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Manuscript format: get your novel ready for submission

Manuscript format: get your novel ready for submission

By Graeme Shimmin

“For the aspiring author, it’s a sad fact of life that literary agents and publishers are swamped with more manuscripts than they can consider.  116 more words


The Cambridge Fish Scribe

Although few medieval scribes signed their work, there are exceptions in Peterhouse manuscripts. One man entered his name three times in a collection of commentaries on Aristotle: ‘written by me Tydeman of the Kingdom of Sweden, the Province of Närke, at the University of Cambridge, Kingdom of England, in the year 1450’ ( MS 188). 564 more words

Rare Books

antechapel display - medieval manuscripts

The second in the new series of small displays in Balliol antechapel of images from the archives: illuminated details from the western medieval manuscript books. 182 more words


Happy Thanksgiving, 1945

The holidays must have been tough for servicemen and women during World War II, but it seems like after the war was over and one was… 209 more words


Making an Impact, not an Impact Factor

This article by Richard Hoshino is reproduced from The CSP Blog.

Many universities want their faculty to have a high Impact Factor, a highly-debated metric… 895 more words


Around the Fourth Lateran Council (1215)

Among the commemorations to be included here in 2015 is the most important medieval ecumenical council, the Fourth Lateran Council that took place in November 1215. 1,873 more words

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Humor at Marlboro

Pianist Rudolf Serkin, co-founder and longtime artistic director of the Marlboro Music School and Festival, was known for his love of practical jokes, crude humor, and other forms of childish fun, as Marissa has pointed out in her… 1,365 more words