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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

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Manuscript Road Trip: Back to the Midwest

A few weeks ago, I took my 17-year-old son on a road trip to visit colleges in the Midwest. While the main purpose of the trip was to tour campuses, how could I resist a quick visit to a few Special Collections libraries? 746 more words

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Manuscript Road Trip: Oklahoma

After driving about 90 miles north out of Dallas on I-35, we’ll cross the Red River into my home state of Oklahoma. I am certain that my Russian immigrant great-grandfather (who owned a drygoods store in the small town of Lehigh in the early twentieth century) could never have imagined that his great-granddaughter would someday be exploring centuries-old books in what was known until 1907 as “Indian Territory.” He certainly couldn’t have imagined that I would be able to do so while sitting at my desk in my Massachusetts home. 524 more words

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Dissertation Alteration, Twitter Project, & Orm's Repetition Reconsidered

Well, I seem to be one of those “occasional” bloggers, but it’s not for lack of desire to blog. It’s more like a lack of time and energy to blog. 2,676 more words

Exhibition: "The Moving Word: Medieval French Manuscripts at Cambridge"

Running until 17 April 2014 at Cambridge University Library, the exhibition, sponsored by the AHRC-funded project “Medieval Francophone Literary Culture Outside France”, brings together a fantastic collection of stunning witnesses to the internationality of the medieval intellectual world. 396 more words

Stumped by Shamrocks

I was going to do a rather straightforward post on the shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day, but it turns out that there is nothing straightforward about this plant, but rather an age-old confusion about what it actually is/was. 531 more words


Manuscript Road Trip: In the Heart of Texas

A few weeks ago, we were cruising through the desert in New Mexico. Now we’ll leave the cacti behind and spend some time in the great plains and big sky of Texas. 1,431 more words

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