Bulletin Board Postings

Included below are links to information submitted by medievalist colleagues outside the Notre Dame community. They include:

Fellowship/Job Announcements

Calls for Papers (Conferences)

Calls for Submissions (Journals)

Conference Announcements

Miscellaneous Announcements

These off-campus opportunities have come “over the transom” and our list does not represent any comprehensive attempt at inclusivity. These postings are provided as a general service, per the request of the issuing entities to circulate this information. Periodically, outdated postings will be deleted, but readers are encouraged to check deadline information carefully. 



Visiting Assistant Professor in Medieval/Byzantine Art History
College of William and Mary 
Williamsburg, VA
August 10, 2017

The Department of Art and Art History at the College of William and Mary invites applications for a one-year visiting replacement position in Medieval Art History, with possibility of renewal for a second year, to begin in August 10, 2017. The successful candidate will teach three undergraduate courses per semester, including a global art history survey (prehistory to ca. 1400), and topics in the candidate’s areas of expertise, which may include late Antique, Medieval, Byzantine, and Islamic art and architecture.

Required qualifications: Minimum ABD in a relevant discipline. The successful candidate will have teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications: PhD preferred.

Applicants must apply online. Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, and syllabi of courses taught or proposed. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions on how to submit a letter of reference. For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date; applications received after the review date will be considered if needed and the position will remain open until filled.

The deadline is May 10, 2017.


Project Staff at the Department of History
University of Vienna
May 1, 2017 - April 30, 2020.

The Digital Humanities group at the University of Vienna is looking for a Ph.D. candidate who has some experience of the current landscape of digital scholarly editions of text; the ideal candidate will have an interest in the use of digital editions for historical research. She or he will work in collaboration with several universities and institutions of higher education across Austria to build a national infrastructure for digital editions, as part of the KONDE (KOmpetenzNetzwerk Digitale Editionen) project. 

This is a three-year post, at 75% FTE (which is the Austrian equivalent of full-time for doctoral candidates). The full job posting may be found on their webpage. Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna, mentioning reference number 7514.

The deadline is September, 5, 2017.


Visiting Research Fellowship
2017-2018 Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS) Program
University of Pennsylvania Libraries

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS) Visiting Research Fellowship program. Guided by the vision of its founders, Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, SIMS aims to bring manuscript culture, modern technology, and people together to provide access to and understanding of our shared intellectual heritage. Part of the Penn Libraries, SIMS oversees an extensive collection of pre-modern manuscripts from around the world, with a special focus on the history of philosophy and science, and creates open-access digital content to support the study of its collections.

Applicants can apply to spend 1 month (4-5 weeks) at SIMS between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. Project proposals should demonstrate that the Libraries’ premodern manuscript resources are integral to proposed research topics. Two fellowships with a stipend of $5000 each will be awarded this year.

See the program website for the full announcement.

The deadline is May 1, 2017.


Full-time Programs Assistant
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA)
June 1, 2017

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), a non-profit overseas research institution, is seeking a qualified individual to work in the U.S. administrative office of the School in Princeton, NJ.The ASCSA offers a pleasant, energetic environment with dedicated professionals. Position is full time, 35 hours per week beginning June 1, 2017.

See the PDF flyer for the full announcement and the link for the online application.

The deadline is May 15, 2017.


Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program
The Newberry Library
Chicago, IL

The Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program provides support for local PhD candidates conducting humanities research in the humanities. Advanced PhD candidates are invited to apply; preference will be given to applicants whose dissertation projects are well advanced. Although the Newberry cannot offer remuneration to Graduate Scholars-in-Residence, participants have access to the Newberry during extended hours, personal research space, and opportunities to present work-in-progress to local scholarly communities. The experience of the Newberry’s fellows, staff, and readers is much enhanced by the contributions that Graduate Scholars-in-Residence make to the Newberry’s shared intellectual life each year.

For the full annoucement, see the webpage.

The deadline is May 1, 2017.


Between Runes and Manuscripts - Doctoral Research Fellowship
Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies
University of Oslo
September 1, 2017

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in the project Between Runes and Manuscripts (Bokstavar mellom runer og manuskript) is available at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN), University of Oslo. The project group is part of a research group for runology and Old Norse and Celtic philology at the ILN. The milieu has several ongoing projects and frequent meetings including both senior and junior researchers.

The main focus of Between runes and manuscripts is on Norway and inscriptions found there, but with a comparative view to the rest of Scandinavia and The British Isles. The PhD Fellow will contribute to a database of the inscriptions by collecting and registering inscriptions. In addition s/he will do research on a set of inscriptions relevant for the PhD-project. T

The PhD period is planned to start on September 1, 2017.

For more information on the project, see this webpage. Visit this webpage for the full fellowship announcement.

