1982 NEH Spring Seminar in the Archival Sciences

Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
NEH Programs - Renaissance
Monday, March 29, 1982 to Monday, June 7, 1982
Directed by Pieter Obbema, Curator of Western Manuscripts, Leiden University Library.

Participants became familiar with the techniques of transcribing, identifying, and dating manuscripts of the late medieval and early modern periods.

Adjunct lectures

Scribal Practices in Twelfth-Century Continental Manuscripts
W. Braxton Ross, University of Chicago

The Psychology of Literacy
Paul Saenger, Northwestern University Library (now at the Newberry Library)

The Use of a Radioactive Source in Watermark Detection
David Buisseret, Newberry Library (now professor emeritus, University of Texas at Austin)

The History of Quotation and Citation
Malcolm Parkes, Keble College, University of Oxford

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