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Magdalene’s Magna Carta

There has been much interest in Magna Carta in its 800th year and the Magdalene Old Library can contribute a little-studied example to the growing body of evidence for the wide use of this key document in fourteenth-century everyday legal practice.   759 more words

Old Library

Gregory-Aland 1761: A Gospels Manuscript?

We have a team from CSNTM working at the National Library of Greece in Athens this summer. A big team—from seven to nine people at any given time. 1,059 more words

my christmas wishlist

it’s never too early to get organized for christmas, right?! if you’re wondering what to get me this year, here’s my wishlist. well, it’s more like a wish-item, ’cause there’s only one thing on the list (h/t to… 314 more words

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Manuscript Road Trip: The Promise of Digital Fragmentology

Last week, I traveled to the University of Leeds with 2,000 other medievalists from around the world to participate in the International Medieval Congress. This post is a somewhat-abbreviated version of the paper I gave on the last day of the Congress, titled “Fragments and Fragmentology in North America.” 3,176 more words

Medieval Manuscripts

Inside Medieval Contemplative Life: The Anchoress


In a small English Village in 1255, 17 year-old Sarah willingly entered a small stone cell and allowed the stout wooden door to be nailed closed behind her. 341 more words

Book Video

Published Research using Special Collections

July marks the end of the academic year, results are out and undergraduate students have either left for the summer or are waiting to celebrate their academic achievements with friends and family at graduation. 297 more words

Archives & Special Collections

Digital images of medieval manuscripts

What an encouraging tweet exchange this morning:

Daniel Wakelin @DanielWakelin1
@balliolarchives Balliol’s energetic use of Flickr was one of our inspirations to experiment with this medium for ‪#‎DIYdigitization‬ @BDLSS. 138 more words