CENTER FOR RENAISSANCE STUDIES PROGRAMS MELLON SUMMER INSTITUTES IN VERNACULAR PALEOGRAPHY
At the Newberry Library
Monday, June 12, 2017–Friday, June 30, 2017
9 am to 12:30 pm Mondays through Fridays, plus 1:30-3:30 Monday afternoons
Directed by Carla Rahn Phillips, University of Minnesota, Emerita
Application Deadline: March 1
The institute will provide participants with practical training in reading and transcribing documents written in Spain and Spanish America from the late fifteenth to the early eighteenth centuries. Although the course sessions will be taught primarily in English, all of the documents will be in early forms of Spanish.
Schedule: The institute will meet in the mornings Monday through Friday, plus two hours on the Monday afternoons, for three weeks.
Eligibility: Each institute will enroll 15 participants. First consideration will be given to advanced graduate students and junior faculty at U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities, but applications will also be accepted from associate and full professors at U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities, from professional staff of U.S. and Canadian libraries and museums, and from qualified independent scholars. Advanced language skills are required.
Award: All successful applicants will receive a stipend of $970; non-local participants will receive an additional $2,500 to defray travel and housing expenses. There are no fees associated with the institute.
Prerequisite: This graduate-level course is taught in English, but participants will do extensive reading in early forms of Spanish; advanced language skills are required.