Hands-On Posts

Two events on book bindings! (May 25 / 27)

On May 25 and May 27, the CERL Working group for book bindings will arrange two online events dedicated to different aspects of historical book bindings. The working group’s overall objective is to promote the interest for and the knowledge of all aspects of historical book bindings. One major issue is to complement traditional library cataloguing of book bindings with more images, on-line resources and information as traditional library cataloguing is often not sufficient for discovery of this highly interesting heritage resource.

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From the Holy Land to the Bodleian

Arnold von Harff’s travelogue travels to Oxford by Aysha Strachan The year is 1813. The Bodleian library acquires what is later to be known as MS Bodley 972 as part of a collection of late medieval travelogues which tell of the encounters of knights on their pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  One of the most …

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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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Blind Date with a Manuscript

A personal encounter with MS. Lat. liturg. f. 4  by Marlene Schilling For my generation it is perfectly normal to meet a partner first online, with dating apps on the rise during the pandemic – but the ultimate desire is to meet in person. This is the story of such a longed-for encounter in the flesh, …

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Digital Humanities Student Projects

‘Digital Editions Live’ – Workshop 25 June 2021, 3-5pm

Methodology Workshop in cooperation with OCTET and Dark Archives Insights from the Series of ‘Digital Editions Live’ launches   Developing a framework for digital editing and exploring manuscripts online    Reflections on preparing digital editions in times of lockdown   Development of new digital methods for teaching History of the Book  Further Perspectives in conjunction with the Oxford Centre for …

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