Archive of Penn Paleography Group Meetings (2010-14)

Spring Semester 2014

I. January 15th: ALD: Haghen vs. Hagen aka The Importance of Accurate Scribal Identification – a ‘Collection of Extracts’ by Johannes Hagen (Germany, ca. 1460: The Newberry Library Chicago, Ms 67.3) & Johann van Haghen’s Styles of Script advert (Germany, ca 1400).

II. February 6th: Alan Niles: Roger Lowe’s Diary, ca. 1663-79 (Wigan Archives Service D/DZA/58).

III: February 26th: Jonathan Stavsky, Deciphering Written Abbreviations in Premodern Texts [I], feat. John Wyclif’s Postilla super totam Bibliam (ca. 1372/3–1377/8, Prophets ca. 1374/5: Oxford, Magdalen College, MS 117, fols. 184v–185r) & Online Tools.

IV: March 19th: Jackie Burek, Deciphering Written Abbreviations in Premodern Texts II, feat. a sermon text in Penn’s 13th-century florilegium (Penn RBML Ms. LJS 477, inc. fol. 21v).

V: April 16th: Daniel Davies, John Rylands Library, Manchester, Mss. 412 & 413.

VI: April 23rd


Fall Semester 2013

September 11th: Intro/ ALD

September 25th: Dianne Mitchell

October 9th: T-PEN Transcription Session

October 23rd:

Nov. 21st: Elaine Treharne, “All Book, No Text.” (co-sponsored w/ MedRen) 2-4pm, Vitale Digital Media Lab in The Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books & MSS (6th Floor, Van Pelt Library).

Please note that there will be no pre-circulated paper for this event, but Elaine has asked for everyone attending the event to take a look at UPenn Ms. Codex 1058 (s. xii Psalter) online before the workshop and to form a set of opinions about it: write up to five bullet points about how the manuscript looks, what’s interesting about it, and what you think you can deduce from looking at it.

December 11th: Holiday Party – “A Moste Merrie Seasonalle Transcription[n]e Parrty”


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