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

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

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

Conferences, Manuscripts

Teaching the Codex

I am co-organising an interdisciplinary colloquium on the pedagogy of palaeography and codicology, working with Tristan Franklinos, a colleague in Classics. You can follow us on Twitter @teachingcodex, and have a look at our WordPress in order to see our motivation behind organising the day. Registration will be open shortly, but in the meantime, our timetable is… Continue reading Teaching the Codex