Weekend Workshop in Spanish Paleography

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.
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
Friday, February 27, 2015 to Saturday, February 28, 2015

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

Application deadline: October 15
Directed by Carla Rahn Phillips, Emerita, University of Minnesota

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.

Download a printable PDF flyer to post and distribute.

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.

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.

Prerequisite: This workshop is taught in English, but participants will be reading early forms of Spanish; advanced language skills are required.

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.

Cost and registration information: 

Costs: There is no registration fee for those accepted to the workshop, but participants will be responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses (see note above about the possibility of travel funding for applicants from Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions).

To apply: Download the two PDFs below and follow the instructions.

Send all application materials as email attachments to renaissance@newberry.org, no later than October 15, 2014.

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