Spanish Paleography Workshop

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is hosting a Spanish Paleography Workshop this fall. The workshop, led by Carla Rahn Phillips offers faculty and graduate students an introduction to reading Spanish-language manuscripts of the early modern period.

Here is the Newberry Library’s announcement:


Friday, September 30, 2016 – Saturday, October 1, 2016

9 am to 5 pm Friday; 9 am to 3:30 pm Saturday

Room 101

Directed by Carla Rahn Phillips, Emerita, University of Minnesota
Application deadline August 1
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Mellon Summer Institutes in Vernacular Paleography

This workshop will provide participants with an introduction to reading and transcribing documents written in Spain and Spanish America from the late fifteenth to the early eighteenth centuries. Although the course sessions will be taught primarily in English, all of the documents will be in Spanish.

About the institute’s director: Carla Rahn Phillips, Emerita, University of Minnesota.

Eligibility: The institute will enroll 18 participants by competitive application. First consideration will be given to advanced PhD students and junior faculty at U.S. colleges and universities, but applications are also accepted from advanced PhD students and junior faculty at Canadian institutions, from professional staff of U.S. and Canadian libraries and museums, and from qualified independent scholars.

Check out our list of paleography resources for Latin, English, French, Italian, and Spanish.

Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry. Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.

For further information, see the Newberry Library website.

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