School of English and Drama

Early Modern Archival Skills

Module code: ESH7019

Credits: 0.0
Semester: YEAR

  • Semester 1: Friday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 16: Friday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8: Friday 1 pm - 3 pm

Contact: Dr Claire Williams
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides students with the skills necessary for scholarly archival research. In the first semester students are introduced to manuscript materials. They learn how to access these documents and how to read, transcribe and interpret them. In the second semester the focus shifts from manuscript archives to the early modern printed book. Students learn how to use research libraries, construct scholarly bibliographies and footnotes, analyse and describe early modern books and finally obtain the skills involved in the critical editing of printed texts.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Final Mark
Level: 7