The seminar aims to offer to the participants the first theoretical and practical tools necessary to deal with the reading of papal documents of the Early Modern Period in order to promote a correct comprehension and contextualization of those sources. Among other things participants will learn how to recognize different documents’ genres despatched by various roman dicasteries; how to read handwritings of the 15th to 18th centuries; how to resolve abbreviations; how to properly attribute the date to a document. The seminar is conceived as a practical activity. For that reason a consistent part of the lessons will be dedicated to practice exercises with reproductions of original documents. A specific bibliography as well as material for practice exercises will be provided during the lessons. The seminar will be held in Spanish. For registration please contact Dr. Benedetta Albani.