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Dr Mulaika Hijjas and Jessica Rahardjo on their online course in Jawi

Professor David Ganz on the early history of palaeography teaching in Oxford

Aysha Strachen traces the journey of the Bodleian’s manuscript of Arnold von Harff’s Reisebericht

Prof. Dr Mariken Teeuwen  introduces a virtual exhibition highlighting manuscript margins

Sebastian Dows-Miller introduces the Merton Beasts project

Jonathan Homrighausen on teaching with biblical manuscripts

Luciana Cioca introduces the Rise Project

Dr Balázs J. Nemes‘s presentation on research-led teaching at Freiburg’s HUMSS Colloquium

Dr Leonor Zozaya describes teaching palaeography online during COVID-19 (translated by Angela Boyle. Spanish version originally posted at

Sara Charles prepares her own goatskin parchment at home

Dr Alison Ray on using digital resources to reunite lost libraries

Eleanor Baker creates a school room scriptorium

Hope Doherty on trimming and compilation in Cambridge UL, MS Dd.10.44

Dr Julia Walworth on finding ways to ‘teach the codex’: outreach, interpretation, and education in three public research libraries in Rome

Dr Elin Andersson on a quill-use workshop with nine-year-olds in Strägnäs, Sweden

Dr Sarah Griffin on teaching the codex through ‘Cabinet’, a digitisation project from Oxford’s museums and libraries

Dr Tristan Franklinos on the Polonsky-Bodleian Manuscripts from German-Speaking Lands Launch, with Prof Henrike Lähnemann’s presentation

Charlie Farquharson-Roberts on bringing manuscripts to the primary school classroom

Chantal Kobel on teaching Irish palaeography

Barbara McCormack on teaching with special collections and archives at Maynooth University Library

Paul Novosel’s archaeological adventures in the Bolton Library (originally posted at

Prof Cynthia Turner Camp on teaching the materials analysis of Manuscripts in the undergraduate classroom (Hargrett Hours Project)

Dr Krista A. Murchison on her Blackboard module for teaching transcription

Alexander Peplow on Bodleian Libraries MS Add. A. 92 (Luther autograph manuscript)

Prof Henrike Lähnemann demonstrates writing with goose quills (video link to Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)

Anna Boeles Rowland and Dr Pauline Souleau launch the Manuscripts Outreach Network

Dr Mary Boyle on marginalia in the Ship of Fools  (reblog)

Dr Samantha Blickhan on ‘doing’ and ‘teaching’ music paleography

Dr Matthew Holford on reading and understanding catalogue descriptions

Sian Witherden on teaching medieval page design

Professor David d’Avray on the palaeography and diplomatic teaching at UCL

Colleen Curran on introducing undergraduates to manuscript studies

Dr Johanna Green on practical palaeography with modern scribes

Naomi Gardom on learning by doing

Dr Emily Chow-Kambitsch on Ben Hur and palaeography

Sarah Laseke on a public engagement approach to teaching palaeography

Dr Thom Gobbitt on learning to distinguish hair and flesh sides of parchment (reblog)

Dr Teresa Webber on interdisciplinary course design in palaeography

Dr Pauline Souleau on outreach and the perks of using manuscripts

Prof Henrike Lähnemann on fundamental historical skills training in Britain  (originally posted at

Eva Schlotheuber’s Call to Action: Source Criticism in the Digital Age  (translated by Mary Boyle. German version originally posted at

Teachable Features

Series Announcement

Teachable Features 1: Binding Error, MS Bodl. 565

Teachable Features 2: Pricking and Ruling, MS. e Musaeo 54

Teachable Features 3: Reading and understanding catalogue descriptions

Teachable Features 4: Writing with goose quills (video link to Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)

Teachable Features 5: Trimming and compilation in Cambridge UL, MS Dd.10.44

Teachable Features 6: Holes and Damage, MS Laud Misc. 237

Teachable Features 7: Hair side vs flesh side, MS Bodl. 565

Teachable Features 8: Errors and Corrections (multi-source post)

Teachable Features 9: Types of Marginal Notes (Rise Project collaboration)

Teachable Features 10: Eusebian Canons (Navigating Biblical Manuscripts 1)

Teachable Features 11: Breviarium (Navigating Biblical Manuscripts 2)

Teachable Features 12: Another Error (Navigating Biblical Manuscripts 3)

Teachable Features 13: Decorative Features in Medieval Manuscripts

Teachable Features 14: Digitization as a Teachable Feature

 2017 Colloquium:

2017 Colloquium Overview

2017 Colloquium Storify

2017 Colloquium Timetable

Speakers: Pedagogical approaches to musical manuscripts

Speakers: Approaches to teaching art history and manuscript studies

Speakers: Manuscripts and Outreach Panel

Recordings: Music Panel

Speakers: Continental and Anglophone approaches to teaching palaeography and codicology

2016 Colloquium: 

2016 Colloquium Overview

2016 Storify and Closing Remarks

2016 Medieval I Panel: Panopto Recordings

2016 Colloquium Timetable

2016 Speakers and Panel Chairs

Related Initiatives

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Other Initiatives: Further Details

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