French Paleography Workshop

The Meeter Center for Calvin Studies will be holding a French Paleography Workshop this summer. The workshop is intended to prepare graduate students for manuscript research in French archives and French language collections.

Masters students and doctoral candidates in early modern French studies across North America may be interested in this workshop.

I would especially urge graduate students at Northern Illinois University working on French history and literature to apply for this workshop.

The Meeter Center’s announcement follows:


The 2016 Summer French Paleography workshop will take place at the Meeter Center for Calvin Studies in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from July 11 through July 22, 2016. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Meeter Center and the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, and will be taught by Dr. Thomas Lambert, who is a highly-experienced paleographer and researcher, who has worked for many years on transcribing, editing, and publishing the minutes of the Genevan Consistory.

The deadline for applications is March 18, 2016.

Selected participants will receive a $500 bursary to help defray travel and accommodation expenses. This workshop is directed primarily at graduate students and faculty. The chief pre-requisite is an ability to read modern French fluently. Please see the attached file for more information on the workshop and an application form. Feel free to copy and distribute the materials. Prospective applicants may also go to our website to access the information and the form:

Please do not hesitate to contact Paul Fields, Curator of the Meeter Center (1-616-526-7041 or, with any questions you may have.

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