Paleography and Music Notation: Using Research Methods to Develop Pedagogy

Dr. Samantha Blickhan is the IMLS Postdoctoral Fellow at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, where she works on crowdsourced text and audio transcription projects for Zooniverse.org. Her PhD (Royal Holloway, University of London, 2016) thesis focused on the paleography and notation of insular song from 1150-1300. Here, she writes about designing an undergraduate music paleography …

Palaeography and Diplomatic Teaching at UCL

We are very grateful to Professor David d'Avray FBA (UCL) for allowing us to post this schema of the UCL and joint UCL-King's Palaeography and Diplomatic teaching. He outlines the teaching structure as follows: The Palaeography and Diplomatic Teaching at UCL has three strands, though they are intertwined.  Dr Marigold Norbye teaches a seminar course of …

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 …