Follow the Reader: a Virtual Exhibition Highlighting Manuscript Margins

Mariken Teeuwen is senior researcher at the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences), and Professor at the Department History and Art History of Utrecht University. Between 2016-2020, Irene van Renswoude, Irene O’Daly, and I worked together on a project titled The Art of Reasoning: Techniques of …

Creating Public Awareness of the Bestiary in Merton College Library, MS 249

Sebastian Dows-Miller is an MSt candidate at Merton College, Oxford. He has a particular interest in text transmission within manuscript culture, as well as short texts written in Old French, and is always very pleased when the two intersect. Follow him on Twitter here, or follow Merton Beasts directly.  The bestiary genre is well known, …

The Devil is in the Margins: Symbols for textual correspondences in MS Basel, UB, A X 44

Alexandra Baneu is a Research Assistant on The Rise of an Intellectual Elite in Central Europe: The University of Vienna from 1389 to 1450 (aka Rise, project no. PN-III-P4-ID-PCCF-2016-0064), coordinated by Dr Adinel Dincă and Dr Monica Brînzei, and hosted by Babeș-Bolyai University and the Romanian Academy. Rise Team: Alexandra Baneu, Alexander Baumgarten, Cristian Baumgarten, …

Teaching Manuscripts Across the Humanities Curriculum: A Case Study in Biblical Manuscripts

Jonathan Homrighausen is a writer, calligraphic artist, and doctoral student in Hebrew Bible at Duke University. His research centers around the intersection of sacred text and lettering arts, and he has published on Psalms, Esther, the Song of Songs, and The Saint John’s Bible, a contemporary illuminated manuscript of the entire Catholic Bible. Any manuscript scholar …

Introducing the Rise Project and Henry of Rinfeldia’s personal notebook

Luciana Cioca is a PhD student at Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania, studying the history of the vesperial disputations at medieval universities. She is also a Research Assistant in the Project PN-III-P4-ID-PCCF-2016-0064 “The Rise of an Intellectual Elite in Central Europe: The University of Vienna from 1389 to 1450,” coordinated by Dr. Adinel Dincă and …

Teachable Features 6: Holes and Damage, MS Laud Misc. 237

Michael Angerer explains different kinds of holes in a single manuscript. Michael is an undergraduate reading English and French at Oriel College, Oxford, with a particular interest in medieval literatures and issues of medieval translation. He is about to start his fourth and final year, having spent his year abroad studying at the École Normale …

Insights and Perspectives on a research-led teaching format in Medieval German Literature

We're pleased to share Dr Balázs J. Nemes's presentation at the University of Freiburg's Humanities and Social Sciences colloquium (HUMSS) on 6 July 2020. Dr Nemes is a Junior Fellow in Medieval German Literature at Freiburg. Dr Stephen Mossman, Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Manchester, has translated this outline of the …