The Medici Archive Project - Online Paleography Course 2014 - "Women and Art in Early Modern Italy"
The Medici Archive Project - Online Paleography Course 2014
"Women and Art in Early Modern Italy"
The Medici Archive Project is offering a 12-week Online Paleography Course this spring. Participants having a good reading knowledge of Italian will develop the fundamental skills and a relevant knowledge-base for reading 15th-18th-century Italian archival materials. This course also offers a some introductory insights regarding the conducting of research in Italian archives. From personal letters to the inventories and wills, the digitized documents used to train the course’s participants in paleographic skills will also expose them to a wide range of document types useful for scholarly research. A special focus on the theme "Women and Art in Early Modern Italy" underlies the selection of some of this pedagogical material, and lively interpretive discussions of these materials will include reflections of a historiographic and analytical nature.
Enrollment will be limited to 20 students, in order to allow for private tutorials. Priority will be given to graduate students, post-graduate scholars, and professionals with relevant scholarly interests. A basic reading knowledge of Italian is required, and participants are expected to commit at least 3-5 hours weekly on a continual basis for good results. The course is taught in English.
The online course will run from Monday, March 3, 2014 through Saturday, May 24, 2014, under the instruction of Dr. Sheila Barker, Director of the Jane Fortune Research Program on Women Artists at the Medici Archive Project.
Tuition for this course is US $500, payable through PayPal upon acceptance.
To apply, send an email with the following materials to Dr. Elena Brizio, firstname.lastname@example.org, by February 15, 2014: 1. A brief letter of introduction explaining the motivation for taking the course. 2. A curriculum vitae that details linguistic aptitude and (if applicable) archival experience. 3. A statement regarding the participant's time-zone and preferred weekday for the occasional scheduling of lunch-time tutorials with the instructor.
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