Graduate Student Activities



PaleoSlam is an informal gathering for those interested in reading or learning to read handwritten documents in a variety of European languages from the ancient, medieval, and early modern periods.Sessions usually feature one or two practice texts, followed by texts submitted by participants. All levels of paleographic skill and language proficiency are welcome. 
Our meetings will (tentatively) be from 5:30 to 7 in Sharpe 107 on the following dates (all Wednesdays):
Leland Renato Grigoli - Organizer 
(PhD Student, Department of History, Brown University)

Introduction to Using Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Workshop

(introduction to preparing to visit manuscript repositories) 

  • Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 4-5 in the Rock Library's Hecker Room

 This workshop by William S. Monroe (Senior Scholarly Resources Librarian) is aimed at graduate students (and others) who may have a need to look at European manuscript sources from the medieval and early modern periods, though others may find it informative. It will consist of a basic introduction to terminology, locating and identifying manuscript books and documents, how to prepare for visiting a library or archive, and what to do when there. It will also include a basic introduction to the idea of paleography and to paleographical tools.

And please spread the word to anyone else you know who might benefit from this.