Meeting point for the course is house 24, groundfloor, seminar room.

Monday, 21.08.2017

2.00 PM Welcome and introduction to course participants
2.15 – 2.45 PM Bibliographical and reference works on Archival, Manuscript and Book Studies
2.45 – 3.30 PM Introduction to the history of scripts
3.30 – 4.30 PM Visit to the Historical Library of the Francke Foundations and guidance on consulting the Library collections
Tuesday, 22.08.2017
  9.00 – 9.45 AM Visit to the Archive and guidance on consulting the Archive collections.
10.15 – 11.00 AM Introductory palaeography exercises (17th /18th century)
11.15 – 12.00 AM The worldwide correspondence of Halle’s Orphan House. The structure, layout and transmission of 18th century letters.
Lunch Break
1.00 – 4.00 PM Script reading exercises: 18th century letters
4.00 Uhr Guided tour of the Historical Orphan House in English
Wednesday, 23.08.2017
  9.00 – 10.30 AM Description of early books and prints in the comprehensive databases and bibliographies
10.45 AM – 12.30 PM Script reading exercises: 18th century letters
Lunch Break
1.30 – 4.00 PM Script reading exercises: 18th and 19th century letters.
Thursday, 24.08.2017
  9.00 – 9.45 AM Prospects for biographical research and genealogical resources at the Archive
10.00 – 12.00 AM Script reading exercises: The Orphan House registers
Lunch Break
1.00 PM Venue Seminar Room
1.30– 2.45 PM The German National Academy of the Sciences Leopoldina and its Archive: A guided tour by Dr Danny Weber
3.00 – 4.30 PM Script reading exercises: Excerpts from a 19th century travelogue
Friday, 25.08.2017
  9.00 – 9.45 PM Production of ego documents in Halle Pietism
  9.45 AM – 12.30 PM Script reading exercises: Excerpts from select ego documents
12.30 – 1.00 PM Final remarks