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Palaeography summer school at Palace Green Library

(22 June 2018)

A series of seven classes will lead you through the basics of reading 17th century wills, probate inventories, and a charter. The series will conclude with a team transcription exercise. Due to reforms of the probate process, few wills survive at Durham for the period of the British Civil War, but those that do can provide intriguing glimpses of the social effects of the conflict. You can prepare in advance if you wish by browsing 'The National Archive’s palaeography tutorial' online. Tickets are £45 for the entire series of classes. Booking is required via Eventbrite. More events and activities will be added to the Palace Green Library website as they are confirmed so please check regularly for update.

Full list of dates:

  • 25 June
  • 9 July
  • 23 July
  • 6 August
  • 20 August
  • 3 September
  • 17 September

Participants will need to attend as many of the early dates as possible in order to effectively prepare for the later transcription classes; it takes quite a lot of practice!

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