Event—Center for Renaissance Studies

2017 Mellon Summer Institute in Spanish Paleography

Newberry Ayer MS 1801, map1

Newberry Ayer MS 1801, map1

Newberry Ayer MS 1801, map1

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 early forms of Spanish.

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

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

Eligibility: Each institute will enroll 15 participants. First consideration will be given to advanced graduate students and junior faculty at U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities, but applications will also be accepted from associate and full professors at U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities, from professional staff of U.S. and Canadian libraries and museums, and from qualified independent scholars. Advanced language skills are required.

Award: All successful applicants will receive a stipend of $970; non-local participants will receive an additional $2,500 to defray travel and housing expenses. 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.

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