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The Italian thing: A look at a new palaeography tutorial

How can you embark on studying original manuscripts and archival records or the digital versions of these documents? The number of online tutorials for Italian palaeography is distinctly low in view of the sheer number of digitized resources concerning Italy’s medieval and Early Modern history. 1,707 more words

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Teaching spotlight: Art in Medieval Books

This semester, Dr Anne Kirkham has been teaching a Level 3 course on Art in Medieval Books.

The course introduced students to the glorious imagery on the pages of many medieval books in the West, from the first regular appearances of a ‘rectangular object with pages’ in the fifth century to the time when printed books with printed images became relatively commonplace in the sixteenth century. 690 more words


Manuscript Road Trip: Linked Data, Library Science, and Medieval Manuscripts

Greetings, readers! In today’s post, we’re doing some library science and getting our hands dirty by digging into online cataloguing and data models. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! 1,622 more words

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Lehigh University: Digitizing Medieval Manuscripts

Lehigh University: Digitizing Medieval Manuscripts. “Led by Lehigh University, a partnership of 15 Philadelphia-area libraries has scanned and digitized more than 160,000 pages from 475 original manuscripts, the earliest dating to the ninth century. 26 more words

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Cataloguing Manuscripts: A Historian’s Reflections

Dr Joanne Edge writes:

I am just coming to the end of a 17-month stint setting up an online catalogue of the Latin manuscripts housed at The John Rylands Library. 957 more words

Dominicans in Worcester and Robert Holcot, O.P. (d. 1349)

During the Medieval period there were many religious houses in Worcester, not just the Benedictine community centred around what is, today, Worcester Cathedral. One of these religious communities was part of the Dominican order, and their house was called ‘Blackfriars’ (because of the long, black cloaks that the friars wore). 560 more words

What's the Deal with Medieval Rabbits?

Gorleston Psalter, England 14th century.
BL, Add 49622, fol. 133r

If you’re wondering why my blog is entitled “Carrots and Snails,” you’ve come to the right post. 1,265 more words