Palaeography Online

As we can't welcome you to Senate House this summer, we have put together some exciting online content and useful resources that you can get involved with from home!  Take a look at the Palaeography Online page now, for new blog posts, lecture recordings, a Museum of Writing quiz and a transcription challenge!


8-12 June 2020

The London International Palaeography Summer School is a series of intensive courses in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies. Courses range from a half to two days duration and are given by experts in their respective fields from a wide range of institutions. Subject areas include Latin, Anglo-Saxon, Middle English, Early Modern English, German and Greek palaeography, illuminated manuscripts, codicology, manuscript editing and liturgical and devotional manuscripts.

For some suggestions of which courses to pick, we have devised some thematic strands to guide you, which can be found here - or feel free to mix-and-match the courses that most interest you!

Course Overview 2020

Monday 8 June 

Tuesday 9 June

Wednesday 10 June

Thursday 11 June

Friday 12 June 

View further details about the summer school palaeography teachers' affiliations and research interests.

A display of medieval writing materials, which includes the possibility of practical use of certain medieval items, will be exhibited during the lunchbreak on Thursday 11 June 2020, and is open to all participants of the Summer School.

Please bring a pencil: pens are not allowed when valuable manuscripts and facsimiles are in use.