The unskilled scribe: elementary hands and their place in the history of handwriting

30 September 2016 10.00am 5.00pm


Weston Library (Map)


Irene Ceccherini


On 30 September the Bodleian Library will host (with the generous support of APICES and Lincoln College Oxford) the ninth seminar of the series "Écritures cursives". These are open and informal seminars started in Paris in 2006 and hosted every year by different institutions throughout Europe.

The theme of the Oxford seminar is elementary handwriting. Five speakers will discuss this topic from different points of view, and focusing on different aspects and periods of the history of handwriting: humanistic script (Teresa De Robertis), inscriptions (Marc Smith), graffiti (Carlo Tedeschi), Spanish charters (Carmen del Carmino), Anglo-Norman charters (Teresa Webber). 

All those interested in cursive scripts and the theme of the seminar are invited to participate and contribute to the discussion. Further details are available at: View the event programme.

There is no charge for this seminar, but please write to by Thursday 22 September if you wish to register.

View the event programme


For information and registration please contact Irene Ceccherini by 22 September

This event is listed under: Conferences & symposia; Free events
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