The deadline is May 1, 2017.


Humanités numériques – Appel à candidature pour deux contrats post-doctoraux
Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes
September 1, 2017

The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) is offering 2 post-doctoral contracts (2 years, plus 1 optional year) for Digital Humanities projects. The appointments will fall under the aegis of the IRHT, a highly regarded research center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. These fellowships are of particular interest to Digital Medievalists.

Visit the description on the IRHT webpage for the full announcement.

The deadline is April 30, 2017.


Department of Humanistic Studies (Assistant Professor)
Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

The Department of Humanistic Studies at Saint Mary’s College, an interdisciplinary program focused on European history, literature, and culture, invites applications for an entry-level tenure-track Assistant Professor of Humanistic Studies beginning in August 2017. Applicants should have a specialization in Medieval history or Medieval Studies with a history concentration. They should be broadly trained and competent to teach a range of courses using primary documents with a record of excellence in teaching discussion-based classes. Preferred candidates will also have experience in Classical civilization or Renaissance history, and in interdisciplinary studies, art history, or the cultural, religious, and racial exchange between Europe, Asia, Africa, or the Americas. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by job start. Teaching load 3-2 in the first year, 3-3 thereafter.

For the full posting, see their webpage.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.


A funded PhD studentship on the Anglo-Saxon place-names of Berwickshire (Scotland) is now being advertised.

The studentship will be based at the University of Glasgow, and it forms part of the Leverhulme-funded REELS project (“Recovering the Earliest English Language in Scotland: evidence from place-names”).

For more information on the studentship, please visit the FindAPhD page.

For more  information on the REELS project, please visit the webpage.


British Library -- New Digitisation Project and Positions in the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Section

See this link for more information.




Fourth Biennial Graduate Conference on South Asian Religions
Department for the Study of Religion
University of Toronto
October 5-6, 2017.

Graduate students engaged in original research from disciplines including, but not limited to, religious studies, women’s and gender studies, philosophy, anthropology, history, linguistics, sociology, area or diasporic studies, political science, and geography are encouraged to apply. As an inherently interdisciplinary conference, we endeavour to stimulate critical and scholastically rigorous conversations across historical periods, methodologies, and subject matter. As such, we encourage submissions from graduate students working on Islam, Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Zoroastrianism. Participants will deliver a 20 minute paper before an audience of students and faculty from the University of Toronto.

See the PDF flyer for more information.

The deadline is June 1, 2017.


Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy
Fifth Annual Penn Ancient Workshop (PAW)
University of Pennsylvania
May 20, 2017

The Penn Ancient Workshop (PAW) invites abstracts for twenty-minute presentations devoted to Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy. The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 20th in the philosophy department at the University of Pennsylvania.

Visit the event website to register and for the full call for abstracts (under "Supporting Material").

The deadline is April 10, 2017.


Charlemagne’s Ghost: Legacies, Leftovers, and Legends of the Carolingian Empire
44th Annual New England Medieval Conference
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA
October 7, 2017

Scholars have long recognized that the Frankish emperor Charlemagne (768-814) and his dynasty – the Carolingians – played an important role in the formation of medieval Europe. Yet they still debate the long-term consequences of the collapse of the Carolingian empire in 888 and the diverse ways in which Charlemagne’s family shaped subsequent medieval civilization. This conference invites medievalists of all disciplines and specializations to investigate the legacies, leftovers, and legends of the Carolingian empire in the central and later Middle Ages. We welcome papers that consider a wide array of Carolingian legacies in the realms of kingship and political culture, literature and poetry, art and architecture, manuscripts and material artifacts, the Church and monasticism, as well as Europe’s relations with its neighbors and the wider Byzantine and Muslim worlds. We urge participants to reflect on the ways in which later medieval rulers, writers, artists, and communities both remembered and forgot Charlemagne, the Carolingians, and the Frankish empire. In short, this conference will explore the ways in which Charlemagne’s ghost haunted the medieval world.

Please send an abstract of 250 words and a CV to Eric Goldberg via email attachment. On your abstract provide your name, institution, the title of your proposal, and email address.

The deadline is July 1, 2017.


37th Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium
Harvard University
The Thompson Room (Room 110)
Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street
October 6-8, 2017

The Harvard Department of Celtic Languages & Literatures cordially invites proposals for papers on topics which relate directly to Celtic studies or Celtic languages and literatures in any phase; and papers on relevant cultural, historical or social science topics, theoretical perspectives, etc. for the 36th Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium. Papers concerning interdisciplinary research with a Celtic focus are also invited.

Potential presenters should submit a 200-250 word abstract and a brief biographical sketch. Submissions should be sent by e-mail. Please send submissions in the body of the email or as an attached Word Document.

See the call for papers webpage and the colloquium page for more information.

The deadline is May 1, 2017.


