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-- Manuscript Culture in Seventeenth-Century America - October 13, 2020 at 1 pm

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Manuscript Culture in Seventeenth-Century America

Hosted by Ashley Cataldo and Meredith Neuman

Tuesday, October 13, 1:00 pm EDT
Approx. 60 minutes

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Topic

This webinar will introduce participants to basic elements of manuscript culture in early America, focusing on how to “read” early American manuscripts by describing how a manuscript is made. Examples of manuscript genres shown will included deeds, church records, diaries and accounts. The hosts will also discuss directionality, shorthand, audience, and revision.

 

About Our Hosts

Ashley Cataldo is AAS Curator of Manuscripts. Meredith Neuman is Associate Professor of English at Clark University, and was elected a member of AAS in 2012.

 

Registration

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This webinar will be held on Zoom and includes time for an open Q & A.

This webinar is free, but registration is required.

You will be sent an email with a link and instructions on how to join the event upon registration.



Noah Newman to John Cotton, March 14, 1676. Curwen Family Papers, AAS

 

Searching the Catalog Webinars

Amy Tims, AAS Cataloging Initiatives Librarian, is hosting webinars on various aspects of searching and navigating AAS’s catalog (http://catalog.mwa.org/).

Searching the catalog webinars are held on Zoom and include time for an open Q & A.

These webinars are free, but registration is required.

You will be sent an email with a link and instructions on how to join the event upon registration.

 

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These webinars have been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor

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