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Sebastian Brant’s Ship of Fools in German and English Collections

10 May 2021, 3-4 pm On the 500th anniversary of the death of Sebastian Brant, this show-and-tell session brings together a multilingual array of his European bestseller, the Ship of Fools, live from the Bodleian Library, the British Library and the Staatsbibliothek Bamberg. Presenters: Alexandra Franklin (Bodleian Library) Susan Reed (British Library) Bettina Wagner (Staatsbibliothek …

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Teams Teaching Codicology. The Joy of Opening Manuscripts during Lockdown

Yesterday, in preparation for a Gregorian chant workshop and as part of the History of the Book show-and-tell sessions, Dr Andrew Dunning, R.W. Hunt Curator of Medieval Manuscripts at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, opened the Handbook of the Medingen Provost, Bodleian Library MS. Lat. liturg. e. 18. A full digitised copy is available, thanks to …

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Digital Humanities Libraries

How to Make Watermarks Speak?

Dr Sven Limbeck (Deputy Director, manuscripts and special collections, Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel) spoke on Wednesday, 18 November 2020 at the Michaelmas Term Lecture of the Queen’s College “Centre for Manuscript and Text Cultures” In recent years the analysis of watermarks has become a standard method in dating paper manuscripts. This was made possible by the …

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History of the Book Group 2019/20
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The 2019/2020 History of the Book Group

The combined workshops and seminars for the Palaeography, History of the Book and Digital Humanities provide training in dealing with manuscripts and books across different historical periods and European languages. The aim is to combine philological training with project work which takes seriously the material turn in Modern Languages and will enable students to do …

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Introducing the Method Option “Palaeography, History of the Book and Digital Humanities”

The combined workshops and seminars for the Palaeography, History of the Book and Digital Humanities provide training in dealing with manuscripts and books across different historical periods and European languages. The aim is to combine philological training with project work which takes seriously the material turn in Modern Languages and will enable students to do …

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Recycling Parchment

Henrike Lähnemann took part in a webinar series organised by the ICON (The Institute of Conservation) Paper Conservation group – a fascinating series which started with two papers by Bodleian Library conservators; you can watch most of the previous talks on the “Conservation Together At Home” website and follow the hashtag #ConservationTogetherAtHome on twitter About …

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Student Projects

Presenting the History of the Book Projects

Half-way through Hilary term, the History of the Book students presented their work-in-progress. In chronological order: Vincent Leung: A Catalogue Description of MS. Canon. Ital. 10 Maximilian Krümpelmann: 1520 – Luther’s Year of Freedom. A Taylorian Exhibition Caroline Godard: Jean Poldo d’Albenas and Guillaume Rouillé, Discours historial de l’antique et illustre cité de Nismes (1560) …

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Launching the History of the Book Blog

At the last session of the History of the Book class for Michaelmas Term, the group officially launched this blog. Watch the short video-clip with reflections on what “studying History of the Book” means for all of us. …and – as a Christmas special – a DIY video on how to make your own (mock-)medieval …

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