Category Archives: Visiting Bloggers

The ‘Punctus’ and his Friends: Medieval Punctuation

By Ramona Venema Ramona Venema works as a research assistant in the Turning Over a New Leaf project. She maintains her own cookery blog. Today, a world without punctuation seems impossible. How could we survive without the Oxford comma? We rely on … Continue reading

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A Window on the Middle Ages and Some Famous Clothes

We are delighted to present a guest post today by Prof. Francis Newton, Emeritus Professor of Classics at Duke University.  I was once lucky enough to spend a year in a tiny, mostly mediaeval village in France. A cultivateur whom … Continue reading

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CSI: Manuscript Edition

By Ramona Venema Ramona Venema works as a research assistant in the Turning Over a New Leaf project. She maintains her own cookery blog. When I was a small Ramona, I wanted to be an archeologist. I love how history becomes … Continue reading

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Scribal Abuse in the Middle Ages

Today’s blog is a guest post from Thijs Porck, a lecturer in the Department of English Language and Culture, Universiteit Leiden. Adam scriveyn, if ever it thee bifalle  Boece or Troilus to wryten newe,        Under thy lokkes thou most have … Continue reading

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Fit for Harry Potter: Strange Creatures from the Medieval Bestiary

By Ramona Venema Ramona Venema works as a research assistant in the Turning Over a New Leaf project. Her previous post was devoted to medieval cooking. She maintains her own cookery blog. The medieval bestiary has already been discussed in this … Continue reading

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Bernhard Bischoff on the Study of Medieval Script

By David Ganz Editorial note – David Ganz is Visiting Professor of Palaeography at the University of Notre Dame and a Research Associate of Darwin College, University of Cambridge. His guest blog summarises a much-overlooked publication by Bernhard Bischoff (d. … Continue reading

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Things you’ve always wanted to know about medieval cooking…

By Ramona Venema Ramona is a research masters student from the University of Groningen, and currently working as an intern in the Turning Over a New Leaf project. Her interests include baking and she maintains her own cookery blog. We … Continue reading

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Capless a’s and a Fringe Ligature: The Courtship of Medieval Script

By Ramona Venema Ramona is a research master in ‘Classical, Medieval Renaissance Studies’ at the University of Groningen. She is currently working as an intern for the ‘Turning Over a New Leaf Project’.  After completing a course in the fundamentals … Continue reading

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Malcolm B. Parkes, Palaeographer (1930-2013)

By David Ganz David Ganz is Visiting Professor of Palaeography at the University of Notre Dame and a Research Associate of Darwin College Cambridge. Malcolm Parkes, FSA, died on 10 May 2013 at the age of eighty-three. He had been … Continue reading

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Uncovering the Secrets of Leiden University Library: BPL 193 and its Owners

By Marjolein de Vos Marjolein, a student of Leiden University’s MA in Book and Digital Media Studies, is currently an intern on the ‘Turning over a New Leaf’ project. For my internship project “Cataloguing the Twelfth Century Western Medieval Manuscripts … Continue reading

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