The School Room Scriptorium: Giving a Workshop on Medieval Scriptoria in a Primary School

Eleanor Baker is a second year DPhil student at St John’s College, Oxford. Her research looks at how codex production processes influenced middle English literature between 1300-1550. She currently works as the Teaching and Careers officer at Oxford’s Faculty of English, and runs the Living Libraries podcast with fellow DPhil student Alex Peplow. You can …

Trimming and Compilation, MS. CUL, Dd.10.44 (Joint Blog Post/ Teachable Features 5)

Hope Doherty explains what the trimming in CUL MS Dd.10.44 can tell us about the way it was put together as a codex. Hope is in the first year of a PhD in Medieval English Literature at Durham University, focusing her research on the interaction between theology and mental illness in Marian writing. She completed …

Finding ways to ‘teach the codex’: Outreach, Interpretation, Education in special collections in three public research libraries in Rome

Dr Julia Walworth, Fellow Librarian (Merton College, Oxford), is an art and book historian; with Dr Ann Giletti, an historian of medieval philosophy, theology, and science.  Follow Dr Walworth on Twitter (@JuliaWalworth).   Introduction—library sessions with manuscripts from both sides One of the most enjoyable and challenging parts of my job is providing teaching sessions …

Quills and ink: a workshop with 9-year-olds in Strängnäs, Sweden.

Elin Andersson received her PhD in Latin at Stockholm University in 2011.  Her research centres around texts related to the medieval Brigittine order.  Since 2016, she has worked at the National Library of Sweden as curator of the two rare book collections in Strängnäs, those of the Cathedral Library and of the Rogge Library. Follow …

Teaching the Codex through ‘Cabinet’, a digitisation project from Oxford’s museums and libraries

Dr Sarah Griffin is a postdoctoral researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute and a Teaching Fellow at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. Cabinet is well known across Oxford for the three-dimensional models of museum objects that we create to promote teaching with material culture. While these models are an effective way to get our …