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 …

Reading a Manuscript Description (Joint Blog Post/ Teachable Features 3)

Dr Matthew Holford, Curator of the Medieval Manuscripts Cataloguing Project at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, explains the intricacies of catalogue descriptions of manuscripts. This post features both in our blog and our Teachable Features series.  It is easy to forget that manuscript descriptions can be hard to understand. Once you are familiar with the …