Conferences

Women’s Responses to the Reformation

I am currently co-organising a workshop focusing on women’s responses to the Reformation with Edmund Wareham and Charlotte Hartmann. The workshop will take place in Oxford on 23 June 2016. Our programme is now available, and you can register for the workshop here (£10).

Part of this project is a crowdsourced translation of the Juttenspiel, a fifteenth-century German play about Pope Joan, which survives only in a Reformation print from 1565. The play has never before been translated into English! We will conclude the workshop with a performance of some of the newly-translated passages. This will take the form of a dramatic reading, along with musical accompaniment, and finishing with a wine reception. The performance is free, and there is no need to register for the evening.

Preliminary Timetable image version

Articles, Manuscripts

William Wey’s Itinerary to the Holy Land: Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 565 (c. 1470)

I’m very excited that my article on binding errors and scribal identity in MS Bodl. 565 is available in the latest issue of the Bodleian Library Record (April 2015). In lieu of an abstract, here is the first paragraph:

In 1456, the middle-aged Master William Wey, bursar of Eton College, set out on the first of several pilgrimages which were to take him to Santiago de Compostela, Rome, and twice to Jerusalem. His descriptions of these journeys survive in a single manuscript, Bodleian Library, MS. Bodl. 565, which has not thus far been the subject of a detailed study. This has allowed the perpetuation of a binding error, despite two separate publications of its contents.

And here is an image of the manuscript in question: DSCF3387