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Early Modern Scottish Palaeography - Reading Scotland's Records

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During this Early Modern Scottish Palaeography - Reading Scotland's Records course from The University of Glasgow by FutureLearn you will travel back in time through Scottish history by examining early modern Scottish handwriting.

Overview

Explore Scottish history and learn more about using historical sources in this Early Modern Scottish Palaeography - Reading Scotland's Records course from The University of Glasgow by FutureLearn.

Palaeography is the study of ancient handwriting and a vital skill in the historian’s toolkit. It is essential when conducting research on early modern Scotland – a period of profound political, religious and social change the effects of which can still be felt today.

On this course you’ll travel back through Scottish history by studying material from the National Records of Scotland and other archives. You’ll explore diverse topics in Scotland’s past, get an introduction to various forms of historical sources and develop your own palaeography skills.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • The ability to read and interpret early modern manuscripts.
  • The specialist skills required to transcribe documents.
  • An understanding of how historical research is conducted.
  • Knowledge of politics, religion and society in early modern Scotland.
  • Familiarity with extant records stored in Scottish archives.
  • Expertise in handling the kirk session records of the Church of Scotland.

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?
  • Learn to read and interpret early modern manuscripts.
  • Obtain specialist skills required to transcribe documents.
  • Develop an understanding of how historical research is conducted.
  • Knowledge of politics, religion and society in early modern Scotland.
  • Become familiar with extant records stored in Scottish archives.
  • Develop expertise in handling the kirk session records of the Church of Scotland.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 21 days
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is for anyone interested in the history of Scotland, but will be of particular interest to local historians and genealogists.
  • While the Educators themselves aren’t available to facilitate this run, we encourage you to engage with other learners and there are opportunities to do this throughout the course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
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  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 21 days.
  • Extra Benefits if you upgrade: From $59

Funding

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