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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Merton College, MS. 315. An Introduction

My article introducing Merton College MS 315, the oldest book in Merton College's library, was published in Oxford German Studies (Volume 46, Number 2, 2017). This was a special journal issue on the German manuscripts in Oxford, coming out of a colloquium in honour of Nigel Palmer’s 70th birthday. Abstract This is a brief introduction to … Continue reading Merton College, MS. 315. An Introduction

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

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