German Palaeography

German Palaeography
15 January 2018, 10.30am - 11.30am
Reading Group
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB


Tutor: Dorothea McEwan

Mondays, 10.30 – 11.30, in the Droz Library at the Warburg Institute. The first class of the spring term will take place on 15 January 2018 and the final class will be on 26 March 2018. (Please note there will be no class on 19 February. This weekly German Palaeography class is a reading class.

Its aim is to familiarize students with a number of different handwritings. A variety of texts (in photocopies) 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.

A good general knowledge of German is desirable.



Free of charge to all Warburg Institute students, staff and fellows. For other attendees there is a fee of £80 per term (standard rate) or £50 (concessions). Please register for the course and, if appropriate, pay online by clicking on the Book Now button below. (All cards accepted except American Express).




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