Tag Archives: Research Reflections

Navigating the Digital World

By Irene O’Daly Recently, the library of Trinity College, Dublin made their most famous manuscript, the Book of Kells free to view online. While this is a welcome move, I was disappointed by the relative lack of browsing ease that … Continue reading

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The Proud Reader: Showing Off the Medieval Book

By Erik Kwakkel (@erik_kwakkel) When I started this post I set out to answer a very simple query: what is the oldest photograph we have of a real reader interacting with a medieval manuscript? The quest was sparked by a 19th-century photograph … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Page: Palimpsests

By Irene O’Daly On Monday evening (11.02.13) a full house was present at the University Library for an entertaining and fascinating lecture by Will Noel, director of the Schoenberg Institute  and formerly curator of manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum, … Continue reading

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The Eternal City through Medieval Eyes

By Irene O’Daly A visitor to Rome cannot but be overwhelmed by the constant reminders of its past – as indeed I was on a research trip to the city last week.  While the Colosseum and Forum wowed, as a … Continue reading

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My Spring at SCRIPTO

By Jenneka Janzen In preparation for embarking on my PhD research (which I’ve just now begun as a new member of the Turning Over a New Leaf project), I had the good fortune to participate in the fifth annual SCRIPTO … Continue reading

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‘Turning Darkness into Light’: Depictions of the Medieval Scribe

By Irene O’Daly Last week we were treated to a wonderful lecture on VLF 4 – a large-scale manuscript of Pliny’s Natural History by Mary Garrison.  Garrison debated the origins of the manuscript, drawing attention to the fact that few … Continue reading

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