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Skills Team Workshops: Palaeography and a bit more besides...

Palaeography and a bit more besides...

About this workshop

Workshop description

This workshop is designed as an introduction to the knowledge and skills required when working with archival material from the period 1500-1800.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify common Secretary hand characters and abbreviations
  • Recognise and understand historical methods of recording dates
  • Understand historical systems of measures
  • Find further resources to practice your learning

Who this workshop is for

Suitable for undergraduates and postgraduates (taught or research), who want to develop their ability to read and understand historical writing, dates and systems of measures.


This workshop is run by an Archivist from the Hull University Archives Team.

Workshop format & availability

Register for this workshop

To book your place on this workshop, click on one of the dates below to access the booking form.

Relevant SkillsGuides

More information on this topic can be found on the following SkillsGuides:

Archival skills