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 Road Trip: The Way to Wyoming

Originally posted on Manuscript Road Trip:
The Flight into Egypt, Walters Art Museum, MS W.188, f.112r After several weeks of internet sleuthing and after corresponding with a half dozen very helpful curators and faculty members, I can happily report that there are in fact medieval manuscript leaves to be found in two states previously unrepresented in…

Website “Rediscovering the Manuscripts from Chartres”

New website release “Rediscovering the Manuscripts from Chartres“, an exceptional project that you must know 🙂 [Text distributed through the APILIST – APICES by the authors of the site, Dominique Poirel and Claudia Rabel] The prestigious manuscript collection in the Municipal Library at Chartres was once the historical witness of an entire region and especially … Continue reading

Ink Making Questions

Originally posted on scribescribbling:
FAQs about ink making. I hope that it is informative, useful and helpful to you. In the past month I asked people, “If you were going to take a class on ink making what questions would you want to ask?”  I received a lot of responses but I did not answer…

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…