Special Strand 2017: "Feelings in the Middle Ages"
VII International Medieval Meeting Lleida
June 26-28, 2017

The 7th International Medieval Meeting Lleida is organised by Grup de Recerca Consolidat en Estudis Medievals "Espai, Poder i Cultura" (Universitat de Lleida). The participants can present sessions and individual papers on different aspects of research in the history of the Middle Ages or sessions dedicated to the promotion and management of research, the application of new technologies in the Humanities and the promotion of historical heritage. Furthermore, there will be important presentations concerning the publication and dissemination of research in medieval history. These events will take place in the University of Lleida, in Lleida, Spain.

See the full annoucement with links for paper submissions, registration, and other conference details at the conference website. For a list of guest speakers and there scheduled talks, see this PDF document.

The organizers may be contacted via email.

The deadline for paper and session submissions is March 24, 2017.
The deadline for registration is June 2, 2017.  


Imitation and Innovation: Uses of the Past in the Medieval and Early Modern World
The Eleventh MEMSA Conference,
Durham University
July 11-12, 2017

The use of the past is a theme which transcends disciplinary boundaries, and has contemporary as well as historical resonance. This is manifested in a physical sense through the moulding of and engagement with landscapes, the manufacture and (re)use of material culture, and in a more abstract sense through the creation and manipulation of memory and identity which form the core of social ideas and mentalities about the world.

This year’s MEMSA Conference will focus on how people in the Medieval and Early Modern World engaged with, understood, and interpreted the past, in order to explore the ways in which they perceived and sought to shape their own world. In doing so, we will also be able to gain a greater awareness of how past worlds still contribute to shaping our own present perceptions.

For the full announcement, see the PDF flyer.

Please send abstracts of 200-300 words via email for papers no longer than 20 minutes.

The deadline is April 14, 2017.


7th International Medieval Meeting Lleida
June 26-28, 2017

For the full announcement, see IMML webpage.

Enrollment open for papers and sessions from December 2, 2016 until March 24, 2017.
Enrollment open for attendees from December 2, 2016 until June 2, 2017.





Symposia: The Journal of Religion
Call for Paper: "Religious Liberties and the State"

Symposia: The Journal of Religion is seeking papers for its next issue. Symposia is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal for the academic study of religion published by the University of Toronto’s Department for the Study of Religion. For this issue, we welcome papers that approach the theme of religious liberties and the state from diverse perspectives, methodologies, and fields of study. For more information on list of possible topics as weall as requirements for book review essays, opinion editorials, and book reviews, see their web page.


Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies
Call for Journal Submissions--Fall 2017

Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies aims to bring together scholarship from around the world and across disciplines related to the study of pre-modern manuscript books and documents. This peer-reviewed journal is open to contributions that rely on both traditional methodologies of manuscript study and those that explore the potential of new ones. We publish articles that engage in a larger conversation on manuscript culture and its continued relevance in today’s world and highlight the value of manuscript evidence in understanding our shared cultural and intellectual heritage. Studies that incorporate digital methodologies to further understanding of the physical and conceptual structures of the manuscript book are encouraged. A separate section, entitled Annotations, features research in progress and digital project reports.

The editors are now accepting submissions for the Fall 2017 issue. To submit, please send a cover page with your name and contact info, the title of the submission and a short abstract along with your submission to sims-mss@pobox.upenn.edu.

For more information and to subscribe, please visit the Manuscript Studies webpage of the University of Pennsylvania.

We are delighted to announce that the first issue is out and available online through Project Muse.

The Fall 2016 issue will be devoted to histories of collecting and provenance studies, featuring the following contributions:

  • Megan L. Cook, Joseph Holland and the Idea of the Chaucerian Book
  • Anne-Marie Eze, “Safe from Destruction by Fire”: Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Venetian Manuscripts
  • Julia Verkholantsev From Sinai to California: The Trajectory of Greek NT Codex 712 from the UCLA Young Research Library’s Special Collections (170/347)
  • Eric Johnson, “The Butcher’s Bill”: Using the Schoenberg Database to Reverse-Engineer Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Books from Constituent Fragments
  • William P. Stoneman, The Linked Collections of William Bragge (1823–1884) of Birmingham and Dr. Thomas Shadford Walker (1834–1885) of Liverpool
  • Peter Kidd, Medieval Origins Revealed by Modern Provenance: The Case of the Bywater Missal
  • Lisa Fagin Davis, Canons, Huguenots, Movie Stars, and Missionaries: A Breviary’s Journey from Le Mans to Reno
  • Toby Burrows, Manuscripts of Sir Thomas Phillipps in North American Institutions
  • Hanno Wijsman, The Bibale Database at the IRHT: A Digital Tool for Researching Manuscript Provenance
  • Debra Taylor Cashion, Broken Books

The Spring 2017 issue, guest-edited by Justin McDaniel, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will be devoted to a survey of major Thai manuscript collections around the world.

