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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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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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