The Geist Institute's Old German Script Course is moving to the Salem College campus in Winston-Salem, NC. This course is designed for researchers and scholars who have a strong reading knowledge of German and want to decipher the Script used in 17th-early 20th century German manuscripts. Participants meet for 30 hours of group instruction and practice during this intensive workshop. Course instructor Julie Tomberlin Weber, Ph.D. has 20+ years of experience transcribing manuscripts for the Moravian Archives, Old Salem, Inc, and numerous scholars and researchers. In addition to Roger Minert's text Deciphering Handwriting in German Documents and a coursepack, particpants practice with images of handwriting from their own projects, if they choose to share these. In recent years we have worked through handwriting by Goethe, Gottfried Keller, Karoline Pichler as well as letters and diaries written by Moravians. Join our growing list of alums from The George Washington Univ., National Gallery of Art, Stanford, Univ of Sydney, Vanderbilt,& Wake Forest. Housing available on-campus.
Julie Tomberlin Weber, Ph.D.