Category Archives: Visiting Bloggers

Paws, Pee and Mice: Cats among Medieval Manuscripts

Today’s blog is a guest post from Thijs Porck, a lecturer in the Department of English Language and Culture, Universiteit Leiden. This week Erik’s tweet on cat-paws in a fifteenth-century manuscript went viral across facebook and the twittersphere when it … Continue reading

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Medieval Manuscripts: Continuity and Comfort for the New Year

Guest Post by Cynthia Lange Cynthia is a Research Assistant on Bridging on Unbridgeable, a project in progress at Leiden University regarding the development of English usage guides. One of the things I love most about medieval manuscripts – apart … Continue reading

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“Give me a drink!”: Scribal Colophons in Medieval Manuscripts

By Giulio Menna Giulio is an intern on the ‘Turning Over a New Leaf’ project, and a recent graduate of the Book and Digital Media Studies MA program at the University of Leiden. It has been a year now since I first fell in … Continue reading

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Give the Medieval Manuscript a “Like”!

By Giulio Menna Giulio is an intern on the ‘Turning Over a New Leaf’ project, and a current student on the Book and Digital Media Studies MA program at the University of Leiden Since I have been introduced to the … Continue reading

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Manuscript Photogeny— When Manuscripts Smile to the Camera

By Giulio Menna Giulio is an intern on the ‘Turning Over a New Leaf’ project, and a current student of the Book and Digital Media Studies MA program at the University of Leiden. “Taking photos of manuscripts that are centuries old.” Now, that’s something … Continue reading

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“Do not give your books to children!” and other Medieval Rules of Book Conservation

Today’s blog is a guest post from Thijs Porck, a lecturer in the Department of English Language and Culture, Universiteit Leiden. Gashed gatherings, bodged bindings and faltering flyleaves. The current state of medieval manuscripts, either good or bad, reflects the … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 and the Promotion of Medieval Manuscript Studies

By Giulio Menna Giulio is an intern on the ‘Turning Over a New Leaf’ project, and a current student on the Book and Digital Media Studies MA program at the University of Leiden Some weeks ago I decided to write … Continue reading

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