Taking Palaeography Further: Launching The Manuscripts Outreach Network (MON)

Anna Boeles Rowland is a DPhil student in Medieval History at Merton College, Oxford. Dr Pauline Souleau is a Lecturer in French at Somerville College, Balliol College, and Magdalen College, Oxford. In this post, they follow on from their paper at Teaching the Codex II (May 2017) and introduce the Manuscripts Outreach Network. The Project/The …

Oxford Workshop for Manuscript and Text Cultures

The Workshop for Manuscript and Text Cultures at Queen’s (WMTC) is an interdisciplinary research platform that brings together specialists and students working on manuscript and text cultures of the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean (Greece and Rome), ancient East and South Asia, and medieval Europe. ‘Manuscript and Text Cultures’ describes a phenomenon that begins when …

Folios, Quires, and Codices, Oh My! Introducing Manuscript Studies to Undergraduates

Colleen Curran recently submitted her PhD in Palaeography & Manuscript Studies at King’s College London on the morphology of Insular Caroline in tenth-century Britain. She writes here about her pilot scheme to introduce manuscript studies to undergraduate students.  In September 2016, I organized and taught a pilot scheme to introduce English undergraduates at King’s College London …

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 …

Teaching Palaeography – A public engagement approach

Our latest guest post comes from Sarah Laseke, who is a doctoral researcher at Leiden University working on scribal collaboration in fifteenth century manuscripts. Here, she writes about her free 8-week 'Palaeography for Beginners' course. The pleasure of looking at medieval manuscripts has not gone unnoticed – over the past few years, there has been an increased …

Forum: H. Lähnemann: Zur Situation der Grundwissenschaften in Großbritannien

This entry was originally posted at hsozkult.de, and we thank them and Professor Henrike Lähnemann for permission to reblog it.  von Henrike Lähnemann. Mein Beitrag zur Debatte um die Grundwissenschaften in der Geschichtswissenschaft kommt aus einer doppelten Außenseiterperspektive: der an einer britischen Universität lehrenden Germanistin. Die Herausforderungen, die sich uns in der britischen germanistischen Mediävistik stellen, …

 Source Criticism in the Digital Age

Ancillary historical skills as an essential competency for historical scholarship and associated disciplines On 1 November 2015, Eva Schlotheuber, Institute of History, University of Düsseldorf, and Frank Bösch, Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam, issued a call to action to all German historians via the Historikerverband, highlighting the need to ring-fence “Grund­wissen­schaften”, fundamental historical skills. This …