Palaeography - MST00008M

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  • Department: Centre for Medieval Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Mary Garrison
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20 to Spring Term 2019-20

Module aims

A course to enable students to transcribe, fully, manuscripts and documents of their chosen period, and to understand when, how and why such texts were produced. Students should then be able to use texts in their own work with confidence and be able to edit where necessary.

1. Autumn term, wks 2-6; 5 x 2 hrs. Lectures with practical work, to introduce scripts from pre-Caroline reforms (6-7c) to the beginnings of Secretary (up to 16c).

2. Autumn term, wks 7-9 and Spring term, wks 2-9; 11 x 2 hrs. Four seminar groups will be offered (see below), from which students will choose one. These seminars will be detailed and practical; and students will be tested at the end, in summer term, by transcription exercises, possibly also (as appropriate) by comprehension/use questions.

Module learning outcomes

  • that students should be able to transcribe, fully, documents and manuscripts of their chosen period, in the languages used in texts written in England
  • that students should understand when, how and why such texts were produced
  • that students should be able to use such texts in their own work with confidence and be able to edit where necessary

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Closed Exam
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Closed Exam
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback supplied weekly in class; end of term progress reports; exam results given within one month.

Indicative reading

None.



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