Lucy Busfield’s paleography project

Lucy Busfield (DPhil Theology) pitched a palaeography public engagement project at the summer school in 2015. She received £250 to carry out her project, which was supplemented by a further £190 from the AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund. Here, she reflects on her experience of the summer school and plans for her palaeography project.

My current DPhil research into early modern English Protestantism, which involves significant use of manuscript sources, inspired me to pitch this project idea at the summer school. I received funding to organise and run a series of workshops on how to read sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English handwriting. These will be held at three county record offices outside of Oxford (Berkshire, Gloucestershire and Essex) over the next few months.

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