On the Teaching the Codex blog, you will find updates about the next steps for the Teaching the Codex initiative, as well as guest blog posts. We are always keen to hear from new guest bloggers – please get in touch if you’d like to be involved. We welcome contributions on areas we haven’t covered, as well as different approaches to the kinds of topics addressed below, particularly new additions to our three series: Schools and Manuscripts, Digital Resources, or Manuscripts Under Lockdown.



Mulaika Hijjas and Jessica Rahardjo on their online course in Jawi


David Ganz on the early history of palaeography teaching in Oxford

Aysha Strachen traces the journey of the Bodleian’s manuscript of Arnold von Harff’s Reisebericht

Mariken Teeuwen  introduces a virtual exhibition highlighting manuscript margins

Sebastian Dows-Miller introduces the Merton Beasts project


Jonathan Homrighausen on incorporating manuscripts into an introductory Hebrew Bible course

Luciana Cioca introduces the Rise Project

Balázs J. Nemes‘s presentation on research-led teaching at Freiburg’s HUMSS Colloquium

Leonor Zozaya describes teaching palaeography online during COVID-19 (translated by Angela Boyle) (Spanish version originally posted at

Sara Charles prepares her own goatskin parchment at home

Alison Ray on using digital resources to reunite lost libraries


Eleanor Baker creates a school room scriptorium

Hope Doherty on trimming and compilation in Cambridge UL, MS Dd.10.44

Julia Walworth on finding ways to ‘teach the codex’: outreach, interpretation, and education in three public research libraries in Rome

Elin Andersson on a quill-use workshop with nine-year-olds in Strägnäs, Sweden (Schools and Manuscripts Series)

Sarah Griffin on teaching the codex through ‘Cabinet’, a digitisation project from Oxford’s museums and libraries

Tristan Franklinos on the Polonsky-Bodleian Manuscripts from German-Speaking Lands Launch, with Henrike Lähnemann’s presentation

Charlie Farquharson-Roberts on bringing manuscripts to the primary school classroom (Schools and Manuscripts Series)


Chantal Kobel on teaching Irish palaeography

Barbara McCormack on teaching with special collections and archives at Maynooth University Library

Paul Novosel’s archaeological adventures in the Bolton Library (originally posted at

Cynthia Turner Camp on teaching the materials analysis of manuscripts in the undergraduate classroom (Hargrett Hours Project)

Krista A. Murchison on her Blackboard module for teaching transcription


Alexander Peplow on his Master’s palaeography project, Bodleian Libraries MS Add. A. 92 (Luther autograph manuscript)

Henrike Lähnemann demonstrates writing with goose quills (video link to Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)

Anna Boeles Rowland and Pauline Souleau launch the Manuscripts Outreach Network (Schools and Manuscripts Series)

Mary Boyle on marginalia in the Ship of Fools  (research update, originally posted at

Samantha Blickhan on ‘doing’ and ‘teaching’ music paleography

Matthew Holford on reading and understanding catalogue descriptions

Sian Witherden on teaching medieval page design

David d’Avray outlines the palaeography and diplomatic teaching at UCL


Colleen Curran on introducing undergraduates to manuscript studies

Johanna Green on practical palaeography with modern scribes

Naomi Gardom on learning by doing

Emily Chow-Kambitsch on Ben Hur and palaeography

Sarah Laseke on a public engagement approach to teaching palaeography

Thom Gobbitt on learning to distinguish flesh side/ hair side of parchment (originally posted at

Teresa Webber on interdisciplinary course design in palaeography

Pauline Souleau on outreach and the perks of the manuscript  (Schools and Manuscripts Series)

Henrike Lähnemann on fundamental historical skills training in Britain  (originally posted at


Eva Schlotheuber on source criticism in the digital age (translated by Mary Boyle) (original German version first posted at

Teaching the Codex Updates

Launch of the Manuscripts Outreach Network (MON)

Announcement: Call for Bloggers

Announcement: Teachable Features

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