PG Workshop: Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research

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PG Workshop: Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research

Postby Aislinn on Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:10 am

On the off chance that this is of interest to someone
Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research:
Intensive Postgraduate Workshop
14-15 September 2009, University College Cork

Themes covered
* Palaeography and Codicology
* Insular Scripts and Scribal Techniques
* The Corpus of Medieval Irish Manuscripts
* Modern Irish Manuscript Tradition
* The Challenges of Editing: variant copies, critical v. diplomatic editions, normalisation, etc.
* Digital Technology and Manuscript Research

Enquiries to:
Dr Caitríona O Dochartaigh,
Dept of Early and Medieval Irish

The postgraduate workshop is aimed at M.A. M.Phil. and Ph.D. ,* students wishing to receive research training in the use of manuscripts, whether Medieval or Modern. The workshop will take place over two days in University College Cork and will comprise several intensive seminars led by experts in the relevant fields. A wide range of manuscripts compiled in Ireland will be discussed including Old, Middle and Modern Irish texts as well as Latin and early English materials. Particular emphasis will be placed on familiarising students with scripts and abbreviations, and on practical editing exercises. The seminar leaders will be encouraged to share palaeographical issues from their own research with the students and to explore how certain difficulties can be overcome. The focus of the workshop is on skills applicable to a number of related research fields and on the creative exchange of expertise. There is also an opportunity for students to broaden their palaeographical experience beyond their own subject area.
This seminar is kindly supported by the Graduate School, College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC. In addition, students travelling to Cork for the workshop can apply to the iiMedium AEvum Bursariess/ii fund sponsored by the 'Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature' (
All such applications should be submitted directly to Dr O Dochartaigh.

*The workshop can be taken as a 10 credit module by UCC students (CC6008), provided that the student also completes a project related to the topic. Attendance at the workshop can also be recorded for audit and appear on the student's transcript.
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