[Scriptoris] Re: Ansteorra Digest, Vol 20, Issue 16

Hillary Greenslade hillaryrg at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 13 14:34:48 PST 2005

> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 13:49:43 -0600
> From: christine hall <christine_hall at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Renaissance handwriting
> To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at ansteorra.org>
> At least these documents are in English.  I took a seminar last month in 
> the Palaeography (which is what this class is) but of the Medieval 
> Period.  We were looking mostly at Latin, but some old english 
> documents, some full of abbreviations to the point where only every 
> fifth word was spelled out completely.  This website offers you an 
> abbreviation guide, as well as some other resources...all in all as soon 
> as i have some liesure time, I plan on seeing how well I can do in this 
> course.
> -=Kris=-
> Elaine Crittenden wrote:
> >Thanks for sharing the site. Great place for those with a deep sense of 
> >curiosity about everything written in Period.

I found such a site a few years back, that was used for an actual semester class, 
(somehow the site was not locked down on security), so before attempting this site, 
thought I'd drop the administrator a quick check to make sure it was ok to use. 
His response: 
  "You can use the course, no problem--it is user-driven. There is no 
  feedback at all (human or otherwise); entering text into the box is 
  really just for your own purposes, so that you can have a record of your 
  attempts at the hands (though you can cut and paste it into a word processor, 
  and then print, if that is useful to you). We had hoped to provide a better 
  user-interface for text entry/printing etc., but unfortunately the 
  developers of commercial web software are not particularly interested 
  in the needs of early modern palaeography instructors.
  Good luck--andrew"

So SCA'ers, if interested in the study of Paleography, this site is fair game. 
Site again: English Handwriting 1500-1700
URL: http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/ceres/ehoc/
Cheers, Hillary Greenslade 

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