2013 Mellon Summer Institute in Spanish Paleography

Newberry Ayer MS 1801, map 1
Newberry Ayer MS 1801, map 1: lands in the Tultepec and Jaltocan regions adjacent to the Hacienda de Santa Ines, Mexico, 1569. Click to enlarge.
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Mellon Summer Institutes in Vernacular Paleography
Monday, June 3, 2013 to Friday, June 21, 2013

9 am - 12:30 pm

The Newberry Library, ChicagoRoom B-91

Directed by Carla Rahn Phillips, University of Minnesota

The institute will provide participants with practical training in 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. Participants must indicate in their applications that they have a working knowledge of the Spanish language. They should also indicate why this institute would be of use to them in their research, teaching, or professional lives. The institute will usually meet in the mornings; participants will have time available outside class for required homework and for their own projects.

Learn more about the institute’s director: Carla Rahn Phillips, University of Minnesota.

Download a printable PDF flyer.

Schedule: The institute will meet in the mornings Monday through Friday, plus a couple of hours on the Monday afternoons, for three weeks.

Eligibility: The institute will enroll 15 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.

Award: All successful applicants will receive a stipend of $900; non-local participants will receive reimbursement of up to an additional $2,400 for travel, housing, and food. There are no fees associated with the institute.

Prerequisite: This graduate-level course is taught in English, but participants will do extensive reading in early forms of Spanish; advanced language skills are required.

Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Mellon Summer Institutes in Vernacular Paleography, and check out our list of paleography resources for Latin, English, French, Italian, and Spanish. Funded by a major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Cost and registration information: 

The application deadline has now passed.

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