English Language Handwriting and Documents

English Language Handwriting and Documents
Interpretation of handwriting within historical contexts in vernacular scripts in the British Isles, sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, in sources useful in family, local, and social history research.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
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 ProgramsContaining HIST 421
Course Outcomes

Historical Knowledge of Common Scripts

Students will learn the most common scripts (hands) and documents in use in Britain and its colonies between 1500 and 1850.

Document Translation

Students will read, transcribe, and where necessary, translate documents

Critical Analysis

Students will analyze and explain the cultural, historical, and legal context for documents, the scripts used in them, and the coverage and availability

Transcription Methodologies

Students will demonstrate transcription techniques and methodologies