Thursday, 4 February 2010

Palaeography petition

The Chair of Palaeography at King's College in the University of London is the only one of its kind in the UK, and is of fundamental intellectual significance to a broad and interdisciplinary scholarly community as well as to the wider community beyond universities. Many other classical, medieval and early modern disciplines depend on the accurate deciphering of manuscripts and documents and their proper understanding, while the study of writing offers a gateway to the comprehension of our own history, writ large. We therefore urge the Executive of KCL to reconsider their proposal to cut this prestigious Chair.


Bo said...

Bless you for flagging this up. It is a disaster.

Yewtree said...

I thought you might be among those who would care about it. The petition was announced on the BritArch mailing list.