Applications are being accepted by the Harry Ransom Center for the Mellon Summer Institute in Spanish Paleography, occurring in Austin June 6-24, 2011. The institute is an opportunity for scholars to acquire intensive training in reading and transcribing late medieval and early modern manuscripts of Spain and Latin America. Dr. Consuelo Varela, of Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos de Sevilla, will lead the institute.
Manuscripts from the collections of the Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, and the university's Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection will be used to supplement and enrich course content. Attention will also be given to research tools for using the archives of other manuscript repositories.
This institute will enroll 15 participants, and the course will be conducted in Spanish. Participants will receive a stipend to help defray the costs of housing and travel.
Application materials must be received by Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Information and forms are available at http://budurl.com/jyz9 .
The institute is part of a four-year initiative for vernacular paleography supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and headquartered at the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies.
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