Illuminated Manuscripts: Art and Science

See on – Medieval Manuscripts | Medieval Palaeography Stella Panayotova from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, discusses how her research using scientific observations and pigment analysis is shedding light on how medieval manuscripts were made. See on Advertisements

The Boring, Ugly, and Unimportant – Biases in Manuscript Research

Originally posted on medievalfragments:
By Jenneka Janzen As I carry out my dissertation research, I’ve spent some time thinking about the role aesthetics play in which manuscripts are studied, and which ones are deemed too boring, unimportant, or ugly to attract interest. Certainly, it depends on your field of study. But where do some of…

Video – ‘The Secret Lives of Medieval Manuscripts’

The Secret Lives of Medieval Manuscripts: Uncovering their Inadvertent Stories Lecture by Katheryn Rudy TEDx Talk at University of St Andrews, given on April 27, 2013 Read more! You can follow Kathryn M Rudy on Twitter @katerudy1 via @medievalist

@erik_kwakkel filmed public lectures – essential!

On medieval medical books: ‘Lotions and Potions: Medical Books from the Middle Ages’ Medicine existed long before it was a science taught at medieval universities. This lecture takes the audience to the eleventh and twelfth centuries, when the first medical handbooks were translated from Arabic into Latin, the learned language of the West. Arabic medicine … Continue reading

Digitising Rylands Latin MS 113

The Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care – The John Rylands Library Rylands Latin MS 133 is a late 15th century chronicle roll of the kings of England, ornamented with medallions possibly created at Rouen, France. Written on 11 vellum membranes, the scroll measures over 20ft long. Images are shot using a Phase One … Continue reading