If you are interested in proposing a special issue for 2018 and beyond, please contact Lynn Ransom, Managing Editor.


Arcanum Special Issue: Hidden Esoteric Motifs and Spirituality in the Literature of the Middle Ages.

An invitation has been extended for manuscripts for a special issue of the journal Arcanum with the title, Hidden Esoteric Motifs and Spirituality in the Literature of the Middle Ages.

The goal of the special issue is to make a case for a renewed interest in scholarly research and a reappraisal of traditional interpretations of the literary works in the period.

See this page for more information.




"Chaucer and the Law": Biennial London Chaucer Conference 2017
Institute of English Studies, University of London
June 30-July 1, 2017.

The Biennial London Chaucer Conference 2017, on the topic of ‘Chaucer and the Law’, will take place at the Institute of English Studies, University of London, from June 30th to July 1st. The event features keynote addresses by Professor Sebastian Sobecki (University of Groningen) and Professor Emily Steiner (University of Pennsylvania).

Registration for the conference is now open! Please visit the website to register, and to view the provisional programme.

A limited number of bursaries are available for graduate students and unwaged researchers. Please see our website for details on how to apply.

Any queries may be addressed to the organizing committee via e-mail.


Gender and Power in the Middle Ages
Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
University of Chicago
5733 S. University Ave. Chicago IL, 60637
May 8-9, 2017

This conference brings together scholars who are among those currently doing the most exciting and ground-breaking work on the problem of the relationship between gender and power in the medieval world in a workshop-like setting, to discuss the state of the field. Each speaker will have a fifty-minute session, which they will structure as they wish: they may choose to deliver a paper and leave time for questions, or they may present a pre-circulated primary source, paper, work-in-progress, or theoretical piece about which they can lead a discussion. Topics addressed include: the role of charisma and personality; the use of rhetorics of sexuality; power and cultural production; power and human reproduction; friendship and power, and the role human networks play in the deployment of power. Our approach is multi-disciplinary, drawing from work in History, Literature, and Art History. Our goal is to move beyond the excellent descriptive work that has been done in recent years on the subject of gender and power in order to develop new frameworks and models. Our speakers will be: Simon Doubleday, Irina Dumitrescu, Theresa Earenfight, Valerie Garver, Sean Gilsdorf, Cecily Hilsdale, Miriam Shadis, and Jennifer Thibodeaux.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, the Nicholson Center for British Studies, and the Franke Institute.

For the program and to read pre-circulated material, visit their website and facebook event page


"Strangers at the Gate! The (Un)welcome Movement of People and Ideas in the Medieval World"
Northern Early Medieval Interdisciplinary Conference Series (NEMICS)
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstraße 150 (Room 82.)
Bochum, NRW 44801 (Germany)
June 17-18, 2017

The medieval world was a dynamic place. Stories, texts, and ideas flowed from one community to another, changing and growing in the process; an individual’s journey could bring and spread intellectual, artistic, or administrative innovations; larger groups moved, seeking fresh beginnings or an escape from current tribulations. And, just as today, new arrivals were sometimes seen as welcome opportunities for growth, and sometimes as unsettling threats.

This conference will explore instances of such migrations and their reception from across the medieval period. A large number of papers from a range of disciplines across two days will discuss historical, fictional, and cultural movements including instances of integration and rejection. Keynotes will be delivered by Profs. Winfried Rudolf (Göttingen) and Richard North (University College London).

Registration is available online.


"Aquinas on Metaphysics" Philosophy Workshop
Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Ave., Newburgh, NY
June 29- July 2, 2017

In the thought and writings of St. Thomas Aquinas, metaphysics holds an honored place among the speculative philosophical disciplines. It is the queen of rational sciences and receives the name of wisdom, because it aspires to gain ultimate perspective on reality. This workshop takes up the core principles of Aquinas' metaphysics to consider their perennial importance and contemporary philosophical applicability. Those interested in receiving a graduate scholarship for this event should send a current CV to Jeanne Conboy.

See the PDF poster and the PDF brochure for more information and the full schedule of events. Online registration is now available; please register as soon as possible.

The deadline is May 15, 2017.



2017 Dissertation Seminar for Scholars of Material and Visual Culture
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
October 6, 2017 – Friday, April 20, 2018: 9 am to 12 pm, four Fridays: October 6, December 8, 2017; February 9, April 20, 2018

This year-long seminar aims to form a community of graduate students who are in the early stages of working on their dissertations – formulating proposals or drafting early chapters – and who are enrolled in graduate programs in the schools that form the Newberry’s Center for Renaissance Studies’ consortium. We welcome dissertations on any aspect of medieval, Renaissance, or early modern European history, as well as the early modern Atlantic and Europe’s connections to the Americas. Members of the seminar will have the opportunity to explore the Newberry’s rich collections, as well as to offer and receive comments and criticisms from scholars in other disciplines who are working with different kinds of sources and pursuing different kinds of questions. Discussion will focus on methods, from a range of disciplines, with an eye to helping members integrate and analyze material and visual materials in their studies.

