Call for Applications: PALEOGRAPHY WORKSHOP


Deadline: March 9, 2020

Open to: undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars with strong reading knowledge of French

Stipend: $500

About the Workshop

Undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars are invited to apply to attend our July 6-17, 2020 French Paleography Workshop with Professor Tom Lambert, offered biennially and sponsored jointly by the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies and the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference. This two-week course provides beginning paleographers the skills to read and interpret a variety of handwritten 16th-century French texts. Utilizing the Meeter Center's substantial number of original 16th century French manuscripts and texts, a broad range of documents will be included in the course, including: criminal proceedings, sermons, deliberations of the Geneva City Council and the Consistory of Geneva, wills, contracts, royal letters, and other documents. The workshop will be held July 6-17, 2020, every morning for three hours, Monday through Friday. Students accepted to the course will receive a $500 stipend to defray costs of travel and accommodation.

Application Process

Materials may be emailed ( or mailed (Meeter Center, 1855 Knollcrest Circle SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546). Notification of awards will be mailed shortly thereafter.

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