Hands on workshop: Palaeography (old handwriting)
October 5 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$20 – $35
GSQ is pleased to present this workshop on palaeography by renowned English expert, Dr David Wright. David has taught paleography for many years, following a doctorate in Latin palaeography from University College, London. It was not until 1733 that English records were generally written in English instead of Latin. And even if your subject of interest is in English, can you read the many different English handwriting styles from the Norman Conquest down to the English Civil War and beyond?
In this hands on workshop you will look at wills and other common types of documents and be guided by David through to a final explanation of the text after you have made your own attempts at deciphering the handwriting. You will review the transcription or translation of English and Latin documents so that you gain first hand experience.
Book early as numbers are limited.
About the presenter
David has had a varied career which has taken him from professional philately to over three decades of genealogical and historical research and writing, by way of the study of the classics and university lecturing, three books on Kentish records, a biography of Bryan Faussett, the Kentish genealogist, antiquary and archaeologist, and his latest book Tracing Your Kent Ancestors, a guide for family and local historians. He lectures widely on genealogy and allied subjects and has taught classical and mediaeval Latin and palaeography at the City Literary Institute, and at both University College, London, and the School of History at the University of Kent at Canterbury. In 2009, after nearly forty year’s membership, he was awarded a prestigious fellowship of the Society of Genealogists, and in November 2017 he was honoured by being invited to sign the Fellows’ Register of the Society of Antiquaries, London.