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CFA: French Paleography Workshop in Grand Rapids

Jan 30 2018

Paleography Workshop

Location: The Meeter Center for Calvin Studies, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

Dates: July 9-20, 2018

Taught by Dr. Thomas Lambert (expert paleographer and key member of the editorial team for the Genevan Consistory minutes project), and co-sponsored by the Meeter Center and the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, this two-week workshop is aimed primarily at graduate students and faculty with a strong reading knowledge of modern French. This two-week course provides beginning paleographers the skills to read and interpret a variety of handwritten 16th-century French texts. Utilizing the Meeter Center's substantial number of original 16th century French manuscripts and texts, a broad range of documents will be included in the course, including: criminal proceedings, sermons, deliberations of the Geneva City Council and the Consistory of Geneva, wills, contracts, royal letters, and other documents. Each selected participant will receive a $500 bursary to help defray travel and accommodation costs. For more information and an application form, go to

The deadline for receipt of applications, including a letter of recommendation, is March 15, 2018.