Courses in Palaeography: 

London International Palaeography School Short Courses

LIPS: Bilingual Manuscripts in England c.950-1200

Digital Palaeography Summer School in the Institute for Digital Humanitities at the University of Göttingen (applications close 30 April 2022)

Online Training in Palaeography and Codicology:

French Renaissance Palaeography

Getty Museum video on making manuscripts

Harvard’s online palaeography guide


Interactive Album of Mediaeval Palaeography (Université Lyon 2)

Manuscripts: A short guide to medieval English codicology and palaeography by Eric Weiskott

Mouse and Manuscript: Lessons from the University of Leiden

National Archives tutorial

Read Me! at St Andrews

Scottish Handwriting

Script Primer by Marc H. Smith and Laura Light

University of Nottingham’s online introduction to palaeography


British Library Manuscript Vocabulary Glossary

Central European University Manuscript Glossary

Other Digital Resources:

Art of Reasoning (online manuscript exhibition from the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands)

Cairo Geniza Alephbets from Judaica DH at Penn

Cambridge Manuscripts Lab

Cappelli digitised


Islamic manuscripts digitised at the University of Michigan Library

Late Medieval English Scribes

Medieval Manuscripts in Dutch Collections

Medieval Scrolls Database

Robert Miller’s Resources List (Illuminated Manuscripts)

Teaching Manuscripts

The Ticha Project

Initiatives and Organisations: 


Hargrett Hours (Multi-term, student-led project on a 15c Book of Hours at the University of Georgia)

Oxford Centre for Manuscript and Text Culture

Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands


Dr Mary Boyle (Co-organiser of Teaching the Codex. Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Maynooth University.)

Dr Thom Gobbitt (Postdoctoral researcher at Institut für Mittelalterforschung in Vienna. He kindly let us reblog his post from July 2016.)

Professor Erik Kwakkel (No introduction needed.)

Dr Johanna Green (Lecturer in Book History and Digital Humanities at the University of Glasgow. You can also read her guest post for Teaching the Codex.)

Sponsors and Facilitators:

AMARC (Association for Manuscripts and Archives in Research Collections)

Medium Ævum (Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literatures)

Merton College

Merton History of the Book Group

Oxford Bibliographical Society

Oxford Medieval Studies

TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities)

Last updated 6 April 2022

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