Guest Post, Images, Incunabula, Manuscripts, Medieval literature

Whose Words? Blog for Pilgrim Libraries

I've recently written a post for the Birkbeck Pilgrim Libraries Network, which you can read over at their website. Here's an extract from the introduction: The co-opting, or re-presenting, of other pilgrimage or travel texts is an integral aspect of pilgrimage writing. This doesn’t mean that pilgrim writings are simply generic – in fact this essential… Continue reading Whose Words? Blog for Pilgrim Libraries

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Guest Post, Manuscripts, Outreach

Teachable Features 1: Binding Error, MS Bodl. 565

I've just written a blog for Teaching the Codex, the manuscript pedagogy initiative I run with my colleague, Dr Tristan Franklinos. We are launching a series called 'Teachable Features', as a resource for teachers to give quick demonstrations, as well as for anyone interested in learning about manuscripts who does not have immediate access to… Continue reading Teachable Features 1: Binding Error, MS Bodl. 565

Guest Post, Images, Nibelungenlied, Outreach

The Nibelungenlied, or Making a Medievalist

Every year, the Oxford German Network runs a series of reading groups for local secondary schools. Yesterday I led the first of the sessions - in at the deep end with some Middle High German in the form of the Nibelungenlied. The groups will continue for the next three weeks. Kafka is up next. In preparation… Continue reading The Nibelungenlied, or Making a Medievalist

Articles, Guest Post, Images

Shakespeare in German Translation

I have recently written a guest blog post for the Taylor Institution in Oxford, which is currently playing host to an exhibition on Shakespeare in translation. Have a look at their introduction to what I have to say, and then head on over to their blog to read the rest! The Taylor Institution’s ‘Shakespeare in Translation’ exhibition illustrates… Continue reading Shakespeare in German Translation

Guest Post, Manuscripts, Papers

  Source Criticism in the Digital Age

I was asked to translate this Call to Action from the Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands, originally written by Eva Schlotheuber and Frank Bösch. There has been a significant reduction in the teaching of fundamental historical skills (palaeography, codicology etc) in German universities. This situation is hardly unfamiliar to us in the UK. Here… Continue reading   Source Criticism in the Digital Age