Exercises paleography

Course Code :1005FLWGES
Study domain:History
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:30
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Guido Marnef

3. Course contents *

- A brief overview of the development of writing from the Middle Ages until the 18th century
- Survey of important tools useful for the reading and analysis of old texts
- The majority of the classes is used for the reading of old text (from the 13th century onwards) written in Dutch and French. The students have to practice reading the distributed text in advance. During the classes, the texts are read by the students and - if necessary - corrected by the teacher.

- An introduction to the possibilities of Transkribus: software for automatic text recognition in manuscripts. Students learn how to work with the program and they do a try out with some source fragments. This part of the class also contains a brief individual assignment (with 10 percent of the marks).