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Spanish Paleography Workshop

Monday, May 3, 2010
12:00 AM
Clements Library, Main Room909 S. University Ave.Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Two Week Workshop, Monday through Friday: May 3-7 and May 10-14, 2010The purpose of the workshop is to assist scholars planning to work on colonial period documents in Latin America. The workshop will provide a practical, hands-on introduction to Spanish and Spanish-American paleography from the 16th to the 19th centuries. We will learn some of the conventions of colonial-era documents, such as legal formulas and common abbreviations. Working directly with photocopies of actual manuscripts written in a wide variety of hands from different geographic areas and on varied topics, we will read, decode, and transcribe the various handwritings of the different periods. We can accommodate twelve participants. There is no registration cost for the workshop.