Teachable Features 13: Decorative Features in Medieval Manuscripts

Dr Sian Witherden outlines a series of decorative manuscript features. Sian is a Rare Books and Manuscripts specialist. This post also appears on the St John's College blog.  I recently joined the St John’s College (Oxford) library team to work on the TEI project, my main role being to incorporate existing catalogue records into the …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Writing with Goose Quills (Joint Blog Post/ Teachable Features 4)

Professor Henrike Lähnemann is based at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg during the summer, and she has been using a very practical method to teach her students about manuscript production. Click on the screenshot below to watch the video on the Freiburg website, and see Professor Lähnemann and her students produce their own documents.