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Gould Library hosts exhibit exploring medieval manuscripts

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A new exhibit in the Carleton College Laurence McKinley Gould Library explores medieval manuscripts and how medieval peoples produced and derived meaning from word and image. The “Process of Illumination: Word, Image and the Scribal Imagination in the Middle Ages” investigates the relationship between word and image in the Middle Ages by critically examining a…

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Fragments and Assemblages: Forming Compilations of Medieval London

While reading online, do you sometimes find yourself going from reading articles on, say, politics, to poetry, to humor? If so, your experience is rather medieval, according to Arthur Bahr, an associate professor of literature at MIT whose first book, “Fragments and Assemblages: Forming Compilations of Medieval London“ was just released by University of Chicago…

Medieval library with chained books gets annual clean

Hereford Cathedral's chained library

It is like taking a step inside the restricted section of the Hogwarts’ library – rows and rows of chained up books and manuscripts line the tall wooden shelves secured in place on thick metal rods. Hereford Cathedral’s chained library dates back to 1611 and it is not hard to imagine how it looked in…

Gale Adds Medieval and Renaissance Works to British Literary Manuscripts Online

Gale, part of Cengage Learning announced the release of British Literary Manuscripts Online, Medieval and Renaissance, the second installment of the British Literary Manuscripts Online series. Following the release of the first installment in May 2009, this additional digital archive brings nearly 565,000 pages of unique author manuscripts into the hands of students, educators and…

The five million ‘secret’ artefacts available for all to see

A librarian works quietly in an office people can only dream of. His daily work includes examining and looking after a steadily increasing collection of thousands of books and manuscripts, housed in rooms off a narrow spiral staircase. The works in Lincoln Cathedral Library, opposite the West Front of the cathedral, date back to the…

Treasure trove of medieval manuscripts published

The Wollaton Medieval Manuscripts… Texts, Owners and Readers is the culmination of a major research project at The University of Nottingham into this nationally important regional collection. The largest surviving family-owned library of medieval manuscripts in Britain can now be enjoyed by everyone thanks to the publication of a new book telling its fascinating story….

Bangor Pontifical doodles show us the middle ages were juvenile, too

On the reams of choral chants in this Welsh medieval treasure I spotted a scribble of a man with a big nose. Satire hasn’t changed – and neither have we. It looks like something Jake and Dinos Chapman might do if they turned their hand to the creative defacement of illuminated manuscripts: the Viz-style gargoyle…

Medieval book looted during war to go back to Italy

A 12th century manuscript will be returned to Italy from the British Library thanks to a new law governing artwork looted during the Nazi era. The Beneventan Missal, which is thought to have been stolen from Benevento’s Metropolitan Chapter during the Allied bombing of Italy in 1943, will be given back to the city of…

Digitising medieval manuscripts

The Manuscript Library at the Government Sanskrit College, Tripunithura, will soon be fully digitised with technical support from C-DIT. K G Paulose, former vice-chancellor, Kerala Kalamandalam, will inaugurate the first phase of the work on Monday. Established in 1914, the Sanskrit College owns a library of manuscripts on subjects ranging from various versions of Sanskrit…

Getty Exhibition will Celebrate Pinnacle of Manuscript Illumination in France

History played such an integral role in defining national identity in France throughout the high Middle Ages that some of the finest illumination of the period is located within the covers of history manuscripts. On view in the Exhibitions Pavilion at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, November 16, 2010 through February…

Experts gather to debate rare ancient manuscript

A priceless manuscript believed to have influenced the authors of the celebrated Magna Carta is to be shown to the public. The historic Textus Roffensis, written by a monk of St Andrew’s Priory in Rochester in the 12th century, will be exhibited in Rochester Cathedral Crypt from July 26-28 for the first time in six…

Medieval Multitasking: Did We Ever Focus?

Maybe Nicholas Carr is right: the internet is just so much catnip in a world already filled with too many distractions. And, like any such drug—even those that seem relatively harmless, especially in relation to the benefits they seem to offer—my freewheeling engagement with the internet is slowly but surely reshaping my brain so that,…