Technical and Research Skills: Other (Humanities & Social Sciences)
Using Manuscripts and Early Book
This workshop will look at how manuscripts and early books were physically put together and the implications of this for the nature of the information that can be extracted from them. It will cover explanation of different printing processes, notably those used for images as well as type, and will also include examination of marginalia and other manuscript annotations within printed sources. The session will be held in SCOLAR, so that students will be able to see and handle manuscript and early printed material as part of the workshop.
The workshop is aimed at students in all fields where research may include examining archival/early book material (e.g. all humanities subjects as well as architecture, social sciences, history of medicine/science). If you are not in a humanities School but are dealing with such material, you are welcome to attend the sessions.
By the end of the session, you will be able to:
- better understand how the material nature of these sources affects what you can get out of them
- examine material sources more critically
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Target Audience: RS