See the program webpage for more information.

The deadline is May 1, 2017.


Discovering the End of the World: Portugal as a Central Periphery
IEM Summer School in Medieval Studies 2017
Portugal, Batalha,
July 17-21, 2017

The Institute for Medieval Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the NOVA University of Lisbon (IEM-FCSH/NOVA) and the Mosteiro da Batalha host this one-week Summer School. The Summer School takes place on 17-21 July, its main objective being to provide a forum for anyone interested in the middle ages, and to support contact and exchange.

Visit their website for more information and to register. See the PDF flyer for a detailed schedule of modules and related information.

The deadline is June 15, 2017.


2018 Winter Program: Latin Paleography and Codicology 
American Academy in Rome 
January 8-19, 2018

The AAR will offer a two-week intensive course in Latin Paleography and Codicology in collaboration with the Vatican Library and the University of Notre Dame from 8 to 19 January 2018. The course will introduce participants to various aspects of manuscript studies and offer an interactive dialogue between theory and practice. Applications are welcome from graduate and postgraduate students of Classics, History, Theology/Religious Studies, and Byzantine Studies.

For the full announcement, see their webpage.  

The deadline is May 30, 2017.


University of Cambridge Medieval Studies Summer Programme
Cambridge, UK
August 6-19, 2017

Participants can opt to study for one or two weeks. The program is open to adults of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities and attracts undergraduates, professionals, retirees and teachers.

This year Professor Nigel Saul, Professor Michelle P Brown, Professor Mark Bailey, Dr Rowena E Archer, Dr Ted Powell, Dr Francis Woodman and Professor Carole Rawcliffe are amongst those who will be teaching and lecturing. Participants can choose to stay in one of four Cambridge Colleges, take part in social events, join weekend excursions and enjoy all that Cambridge has to offer.

For more information, visit the program webpage.

The application deadline is July 24, 2017.


The Origins of Al-Andalus: Conquest, Islamization, and Arabization - A Summer Course
Case Árabe, Córdoba
July 17-22, 2017

Scientific Directors of this intensive summer course are Maribel Fierro (ILC-CCHS, CSIC, Madrid) and Alejandro García-Sanjuán (University of Huelva).

The full program is availble via this word document.

Interested applicants should email Prof. Santiago Castellanos.


The Psalms and Medieval English Literature: From the Conversion to the Reformation (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2017), ed. Tamara Atkin and Francis Leneghan is now available for purchase online.

To avail of the publisher's 25% discounted price (£45/$74.25), see details below:

Order online or order by mail or telephone, though please note that postage will be charged £3.70 UK, £12.75 Europe, £14.95 International, or in North America: $5.95 plus $2 for each additional book.

UK/International: Boydell & Brewer Sales, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, European Distribution Centre, New Era Estate, Oldlands Way, Bognor Regis, PO22 9NQ, UK. Tel. 01243 843 291, customer@wiley.com North/South

America: Boydell & Brewer, 668 Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620-2731, USA. Tel. (585) 275 0419,

Please be sure to quote reference BB125 when prompted (online this will be at the checkout).

The offer ends June 1, 2017.


Medieval Institute Publications, The University Press at Kalamazoo

The February 2017 issue of Medieval Institute Publications (Kalamazoo) is now available online.


Manuscripts on My Mind (MOMM), published by St. Louis University

The latest issue of Manuscripts on My Mind, no. 20, January 2017, is now available on the SLU website.


Authority and Innovation in Early Franciscan Thought (c. 1220-45)
Grant Agreement 714427-INNOVATION
January 1, 2017- December 31, 2021

‘Authority and Innovation in Early Franciscan Thought (c. 1220-45)’ (short-titled ‘INNOVATION’) is a 5-year research project that is funded by the European Research Council, the research funding body of the European Union. The director (‘Principal Investigator’) of the project is Dr Lydia Schumacher, who is based in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies at King’s College London. Her research staff includes Dr. Dominique Poirel and Dr Ana Irimescu, who are based at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, France.

The research team welcomes inquiries from those with interests in the early Franciscan intellectual tradition or any matter related to it. There are a variety of options for getting involved with the project or keeping updated on the team’s research.

For the schedule of workshops and full announcement, see the PDF flyer.  Contact Lydia Schumacher with any questions.


