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 …

Practical Palaeography: Recreating the Exeter Book in a Modern Day ‘Scriptorium’

Dr Johanna Green is a lecturer in Book History and Digital Humanities at the University of Glasgow. Her PhD (English Language, University of Glasgow 2012) focused on a palaeographical study of the textual division and subordination of the Exeter Book manuscript. Here, she tells us about the first of two sessions she led for the …

Codicology and the Ben-Hur Phenomenon

September's guest blog post comes from Dr Emily Chow-Kambitsch, and ties in with the recent cinema release of the new 'Ben-Hur' film. Dr. Chow-Kambitsch is a recent graduate of University College London. Her research focuses on representations of antiquity in historical fiction and their reception in popular culture. This month has seen the return of Ben-Hur to …