146 Hesburgh Library
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Example of French Handwriting
Palaeography (or Paleography) is the study and analysis of handwriting in order to read old texts with accuracy and fluency. It focuses on studying letter forms and conventions used, such as abbreviations. In addition, palaeography also involves dating manuscripts and identifying the location of, called ‘localizing’, the writing used.
The following are a brief sample of residential workshops.
Subject specialists at the Hesburgh Librarians are available to help you in the following areas:
Irish Studies Librarian
Latin American Collections Curator and Iberian Studies Librarian
Curator, Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts
Medieval Studies Librarian
Curator, Special Collections
Western European History Librarian