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German Palaeography Study Day With a Special Focus on Music-related Documents

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German Palaeography Study Day With a Special Focus on Music-related Documents


Saturday 17 January 2009
Full day Course
Music Building, Queen’s University Belfast


Dr Dorothea McEwan
(Warburg Institute)
This is an interdisciplinary one-day training course with German Palaeography expert Dr Dorothea McEwan in two sessions. The morning session provides an introduction to the subject of German palaeography. This includes an overview of the different styles of writing found in a diverse range of handwritten documents, and practical assistance will be given in the reading and transliteration of German handwriting. The afternoon session will be much more interactive and tailored to the needs of individual participants, who are encouraged to bring along their own samples. A variety of sources from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries will be examined, including catalogues, musical treatises and personal and official correspondence.

Postgraduate students, particularly PhD students in the field of Music, are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to those students who can demonstrate that this course will facilitate their current research.

This course is primarily a reading course; therefore participants must have a good knowledge of the German language. Please note that a maximum of 12 places are available on this course. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, providing that applicants can demonstrate that their research would benefit from this course.

Participation in this event is free and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Further information and application forms can be found by following the links above, or by contacting the event organiser Alison Dunlop: adunlop04@qub.ac.uk

Last updated Tue, 06-Jan-2009 12:25 GMT / GB
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