SCRIPTO Workshop Paris (SWSP)
Carolingian Writing Culture
Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Institut historique allemande (Paris, France)
June 21-23, 2017

In the Carolingian society, writing is a constant reference of the intellectual elite and it is not surprising that at that time the two senses of the word (writing as making of texts and as script) are narrowly linked. The workshop offers an introduction to the textual and visual strategies of the high middle ages. A concluding session with the manuscript treasures of the Bibliothèque nationale de France will allow participants a direct approach to Carolingian writing in all its forms. The workshop is open to graduates in medieval studies. It is jointly organized by the Chair for Medieval and Renaissance Latin at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen (FAU) (Prof. Dr. M. C. Ferrari) and by the BNF. Lecturers are M. I. Allen (Chicago), Ch. Denoël (Paris), M. C. Ferrari (Erlangen), R. Grosse (Paris) and S. Weber (Erlangen). Teaching language will be English and French.

There is no fee but the number of participants is limited. Further information may be obtained at this website.

The deadline is April 30, 2017.


Online Catalogue for "Beyond Words: Italian Renaissance Books"

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is pleased to announce that the online catalogue for Beyond Words: Italian Renaissance Books exhibit (Sept. 22, 2016 -- Jan. 16, 2017) that showcases Boston’s hidden Renaissance transcripts is now online. To access the catalogue and learn more about Beyond Words, please visit our website.

Hover over "Catalog" and select "Online" to access the database.

The online catalogue allows for searching by keyword and catalogue number as well as upper and lower date limits, and provides browse lists for illuminator, scribe, and place of production. Each of the 249 object records includes at least one image and two-thirds of the records link to a full-facsimile Mirador manifest or an institutional record. The database will be updated as more images become available to us, and full-text descriptions will be uploaded for many of the manuscripts in the coming months.

Follow the organizers on Twitter @BeyondWords2016.


Manuscripts on my Mind (MOMM), published by St. Louis University, is now available online.

The high-resolution version of the September 2016 issue of Manuscripts on My Mind, no. 19, is now available for your perusal on the SLU website


Medieval Academy Newsletter

News items for the month of September can be read on the MAA blog.


Publication Announcemnt from Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is thrilled to announce the publication of Mapping English Metaphor Through Time. Edited by Wendy Anderson, Ellen Bramwell, and Carole Hough, all in English Language & Linguistics at the University of Glasgow, the volume is one of the main outputs of the AHRC-funded project Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus. The volume contains case studies of the development of metaphor in selected semantic domains, from the earliest stages of English to the present day. It includes contributions by Old English specialists such as Carole Biggam, Toni Healey, Carole Hough, Daria Izdebska, Christian Kay, Andrew Prescott and Jane Roberts.

For futher description and contents, visit this page.

Enter promotional code AAFLYG6 for a 30% discount on online orders at OUP.com.

As of August 25, the publication is available in the UK and Europe; it should be available in the US in late October.


Medieval Clothing and Textiles 12, edited by Robin Netherton and Gale R. Owen-Crocker, is now available for order

The best new research on medieval clothing and textiles, drawing from a range of disciplines. 

The studies collected here range through art, artifacts, documentary text, and poetry, addressing both real and symbolic functions of dress and textiles. John Block Friedman breaks new ground with his article on clothing for pets and other animals, while Grzegorz Pac compares depictions of sacred and royal female dress and evaluates attempts to link them together. Jonathan C. Cooper describes the clothing of scholars in Scotland's three pre-Reformation universities and the effects of the Reformation upon it. Camilla Luise Dahl examines references to women's garments in probates and what they reveal about early modern fashions. Megan Cavell focuses on the treatment of textiles associated with the Holy of Holies in Old English biblical poetry. Frances Pritchard examines the iconography, heraldry, and inscriptions on a worn and repaired set of embroidered fifteenth-century orphreys to determine their origin. Finally, Thomas M. Izbicki summarizes evidence for the choice of white linen for the altar and the responsibilities of priests for keeping it clean and in good repair.


The Fitzwilliam Museum's bicentenary exhibition, COLOUR: The Art and Science of Illuminated Manuscripts, is now open and runs until December 30, 2016. It will be accompanied by an international conference (December 8-10).

Details about the exhibition, catalogue and conference are available at www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/colour. There you'll also find links to two new electronic resources which we created to support teaching and inspire further research:

1. ILLUMINATED: Manuscripts in the Making

2. Under the Covers


Scriptorium no. 9 is now available, published by the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina.


