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Reflections for third Sunday after Pentecost, June 10

Following John Wesley’s Advice to Avoid a Sour Religion

This Sunday afternoon eighteen of us from Saint Paul’s visited the Karen Gould Collection of medieval manuscripts (leaves, bifolia, quires and manuscripts) at the Spencer Art Reference Library in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. 466 more words


Manuscript Road Trip: (Re)introducing the Gottschalk Antiphonal!

A few months ago, I wrote about the potential of Fragmentarium for cataloguing fragments and digitally reconstructing dismembered manuscripts. I concluded that post with the  aspirational note, “I really do think it’s time for Gottschalk to go digital,” in reference to the manuscript I reconstructed as part of my PhD dissertation at Yale in the early 1990s. 1,965 more words

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Hunting Hounds

This beautiful illumination comes from the Livre de chasse, which was authored by Gaston III, Count of Foix between 1387 to 1389 and dedicated to Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. 175 more words


Unlocking Archives talk TT18

Against ‘Iberic Crudity’:

Balliol MS 238E, Bodleian MS Douce 204,

and Laurentius Dyamas

Anna Espínola Lynn, MSt in History of Art and Visual Culture (Wadham College, Oxford), will be speaking on the transmission of style in fifteenth-century Catalan manuscript production. 131 more words


Manuscript Road Trip: Miami University (the one in Ohio, not the one in Florida!)

When my son decided to matriculate at Miami University of Ohio back in 2015, he had no idea that he would spend the rest of his life explaining that he attended “Miami University (the one in Ohio, not the one in Florida!).” The distinction is important – the University of Miami (the one in Florida) vs. 1,682 more words

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Medieval Marginalia: At It Like Rabbits

The pages of medieval manuscripts might be something that sounds very boring, but for those in the know, they read more like fantastical comic books. Pages upon pages of doodles in the margins showing imaginary creatures, hybrid animals, people doing all manner of activities, and many, many animals. 1,212 more words


Fragmentarium: a Model for Digital Fragmentology

In the early 1990s, I was a graduate student at Yale working on a PhD in Medieval Studies. My dissertation focused on a fragmentology project, although that word would not be coined for decades. 1,616 more words

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