Palaeography, the study of ancient handwriting, is a small, specialist area at King's. The College has one subject specialist in the field who holds a joint appointment in the Departments of English and Classics. Postgraduate tuition includes MA modules in palaeography for the degrees in Medieval Studies and Medieval History, as well as a module in Old and Middle English manuscript materials for MA students in English.
INDUCTION & TRAINING
A year-long MA module on Latin Palaeography is available. The Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies at the Institute of English Studies at Senate House provides seminars related to palaeography and manuscript studies. There is a monthly palaeography workshop, run in the Palaeography Room. Palaeography students will have the opportunity for study at other Colleges in the University of London, and in the Senate Institutes. There is also the opportunity to work with the Centre for Computing in the Humanities in digital palaeography.
Palaeography students will be registered in the Department of English, Classics or History. As a student of Palaeography, you will have access to the outstanding collection of manuscript facsimiles and secondary literature in the Palaeography Room in the University of London Library at Senate House, as well as the resources of the Institute of Classical Studies and the Institute of Historical Research.
AHRC, Graduate School and School of Humanities scholarships and bursaries, self-funded.
Palaeography and Manuscript Studies (Department of Classics)
Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions
+44 (0)20 7848 2765/2232
Department of Classics, King's College London, Strand Campus, Strand, London WC2R 2LS