• Palaeography: An Overview

    This is an archived course which remains available for use but is currently no longer updated or maintained. In addition the original transcription tool is no longer available.

    • Introduction

      Welcome to InScribe!

      In this module you will be able to find and use a range of materials and activities designed to help you acquire an understanding of Palaeography and medieval manuscripts, as well as transcription practice. The variety of tools and resources available will provide you with the means to:

      • Read and transcribe a range of scripts from different periods.
      • Understand the nature of the medieval manuscript.
      • Assign a date to manuscripts and diplomas on the basis of both their content and their script.
      • Identify a variety of types of books and diplomas.