Online Paleography Course and Onsite Archival Studies Seminar
The four-month course is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of archival research and paleographic studies. It will provide methodological skills to navigate early modern archives, as well as the cultural background necessary to appreciate the intricate social, historical and artistic context of early modern Italy.
The course is divided into 4 modules. The first three modules may be completed online, whereas the fourth module is an onsite seminar in Florence, Italy.
Module 1 will familiarize students with key methodological issues. In Module 2 students will be able to focus on broader themes relevant to the historical era of 1300-1700. During Module 3, each class will focus on specific areas of study in order to understand and create a clear connection between acquiring paleographic skills and making historical discoveries.
Students may choose to follow the online course with Module 4. The onsite seminar will allow students to work and study as part of of the academic community of the Medici Archive Project. During the two-week onsite seminar, participants will be able to put into practice the various research skills they have developed during the online course. This direct engagement with the texts, and the skills needed to interpret them, marks the culmination of the Medici Archive Project Online Paleography course and Onsite Archival Studies seminar.
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