Event—Public Programming

Italian Paleography at the Newberry

Paleography is the study of the history of handwriting and scripts in books, manuscripts, and other documents. This colloquium celebrates the launch of the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Italian paleography website, sponsored by the Mellon Foundation. Developed with the University of Toronto and St. Louis University, this new website provides pedagogical tools for the study of Italian handwriting from 1300 to 1700 using manuscripts in the Newberry collections as well as other US institutions. Come take a first look at this resource and decipher the writing of Lorenzo de’ Medici, Michelangelo, and others from medieval and Renaissance Italy.