What Do Paleographers Do?

Paleographers at work: Participants in the Mellon Summer Institute in French Paleography at the Getty Research Institute decode a 14th-century manuscript on chess. By Dr. Éloïse Lemay / 08.23.2013 Language Engineer Amazon Paleography is the study of old handwriting. Paleographers are specialists who decipher, localize, date, and edit ancient and medieval texts—those written by hand, before[…]