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Master Classes

Seminars for Yale Graduate Students

May 2014

Beinecke Master Classes are non-credit seminars offered without fee to Yale graduate students. Under the direction of distinguished visiting scholars, these intensive seminars explore research methods and skills utilizing primary materials from the collections of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
 
Four full-day sessions are scheduled for each class, from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. The classes will be conducted at the Beinecke Library. Enrollment is limited.
 
To apply for admission, submit a brief statement in which you describe your background (including department and year of study) and reason for interest in the class.
 
Email submissions should be addressed to the course coordinator noted below. Please include your phone number and e-mail address. To be assured of consideration, your statement must be received no later than April 19.
 
Tues-Fri, May 13-16, 2014
Renaissance Spanish Paleography
Dr. John O’Neill, Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books
Hispanic Society of America
 
Graduate students are invited to apply for a four-day master class on Renaissance Spanish paleography, led by Dr. John O’Neill (Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, Hispanic Society of America) at the Beinecke Library. Drawing on the Beinecke’s vernacular manuscript holdings, this course will offer an intensive introduction to Spanish paleography and scribal practices in the early modern period. 
  
The Beinecke Library master class series is intended primarily for Yale University graduate students.  The course will meet from Tuesday to Friday, May 13-16, 9:30 to 5 pm.  Enrollment is limited; attendance throughout the course is expected. 
 
To apply, please send a brief statement describing your research field (including department, year of study, and languages) and reasons for wishing to participate in the course to Kathryn James, Curator for Early Modern Books and Manuscripts: kathryn.james@yale.edu.
 

2010 - Present

 

DATECLASSINSTRUCTOR

May
2013
 
Editing Middle English ManuscriptsTony Edwards, Professor of Medeival Manuscripts, University of Kent at Canterbury

May
2013
 
The Physical Structure of Prints
Richard Benson, Professor,Yale School of Art

May 2012

Working from the Archive: Pictures as Primary SourcesLaura Wexler, Professor of American Studies and of Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and George Miles, Curator, Yale Collection of Western Americana
May 2011Working with Alternative Media: Documenting Counter-CultureJohan Kugelberg, author and curator based in New York

May 2011

Approaches to Biography in the James Weldon Johnson CollectionEmily Bernard, Associate Professor of English and ALANA U. S. Ethnic Studies at the University of Vermont

May 2010

Bibliographical Description and Scholarly EditingG. Thomas Tanselle, retired from the vice presidency of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

 

 

2000 - 2009

DATECLASSINSTRUCTOR
May 2009English Paleography and Archival Sources, 16th-18th CenturyMaija Jansson, Director of the Yale Center for Parlimentary History

January 2009

English Paleography and Archival Sources (16th-18th Century)Maija Jansson, Director of the Yale Center for Parlimentary History
May 2008Humanistic Script in ItalyStefano Zamponi, Professor of Latin Palaeography, Director of the "Dipartimento di Studi sul Medioevo e il Rinascimento," and Director of the School of Doctoral Studies in Philology and Textual Transmission at the University of Florence
May 2008Pictures as Primary SourcesMartha Sandweiss, Professor of American Studies and History, Amherst College
May 2007Late Bibliographical Description and Scholarly EditingG. Thomas Tanselle, former Vice President of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and Professor of Bibliographic Studies at Columbia University.

May 2007

English Paleography and Archival Sources (16th-18th Century)Maija Jansson, Director of the Yale Center for Parlimentary History

May 2007

The Industrial Book in America, 1830-1914Michael Winship, Iris Howard Regents Professor II of English at the University of Texas at Austin
May 2006Late Medieval Latin ScriptAlbert Derolez, Curator Emeritus of Special Collections in the Universiteitsbibiotheek Gent; Professor Emeritus of Palaeography and Codicology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles

May 2006

Shakespeare and the BookPeter Stallybrass, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania
May 2005Late Medieval Latin ScriptAlbert Derolez, Professor Emeritus of Palaeography and Codicology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles; President of the Comité International de Paléographie Latine

May 2005

Milton and the BookStephen B. Dobranski, Professor of Renaissance Literature and Textual Studies at the Georgia State University
May 2004The Italian Book and Renaissance DramaLouise George Clubb, Professor Emerita of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley
May 2004Editing DebussyDenis Herlin, CNRS in Paris
May 2004Pictures as Primary Sources for American HistoryMartha Sandweiss, Amherst College

May 2004

Interpretive Acts: Theory and Practice in the Scholarly Editing of Literary TextsMichael F. Suarez, S.J., Oxford University & Fordham University
May 2003Composing Italian OperaPhilip Gossett, University of Chicago
May 2003Manuscripts and Meaning: Reading the Primary Sources of Tudor and Stuart EnglandDavid Scott, History of Parliament Trust
May 2003Maps as Historical ToolsBarbara McCorkle, former curator of the Yale University map collection

May 2003

History of the BookJohn Barnard, retired Professor of English Literature at the University of Leeds
March / May 2002Reading Prints and Graphic Images, 1740-1840Brian E. Maidment, University of Salford
March / May 2002Pictures as Primary Sources for American HistoryMartha Sandweiss, Amherst College
March / May 2002Bibliographical Description and Scholarly EditingG. Thomas Tanselle, Guggenheim Foundation
March / May 2001Approaches to BiographyHermione Lee, University of Oxford
March / May 2001The Material Culture of American PhotographyPeter Palmquist, David Plowden, Richard Benson
March / May 2001Interrogating Manuscript Sources of Tudor and Stuart BritainDavid Scott
March / May 2000Introduction to Arabic ManuscriptsAdam Gacek, McGill University
March / May 2000Late Medieval Latin ScriptsAlbert Delorez, Université Libre de Bruxelles
March / May 2000Bibliographical Description and Scholarly EditingG. Thomas Tanselle, Guggenheim Foundation
March / May 2000Scribal Culture: Scribal TreasonHarold Love, Monash University
March / May 2000Introduction to Greek ManuscriptsMervin Dilts, New York University
March / May 2000Italian Family Archives: The Spinelli CollectionCarol Bresnahan Menning, University of Toledo

 

Pre 2000

DateClassInstructor
May 10-21, 1999Introduction to Arabic ManuscriptsAdam Gacek, McGill University
May 10-21, 1999Bibliographical Description and Scholarly EditingG. Thomas Tanselle, Guggenheim Foundation
May 10-21, 1999Pictures as Primary Sources for American HistoryMartha A. Sandweiss, Amherst College

May 10-21, 1999

Late Medieval Latin ScriptsAlbert Delorez, université libre de Bruxelles
May 1998Introduction to Greek PapyriRoger S. Bagnall, Columbia University
May 1998Pictures as Primary Sources for American HistoryMartha A. Sandweiss, Amherst College

Spring 1997

Coptic Documentary PapyriTerry Wilfong, University of Michigan & Sarah Clackson, Cambridge University

March 1994

Renaissance Italian DocumentsGino Corti

 

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