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The Matter of Jerusalem

During the last few days, Jerusalem has once again been at the top of the world news. The clever short film below, which was inspired by a new exhibition on medieval manuscripts at Oxford’s… 16 more words


The Most Luxurious Medieval Manuscripts

I have Anika Burgess and Vittoria Traverso of Atlas Obscura to thank for the beautiful images you can enjoy below and for the fascinating tale of the Luneborch manuscript; a long-lost 15-century prayer book that had been missing for some 40 years. 688 more words

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A Medievalist in the Italian Archives

By Lezlie Knox

For the past three years I have been hunting for a manuscript. “Giaccherino, Codice GH” is one of three copies of the so-called… 2,660 more words

Medieval Marginalia: Why Are There So Many Snails In Medieval Manuscripts?

If you’ve ever flicked through an illustrated medieval manuscript, or seen pictures of some marginalia on the internet, chances are you’ve seen pictures of snails. Sometimes the snails are fighting each other, sometimes they are fighting knights, sometimes things are riding the snails, but in one form or another, snails keep cropping up in these manuscripts. 1,188 more words


Caring for orphan works

Jodie Double, our Digital Content Team Leader, outlines how the Library cares for orphan works through risk management.

The Library is approaching a milestone of 1 million digitised images and as our digital collections grow our processes and procedures are evolving to include risk management for material still in copyright. 353 more words


CFP: Illuminating Metalwork: Metal, Object, and Image in Medieval Manuscripts

CFP for Edited volume: Illuminating Metalwork: Metal, Object, and Image in Medieval Manuscripts

Volume editors: Joseph Salvatore Ackley and Shannon L. Wearing
Deadline for submitting a proposal (500 words) and brief bio: 1 December 2017… 462 more words

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Looking again at the excerpt in Chain 5

Dr Braune’s practice-led scholarship in poetry is her original work in epic poetry exploring skaldic versification, authenticity and illusion in her doctoral thesis ‘Skulváði Úlfr: Historical Lacunae and Poetic Space’ (Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong, 1999). 101 more words

'Skulváði Úlfr'