different styles of handwriting in common use during the period c1450 to c1800;

*Transcribe documents written in archaic styles, applying appropriate editorial methods;

*Calendar documents written in archaic styles, appying aprropiate editorial methods;

*Recognise and interpret "common form" in a wide variety of documents;

*Convert archaic dating practices to the modenr historical equivalent.

Brief description

This module considers the historical development of handwriting (palaeography) in Britain between c1450 and c1800, the characteristics of specific types of script, the principles of transcription and other editorial methods, and the development of common form in formal documents (diplomatic). Practical and technical skills in reading and transcription are developed through applying theory to parctice in a wide range of manuscript under careful guidance.


Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7