Courses in Palaeography: 

London International Palaeography Summer School

Palaeography for Beginners at the Iris Project

English Paleography (Mellon Summer Institute) (application deadline: 1st March 2018)

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

National Archives

Read Me! at St Andrews

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

Columbia University’s Common Terms in Rare Book Cataloguing

Western University Canada Codicology Definitions


Bodleian Special Collections

Merton College

Merton History of the Book Group

Oxford Medieval Studies

Oxford Workshop on Manuscript and Text Culture

TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities)

Weston Library


Cairo Geniza Alephbets from Judaica DH at Penn

Cambridge Manuscripts Lab

Cappelli digitised



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

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)

ScotMEMs Resources List (with thanks for their permission to list some of the resources they have catalogued)

Scottish Handwriting

Teaching the Middle Ages in Higher Ed

The Ticha Project

Digitised Islamic manuscripts at the University of Michigan Library

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.)