In this module you have acquired some basic knowledge about
Palaeography and transcription. First, you were introduced to the
concept of Palaeography and the medieval manuscript as an
artefact which must be considered and studied beyond its textual
content if we are to extract all the information it contains
about its origin and provenance. Then, you had the chance to
explore some guidelines to be followed when transcribing in our
Transcription Tool. Finally, you made a journey through the
evolution of scripts across the medieval period. You discovered
the different stages the letterfoms we still use to this day went
through between the 5th and the 15th centuries and how their
shapes varied depending on whether they were used in books or in
documents. Similarly, you have already gained some practice
transcribing different types of text and scripts.
In the forthcoming modules that form the advanced level of
InScribe you will come across some of these topics and concepts
again. There you will have the chance to explore in detail
aspects such as document typology, binding styles, illumination
schools, detailed geographic distribution of scripts and, of
course, transcription, lots of transcription.
In the meantime, click in the link below for a comprehensive list
of bibliographic entries covering a broad spectrum of the topics
mentined in this module.