After a period of tests, the introductory module of the new online course on Palaeography and Manuscript Studies is now available. InScribe provides a set of materials suitable both for someone interested in exploring Palaeography for the first time as well as for those in need of a refresher. Graduate students, academics and members of the general public undertaking this introductory module will become familiar with the most important writing styles (scripts) of the medieval period with particular reference to the English context; they will be able to explore a number of newly digitised manuscripts; and they will acquire some transcription practice.
The module includes short videos with experts on the field discussing relevant topics. Moreover, transcription can be practiced in the new Transcription Tool developed in collaboration with KCL.
Later in the year, we will release new modules that will provide advanced online training on Diplomatic, Script and Translation, Codicology and Illumination. The introductory module is free of charge.
To try InScribe click here. Notice that you will need to register (for free) to gain access to the module.