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
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
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
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
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