Upcoming ITN course

In August, an introductory course on consulting manuscripts and early books and prints from the collections of the Archive and the Library of the Francke Foundations is open to all PhD fellows - registration before July 23 via the link below.

Info about event


Monday 21 August 2017, at 09:00 - Friday 25 August 2017, at 13:00


Halle, Germany


Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and Francke Foundations




Monday, 21.08.2017
2.00 PMWelcome and introduction to course participants
2.15 – 2.45 PMBibliographical and reference works on Archival, Manuscript and Book Studies
2.45 – 3.30 PMIntroduction to the history of scripts
3.30 – 4.30 PMVisit to the Historical Library of the Francke Foundations and guidance on consulting the Library collections
These sessions will be conducted in English.
Tuesday, 22.08.2017
  9.00 – 9.45 AMVisit to the Archive and guidance on consulting the Archive collections.
10.15 – 11.00 AMIntroductory palaeography exercises (17th /18th century)
These sessions will be held in English. From this point on until the end of the course, the program will offer parallel sessions on reading letters for German and English speaking attendants. 
11.15 – 12.00 AMThe worldwide correspondence of Halle’s Orphan House. The structure, layout and transmission of 18thcentury letters.
Lunch Break
1.00 – 4.00 PMScript reading exercises: 18th century letters
4.00 UhrGuided tour of the Historical Orphan House in English
Wednesday, 23.08.2017
  9.00 – 10.30 AMDescription of early books and prints in the comprehensive databases and bibliographies
10.45 AM – 12.30 PMScript reading exercises: 18th century letters
Lunch Break
1.30 – 4.00 PMScript reading exercises: 18th and 19th century letters.
Thursday, 24.08.2017
  9.00 – 9.45 AMProspects for biographical research and genealogical resources at the Archive
10.00 – 12.00 AMScript reading exercises: The Orphan House registers
Lunch Break
1.00 PMVenue Seminar Room
1.30– 2.45 PMThe German National Academy of the Sciences Leopoldina and its Archive: A guided tour in English by Dr Danny Weber (joint session for all course participants)
3.00 – 4.30 PMScript reading exercises: Excerpts from a 19th century travelogue
Friday, 25.08.2017
  9.00 – 9.45 PMProduction of ego documents in Halle Pietism
  9.45 AM – 12.30 PMScript reading exercises: Excerpts from select ego documents
12.30 – 1.00 PMFinal remarks