Summer Institute in Italian Paleography

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library will host a Summer Institute in Italian Paleography during Summer 2022.

This is a fantastic opportunity for graduate students who are interested in Renaissance studies, Italian history, and early modern European history.

Graduate students in History and World Languages and Cultures at Northern Illinois University should especially consider applying for this Summer Institute, since NIU is a member of the Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium.

Here is the announcement from the Center for Renaissance Studies:

Summer Institute in Italian Paleography

July 11-22, 2022
Newberry Library

Application Deadline: March 15, 2022

CRS is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for this two-week residential course, which will be directed by Maddalena Signorini, Universit√† degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata.”

The course offers an intensive introduction to reading and transcription of handwritten Italian vernacular texts from the late medieval through the early modern periods. This graduate-level course is taught in Italian and requires advanced language skills.

While the emphasis is on building paleographical skills, the course also offers an overview of materials and techniques, and considers the history of scripts within the larger historical, literary, intellectual, and social contexts of Italy. Participants practice on a wide range of documents, including literary, personal, legal, notarial, official, and ecclesiastical works. The course provides insight into the systems of Italian archives and allows participants to work with inventories, letters, diaries, and other primary source materials from the Newberry Library.

The institute enrolls 15 participants by competitive application. We welcome applications from advanced graduate students and junior faculty from universities, from professional staff of libraries and museums, and from qualified independent scholars. First consideration will be given to applicants from Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium institutions. 

For more information about the institute, including a link for submitting an application, please visit the Institute calendar page here:

This entry was posted in Archival Research, Early Modern Europe, Early Modern World, European History, Graduate Work in History, Humanities Education, Italian History, Lectures and Seminars, Manuscript Studies, Paleography, Reformation History, Renaissance Art and History. Bookmark the permalink.

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