Deciphering Old German Script Workshop

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@ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Mark Louden; Antje Petty


Marquette University, Milwaukee Raynor Memorial Libraries Conference Center, Beaumier Room 1355 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee


Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Marquette University


Are you a historian trying to decipher old German handwritten documents? A genealogist researching your German-speaking ancestors? In this workshop, Mark Louden will introduce you to the basics of reading German handwritten materials, with a special focus on those from the 19th century. Antje Petty will give suggestions on how to work with German-language genealogical records. The workshop combines presentations with practical exercises. You are welcome to bring your own documents to work on. Though a reading knowledge of German is helpful, it is not required.
Mark Louden is the Director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies and a Professor in the German Department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Antje Petty is the Associate Director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies.

SPACE IS LIMITED! REGISTER EARLY! Registration deadline is September 21.
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