Les Enluminures is pleased to announce its Blog on Medieval Text Manuscripts. We are known for our complete scholarly descriptions of all the manuscripts on our text manuscripts site (www.textmanuscripts.com), but often we have even more to say, and our new blog gives us a place to say it.  We explore what these books can tell us about who made them and used them.  We delve into their fascinating and unusual contents.  Some of our discoveries are quite significant, some merely amusing, and some bizarre.   Bring your curiosity; we think you'll find the posts instructive (and lots of fun).  Do you want to read about Books of Hours? Then turn to “Medieval Must-Haves,” “Reading the Hours,” and “Bringing the Past Alive.”  “Dead Men in the Margins” investigates marginal drawings, “When Coats of Arms Wore Many Hats” is a look at medieval heraldry, and “Dreaming the Middle Ages,” the nineteenth-century neo-Gothic.  Manuscripts intersect with modern enjoyment (“Beer is made by men, wine by God” reveals some medieval wine regulations that might surprise you) and fears (“Deluge of Doom” contemplates a weather catastrophe and the panic it inspired).  Authors of the blogs include Emily Runde, Laura Light, Sandra Hindman, and Christopher de Hamel. 

Our manuscripts go to homes near and far, and we love to hear about the stories they inspire in their new homes.  Guest posts are welcome (a current post discusses an acquisition by the University of Sydney and a future one features a manuscript at the University of California at Los Angeles).  Follow our Blog on Medieval Text Manuscripts


Les Enluminures is a global business devoted to the buying and selling of medieval manuscripts.  It maintains locations in New York, Paris, and Chicago, and representation as well in Boston and London.


The catalogue of the Greek manuscripts in the Codex Bodmer collection (to be distinguished from the Papyrus Bodmer), has been just published.

This catalogue provides a detailed description of the 10 codex of this collection, besides a few fragments, according to the cataloguing methodology already used for the catalogue of the Greek manuscripts in the Burgerbibliothek Bern (published in 2008).


The Project Team: Writing Culture in Southern German Women's Convents

'Writing Culture in Southern German Women's Convents' was the focus of a project funded from September 2008 until May 2012 by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as part of its action plan on 'Libraries and Archives in Cooperation with Research'. This programmatic new approach made possible the cataloguing, digitisation and academic study of medieval manuscripts and early printed books as well as of pragmatic documents and archival records from five selected southern German women's convents.

Jointly organised by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich and the Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv, the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster / Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf, the project studied the medieval books of these Bavarian convents and their archival holdings (until 1550) and now presents them embedded in their historical context. The manuscripts, archival records and incunables created or formerly owned by the Dominican sisters of Altenhohenau, the Bridgettines of Altomünster, the Poor Clares (St. Jakob am Anger) and Franciscan Tertiaries (Pütrichhaus) of Munich and the Benedictines of Neuburg an der Donau allowed systematic insights into the convent libraries, economic management and the particular roles of office holders. More broadly the project offered new perspectives on the education, internal organisation and the self-conception of these religious communities.

After the dissolution of these houses the historical records were divided up and as a result, books and documents are today preserved in libraries as well as in archives. It was therefore crucial to bring them back together under an overall perspective. Through a synthesis of the source material, the rich heritage of these often highly-educated women and their engagement with literature can be assessed and presented in an unprecedented way, within the wider context of these politically and economically influential communities.

When the project expired, the project partner provided in-house effort for the publication of the results. The documents have been recently made accessible online as well as in a printed catalogue.

A thematic research archive hosted by the Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online offers introductory texts and an overview of the mediaeval holdings,structured by subject groups based on mediaeval ways of organising libraries and knowledge, to allow comparisons, despite the different quantity of sourcematerial from each convent. Links provide direct access to the digitised manuscripts, early printed books, documents and archival records. Manuscript descriptions are available online.

The printed catalogue contains introductory material and detailed descriptions of the manuscripts from two of the convents as well as an overview of the printed material:
Katalog der lateinischen Handschriften der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek München. Die Handschriften aus den Klöstern Altenhohenau und Altomünster: Clm 2901-2966 sowie Streubestände gleicher Provenienz, Anja Freckmann, Juliane Trede and Elisabeth Wunderle, eds, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2016.

Melanie Hömberg's study of the economic practices of the female communities, 'Economic Book Keeping in Context', is available on the homepage through a link. Almut Breitenbach's publications are listed in the bibliography.


California Rare Book School--Upcoming Lectures and Summer Courses

Please visit the website for more information about the upcoming lectures; visit this website for information on summer courses.

If you are interested in the summer courses beginning in August, please send in an application today.


Medieval Institute Publications July Newsletter Online


Marco Institute Newsletter

The June 2016 Marco Institute newsletter is now available.


Manuscripts on My Mind Newsletter Announcement from Dr. Susan L'Engle

This extra newsletter snippet is to supplement the May 2016 issue of Manuscripts on My Mind, from which a few items were mistakenly omitted and other newsworthy information appeared shortly after it was circulated. Let me take this opportunity to make a request: if you have submitted news and information to me previous to my emails soliciting contributions, please remind me of this or re-submit when the soliciting email circulates. This will keep me on track in case I have mislaid your original message through disorganization or a mental lapse.

