Designing an introductory course in Latin palaeography for research students across the disciplines

In our latest guest post, Dr Teresa Webber of Trinity College, Cambridge outlines an interdisciplinary approach to course design in palaeography.  The Teaching the Codex workshop in Oxford on 6th February 2016 fostered a dialogue across the disciplines about how elements of manuscript study pertinent to each field are currently being taught. Participants also reflected …

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 …

Forum: H. Lähnemann: Zur Situation der Grundwissenschaften in Großbritannien

This entry was originally posted at hsozkult.de, and we thank them and Professor Henrike Lähnemann for permission to reblog it.  von Henrike Lähnemann. Mein Beitrag zur Debatte um die Grundwissenschaften in der Geschichtswissenschaft kommt aus einer doppelten Außenseiterperspektive: der an einer britischen Universität lehrenden Germanistin. Die Herausforderungen, die sich uns in der britischen germanistischen Mediävistik stellen, …

 Source Criticism in the Digital Age

Ancillary historical skills as an essential competency for historical scholarship and associated disciplines On 1 November 2015, Eva Schlotheuber, Institute of History, University of Düsseldorf, and Frank Bösch, Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam, issued a call to action to all German historians via the Historikerverband, highlighting the need to ring-fence “Grund­wissen­schaften”, fundamental historical skills. This …