Save Palaeography at King’s Petition

Humanities are under threat at King’s College, London. One of the proposals is the elimination of the Palaeography Chair. You can read about that – and find some useful links including Mary Beard’s blog post at –

There is also a Facebook Group which is keeping track of developments and links available here.

You can sign the petition here:

If you want to write to King’s about this issue the person to write to is: Professor Rick Trainor, The Principal, King’s College, The Strand, London WC2R 2LS and copy to Professor Jan Palmowski, Head of the School of Arts and Humanities.

If you want to find out more about palaeography and why it’s so important, try There are some useful links there, too.

4 comments on “Save Palaeography at King’s PetitionAdd yours →

  1. Either way. It’s one of those that used to use a ligature – ae. Pal(ae)ography. US usage tends to go for ‘paleography’. *pulls out passport*

  2. I am afraid that this (and the dismissal of Naomi Tadmore at the University of Sussex) will prove to be the first of many more cases of scholars in the humanities losing their posts in the interests of so-called “balancing the books”. Civilised countries treasure such scholars and ensure that they are not sacrificed when those in power misjudge economic circumstances.

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