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Manuscript Road Trip: Fragmentology in the Wild

A recent blogpost by tenacious and brilliant manuscript researcher Peter Kidd inspired me to write this post, on a topic I’ve been meaning to write about for some time: an update on digital reconstructions of manuscripts dismembered and/or scattered by Otto Ege.¬† 1,330 more words

Medieval Manuscripts

25 years of the International Medieval Congress

As the largest academic conference of its kind in Europe, the International Medieval Congress attracts more than 2,700 medievalists from all over the world! It provides a thriving forum for the discussion of all things of Medieval Studies. 337 more words

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Faltonia Betitia Proba

By Roger Rees

The most famous female writer from Greco-Roman antiquity would have to have been Sappho, the lyric poet from the island of Lesbos, but for… 352 more words


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The following post found on St Andrews blog briefly introduces you to one of the most fascinating writer of the late Antiquity: Faltonia Betitia Proba. I mentioned her (and mispronounced her name) during my first stream about Pagan Gods in Medieval Manuscripts. Enjoy the discovery if you didn't know her!

I was first told of Proba by Pierre-Augustin Deproost, teacher at the Université catholique de Louvain, as we shared a train many years ago. Check out his personal webpage about Latin authors, from Virgil to Thomas More (in French).

Research Progress Notes: Week of June 24th

This week I did my research due diligence and thought about medieval Sicily in a new context. 2,108 more words


The Devil's Ten Commandments

Brussels, KBR, MS 10218-19, f. 51v.

We find in
several manuscript an illumination of a devil sitting on a tree. Every branch
of the tree reads one of his Ten Commandments. 401 more words

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Research Progress Notes: Week of June 3rd

I’m back in Europe again. I got a free pass into Vatican City, struggled with driving, and learned about the hidden gem that is Salerno. 1,862 more words