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Studying Rare Books and Their Relevance in a Digital Age

Studying Rare Books and Their Relevance in a Digital Age

In the following post, I share my thoughts on a graduate seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts taken back in 2010 and reflect on the relevance of this type of technical training in a changing higher education and its relevance in a digital age.  21 more words

Higher Education

The Cloude of Unknowyng

In our class on manuscript studies and editing practices, we’ve been discussing what an edition of a medieval text should look like, how it should be prepared. 506 more words

Medieval Literature

Ethiopian mss online from Frankfurt

My colleague, Ted Erho, has informed me of twenty-one Ethiopian manuscripts (or related to Ethiopia, at least) in Frankfurt that have been digitized and made available: … 119 more words


America's First "Brown Water" Navy

This past weekend we offered a special Civil War-themed behind the scenes tour at CHS. I spent a day selecting a wide variety of objects, manuscripts and graphics items to include in the tour, including several that I had not used in the past. 713 more words


While we were improving the minimal cataloging of our medieval and early modern manuscript holdings, we came across a hand-written copy of one of the earliest specialized English Dictionaries, Henry Manwayring’s Seaman’s Dictionary.  751 more words


You may not know it, but you're too close...

“Look!” said Edward, pointing through the grimy veranda window at the distant hills. “The sun is shining again.”

The End

That’s it! You have finished your 

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A Call to Arms! (Or, mostly just a call for opinions)

Ok, so this isn’t a call to arms, I have just always wanted to say that. Mostly because battle formations in movies, TV shows, and books really get my inner-warrior roused and raring. 427 more words