PV1B112 English Terminology in Auxiliary Historical Sciences

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Alžbeta Zavřelová (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Alžbeta Zavřelová
Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Olga Barová
Supplier department: Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies – Faculty of Arts
Thu 12:00–13:40 B2.42
Students are expected to have knowledge of English of least B1 level, allowing them to work independently with text.
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the basic terminology in various auxiliary sciences of history and archival science in the English language, which will facilitate the transition to active use of foreign-language literature and online sources. In addition to the basic concepts, there will also be selective probes in rare books and manuscripts, incl. materials and scribal practices (palaeography). The course aims to encourage students to use a consistent terminology system when describing and analysing historical sources.
Learning outcomes
Students will learn the basic terms in different auxiliary sciences, taking into account the issue of not agreed set of terminology. They will be able to work independently with foreign-language sources as well as search useful links and dictionaries online. The course will also be useful for outgoing students for work placement abroad held in English.
  • Introduction to the course, Records & Evidence;
  • Auxiliary Sciences: Chronology, Genealogy, Heraldry, Sigillography, Diplomatics, Epigraphy, Palaeography, Codicology;
  • Palaeography: Writing Materials and Tools, Handwriting & Scripts, Scribal Practices;
  • Codicology: Structure of a Book, Rare Books & Manuscripts;
  • Preservation & Conservation;
  • Digital Humanities
  • FRITZE, Ronald; COUTTS, Brian; VYHNATEK Louis: Reference Sources in History: An Introductory Guide, ABC-CLIO, 2004
  • Medieval Manuscripts. Bookbinding terms, materials, methods and models, Special Collections Conservation Unit of the Preservation Department of Yale University Library, 2013
  • BENDIX, Caroline: Damaged books, London: Preservation Advisory Centre of The British Library, 2010
  • PEARSON, David; MUMFORD, John; WALKER, Alison: Bookbindings, London: Preservation Advisory Centre of The British Library, 2010
  • MACKINNON, Charles Roy: The Observer's Book of Heraldry, London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1966, Reprinted 1968
  • Preservation and conservation for libraries and archives. Edited by Nelly Balloffet - Jenny Hille - Judith A. Reed. Chicago: American Library Association, 2005, xix, 214 p. ISBN 1584561181. info
  • AUSSEMS, Mark; BRINK, Axel: Digital Paleography. In: REHBEIN, Malte; SAHLE, Patrick; SCHAßAN, Torsten: Kodikologie und Paläografie im digitalen Zeitalter, Norderstedt: Books on Demand, 2009
Teaching methods
The lessons are designed as a series of interactive presentations and videos with active cooperation between the teacher and students. Particular emphasis is put on the use of online sources with the support of the e-learning system (ELF). Students are required to submit homework electronically on a regular basis.
Assessment methods
Active participation in lessons, homework exercises, final test and final paper.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
General note: Na jaře 2021 probíhá výuka asynchronně formou konzultací přes MS Teams a částečně jako samostudium.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Podmínkou konání kurzu je min. 5 zapsaných studentů.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2018, Spring 2020.
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