MAP Online Paleography Course 2013
For the fourth consecutive year, the Medici Archive Project will offer a 12-week
Online Paleography Course. The course is designed to furnish participants with
basic skills for reading historical manuscript materials from the late 15th- 17thcentury
Tuscany. This course also offers a general introduction to the nature of
Italian archives. From personal letters to the inventories and wills, the digitized
documents used to train the course’s participants in paleographic skills will also
expose them to a wide range of document types useful for scholarly research.
Enrollment will be limited to 20 students. Priority will be given to graduate
students, post-graduate scholars, and professionals with relevant scholarly
interests. Basic knowledge of Italian is required. The course is taught in English.
The online course will be held from Monday, September 23 to Friday, December
The tuition for this course is US $ 500, payable by PayPal upon acceptance.
To apply, send: 1. A brief letter of introduction explaining the motivation for
taking the course. 2. A curriculum vitae that details linguistic aptitude and (if
applicable) archival experience.
All materials should be sent to Dr. Elena Brizio, firstname.lastname@example.org by September