New amazing website!!! Don’t miss ‘Digitized Medieval Manuscripts Maps (DMMmaps)’

Some of you may already knew about the interactive map gathering all the databases of digitized medieval manuscripts developed by @SexyCodicology (website). If not, now you can not miss a visit because he has done to all of us medievalists a great Christmas gift! A new website designed specifically for this map: Digitized Medieval Manuscripts … Continue reading

Manuscript Monday: LJS 266

Life on the Edge: Marginalia

Originally posted on John Rylands Library Special Collections Blog:
A couple of public close-up sessions recently have prompted these random musings on marginalia – the text and images that occur in the margins of manuscripts and printed books. Today we don’t encourage students to mark our books in any way, but a whole academic industry…

Early Musical Notation: A Look at the ‘Cantatorium’ of St Gall

Originally posted on medievalfragments:
By Jenneka Janzen This week, while playing with the iPhone app for e-codices, the Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland, I paid an online visit to one of my favourite manuscripts, the Cantatorium of St Gall (Sankt Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek Cod. Sang. 359): Pages 24 and 25 of Cod. Sang. 359. (N.B. St…

A global team is revolutionizing the preservation of ancient manuscripts – Sinai’s St. Catherine’s monastery

See on – Medieval Manuscripts | Medieval Palaeography Michael Toth points at a computer screen filled with what seems to be a jumble of Arabic and Greek letters. To get to this jumble, he has traveled from Washington to an isolated, fortress-like monastery in the middle of the Sinai Desert, home to the oldest … Continue reading