My Pilgrims Need Wine

I’ll level with you. I decided to write this blog post because I thought of the title. But the reason I thought of the title is that wine is a real pilgrim priority. I’m talking here about practical concerns, rather than the allegorical and scriptural dimensions to wine which can also feature in this type … Continue reading My Pilgrims Need Wine

No Novelty Here: Virtual Pilgrimage

As an increasing proportion of the world is stuck at home, and particularly as Holy Week approaches – this year coinciding with Passover and, almost, Ramadan – a rash of stories about going on a ‘virtual pilgrimage’ have appeared in various media outlets. At this, the (virtual) ears of academics in medieval pilgrimage studies pricked … Continue reading No Novelty Here: Virtual Pilgrimage

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)