Postgraduate Course: Scottish Palaeography 12th-16th centuries (PGHC11125)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||An introduction to the palaeography of documents produced in Scotland in the period 1100-1500. The course covers a variety of document forms in Latin and Scots: charters, indentures, letters, official and financial records and extracts from literary works.
An introduction to the palaeography of documents produced in Scotland in the period 1100-1500. The course covers a variety of document forms in Latin and Scots: charters, indentures, letters, official and financial records and extracts from literary works.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Short in-class tests in weeks 4, 6, 8 and 10 assessing ability to read and understand the contents of untranslated documents in original hand (formative assessment only).
One source analysis of 5,000 words subjecting a single document or extract to intensive investigation in terms of production, form and content (100% of the course mark).
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate in a source analysis and in-class tests a detailed and critical command of the body of knowledge concerning late medieval Scottish palaeography
- Demonstrate in source analysis and in-class tests an ability to analyse and reflect critically upon relevant scholarship concerning late medieval Scottish palaeography, and engage critically with the appropriate primary source materials
- Demonstrate in in-class tests, an ability to understand and apply specialised research or professional skills, techniques and practices considered in the course
- Demonstrate in source analysis and in-class tests an ability to read late medieval scripts, identify common suspensions and contractions, and comment on the context for document production and use
|Grant G Simpson Scottish Handwriting 1150-1650 (1973)|
L. C. Hector The Handwriting of English Documents (2nd ed., 1966)
N. Denholm-Young Handwriting in England and Wales (1954)
G.E. Dawson & L. Kennedy-Skipton Elizabethan Handwriting 1500-1650 (1968)
B. Bischoff Latin Palaeography (1990)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Stephen Boardman
Tel: (0131 6)50 4035
|Course secretary||Mrs Lindsay Scott
Tel: (0131 6)50 9948