The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at Penn brings manuscript culture, modern technology and people together.

Manuscripts Summer Course 2018

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We’re looking forward to the fourth annual offering of the SIMS manuscript skills summer course!  Aimed at graduate students in medieval and Renaissance studies who want to use manuscripts in their research, the course gives students a hands-on introduction to handling, reading, and studying European manuscripts up to the 16th century, as well as to digital humanities projects built on manuscript images.  Students are paired with manuscripts from the Penn collection in their areas of interest to give them an opportunity to apply the content of the course and become the local experts in “their” manuscripts.  The class sessions, which run from 10 am to noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from May 22 to June 27, include lectures, exercises, and time for independent study of students’ manuscripts.  The course is free, not for credit, and open to graduate students from any institution.  Penn students may register through the Graduate Division of Arts and Sciences here through March 29; students from other institutions should send an email about interest, languages, and paleography experience to Amey Hutchins (

Author: Amey Hutchins

Manuscripts cataloging librarian at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies

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