Manuscripts from German-Speaking Lands – A Polonsky Foundation Digitization Project

Dr Tristan Franklinos is one of the founders of Teaching the Codex. He is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and Junior Research Fellow in Classics at Trinity College, Oxford.  A marvellous collaboration between the Bodleian Library, Oxford and the Herzog August Bibliothek (HAB), Wolfenbüttel was launched this week.  Manuscripts from the German-speaking lands held in …

Teaching the Irish Hand; gáir peinn do dromaib duillenn ‘the scratch of the pen on the surface of pages’

Dr Chantal Kobel is a postdoctoral O’Donovan scholar in the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Her current project involves the editing of a series of obscure texts preserved in the late medieval composite manuscript TCD H.3.18 (1337), for which she is also producing a descriptive catalogue of its contents. Dr Kobel …

Teaching with Special Collections & Archives at Maynooth University Library

Barbara McCormack is Special Collections Librarian at Maynooth University. She teaches on the MA Historical Archives, a programme concerned with the principles, attitudes and skills necessary for the professional management of archival collections. As Special Collections Librarian at Maynooth University Library I am in the enviable position of curating the historical collections of St Patrick’s …

The Science of Medieval Pigments: Teaching the Materials Analysis of Manuscripts in the Undergraduate Classroom

Cynthia Turner Camp is Associate Professor of English and Graduate Coordinator at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, where she teaches Middle English and manuscript studies. She and her students blog about their adventures with manuscripts on the Hargrett Hours Project website, and you can also follow along on Twitter at @hargretthours. It can …

Can I have your autograph? Martin Luther’s Sprichwortersammlung (Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Add. A. 92)

Alexander Peplow is a first-year DPhil student in History at Merton College, Oxford, and a member of the Teaching the Codex committee. Here, he writes about one of the Bodleian's Martin Luther autographs, which he encountered as a Master's student in Medieval Studies, and reflects on some of the techniques he used to analyse it.  …