Chair of Palæography at King's College London
On 22 March I reported on the threat to the Chair of Palæography at King's College London (KCL). Subsequent to that, a Palæography Working Group was established to advise on the future of Palæography at KCL. This was chaired by Dame Jinty Nelson, Professor Emeritus of Medieval History, at King’s College London.
I have now received the following update from Professor Keith Hoggart, Vice Principal for Arts & Sciences, King's College London.
“The Working Group delivered its recommendations at the end of June and the College has now issued a statement accepting the case for an ongoing support for the discipline of palæography at King’s.
“The Group also advocates the establishment of a new Chair in Palæography and Manuscript Studies. The proposed Chair will be interdisciplinary and fully engaged with the digital environment, working with our Centre for Computing in the Humanities. Their recommendations constitute a fundamental revision of the original proposal made in January.
“The College would like to thank everyone who took the time to write messages and letters on this issue and to assure all those with an interest in Palæography at King’s that the consultation has been a genuine and productive process.”
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26 July 2010