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Soul Searching

           Most people associate spring break with a trip to the beach, time to relax at home, or perhaps a service trip to those in need. This year, however, I spent William and Mary’s spring break doing something quite unique … Continue reading

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Pre-departure musings

It’s been a while since my last post and another is more than overdue. Winter break has afforded me ample time to relax, catch up and look with anticipation to an exciting spring semester. It has also given me the … Continue reading

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Funded!

Whoo-hoo:  our project has received funding from the QEP-Mellon undergraduate research grant administered by the Charles Center!  We’ll be in Pamplona over Spring Break 2009.   Amanda, Eric, and Kim have worked very hard at paleography and now are not only sight-reading right off … Continue reading

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Drama, drama, and more drama…

I have to admit, I was a little nervous about whether or not I was going to be able to read this selection of the Inquisition trials. However, I’m really starting to adjust to the common vocabulary and abbreviations used … Continue reading

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And she confessed to what?

…and in particular, she saw the Devil disguised as a man and seated on a grey looking chair and dressed (in colors) in between grey and black and with two big horns on top of his head. And upon this … Continue reading

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Paleography and Pamplona — a project overview

 Hi, I’m Lu Ann Homza from W & M’s Department of History.  I’m the “director” of this research project & should probably explain why Eric, Amanda, and Kim are blogging about Pamplona, the deciphering of old handwriting [called paleography] and the … Continue reading

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Deciphering Inquisition Manuscripts

Kim Bassett (Nov 13, 2008) As anyone following this blog already knows, Eric, Amanda, and I are studying paleography with Professor Homza with the intention of studying in the archives in Pamplona, Spain over next spring break.  I can’t speak … Continue reading

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A few problems, but more interesting things.

This week, we were given more pages from the same inquisitorial scribe. His handwriting is much more difficult than the first source we were working with, even though Professor Greenia, in his infinite wisdom of the Spanish Golden Age, casually … Continue reading

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My Experience So Far

Eric (October 28th, 2008): Over the past few weeks, I have been working with Professor Homza and three other students to prepare myself to do archival research in Pamplona, Spain over William and Mary’s spring break. Along with the other students through the … Continue reading

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