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 …

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 …

Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts in the Primary School Classroom

Charlie Farquharson-Roberts is a Latin teacher and private tutor, but a medievalist at heart. She once wrote an MPhil thesis on the Venerable Bede’s Latin hymns. With small children these days, she finds herself chair of the PTA. Find her on twitter @camlatintutor. I have spent this year gainfully unemployed from Latin teaching in schools …

Taking Palaeography Further: Launching The Manuscripts Outreach Network (MON)

Anna Boeles Rowland is a DPhil student in Medieval History at Merton College, Oxford. Dr Pauline Souleau is a Lecturer in French at Somerville College, Balliol College, and Magdalen College, Oxford. In this post, they follow on from their paper at Teaching the Codex II (May 2017) and introduce the Manuscripts Outreach Network. The Project/The …

Discovering the Codex: Outreach and the Perks of the Manuscript

In the first of our series of guest posts, Dr Pauline Souleau discusses manuscripts as a tool for outreach.  Manuscripts. It is not a word the average pupil hears every day in class. It is usually not a word secondary school students have in mind when considering higher education paths. Yet, manuscripts are a gold …