Please note some new publications:

Just out, the second volume of Autografi di italiani illustri - Autographs of Learned Italian Men, edited by Giovanna Murano:

Autographa I.2—Giuristi, giudici e notai (sec. XII-XV), a cura di Giovanna Murano. Introduzione di Andrea Padovani. Schede a cura di A. Bartocci, E. Cortese, S. Gavinelli, M. Giansante, E. Giazzi, L. Loschiavo, G. Mazzanti, M. Mordini, G. Morelli, G. Murano, A. Padovani, T. Woelki, (Imola, La Mandragora, 2016). ISBN 9788875864781

Another recent publication by Giovanna is dedicated to the memory of Frank Soetermeer: Giovanna Murano, “Excerpta fideliter ab eius originalibus. La raccolta di consiliae quaestiones di Dino del Mugello († 1298),” La Bibliofilia 118 (2016): 3–29

Michael Johnston and Michael Van Dussen inform the manuscript community of a new publication that should be of great interest to all: The Medieval Manuscript Book: Cultural Approaches, ed. Michael Johnston and Michael Van Dussen (Cambridge and New York, 2015). A description of this collection:

“Traditional scholarship on manuscripts has tended to focus on issues concerning their production and has shown comparatively little interest in the cultural contexts of the manuscript book. The Medieval Manuscript Book redresses this by focusing on aspects of the medieval book in its cultural situations. Written by experts in the study of the handmade book before print, this volume combines bibliographical expertise with broader insights into the theory and praxis of manuscript study in areas from bibliography to social context, linguistics to location, and archaeology to conservation. The focus of the contributions ranges widely, from authorship to miscellaneity, and from vernacularity to digital facsimiles of manuscripts. Taken as a whole, these essays make the case that to understand the manuscript book it must be analyzed in all its cultural complexity, from production to transmission to its continued adaptation.”

The essays comprise:

1. Michael Johnston and Michael Van Dussen, “Introduction: manuscripts and cultural history”

2. Seth Lerer, “Bibliographical theory and the textuality of the codex: towards a history of the pre-modern book”

3. Stephen G. Nichols, “What is a manuscript culture? Technologies of the manuscript matrix”

4. Erik Kwakkel, “Decoding the material book: cultural residue in medieval manuscripts”

5. Jeffrey Todd Knight, “Organizing manuscript and print: from Compilatio to compilation”

6. Siân Echard, “Containing the book: the institutional afterlives of medieval manuscripts”

7. Martin K. Foys, “Medieval manuscripts: media archaeology and the digital incunable”

8. Pascale Bourgain, “The circulation of texts in manuscript culture”

9. Lucie Doležalová, “Multilingualism and late medieval manuscript culture”

10. Arthur Bahr, “Miscellaneity and variance in the medieval book”

11. Andrew Taylor, “Vernacular authorship and the control of manuscript production”

12. Keith Busby and Christopher Kleinhenz, “Medieval French and Italian literature: towards a manuscript history”

13. Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, “Afterword: social history of the book and beyond”

Please contact Michael Johnston or Michael Van Dussen with any questions about the volume.

Given the central role that law and fashion play in our lives, it is no surprise that they have an impact on one another. Over the centuries, jurists have visually demonstrated their expertise through fashion, and law has served to circumscribe how fashion has been created, distributed, and consumed. The exhibit, What (Not) to Wear: Fashion and the Law, was curated by HLS research library staff Mindy Kent, Meg Kribble, and Carli Spina (now of Boston College). It is on view in the Caspersen Room, fourth floor of Langdell Hall, daily 9 to 5 through August 12, 2016. If you are in the Boston area, we hope you will come by to see the exhibit. If a visit to Cambridge is not in your plans, please visit the online exhibit.


Medieval Academy Newsletter

News items for the month of June can be read on the MAA blog.


Three 8-9th C. Irish manuscripts have recently been digitised and the images provided free online. The work is part of the Early Irish Manuscripts Project at Trinity College Dublin. 

At the end of the first paragraph in each of the following descriptive webpages, there is a link to the digitized manuscript images:

1.   Garland of Howth (TCD MS 56):

2.   Book of Mulling (TCD MS 60): 

3.   Book of Dimma (TCD MS 59):

The Early Irish MS Project is currently digitising the Codex Usserianus Primus (TCD MS 55). You can read more about that here.


Now available: Colleen E. Donnelly, The Marys of Medieval Drama. The Middle English Digby and N-town in Translation (Sidestone, June 2016). 

Mary Magdalene and the Virgin Mary continue to intrigue and fascinate us to this day. Their appearances in the Bible are brief, piquing our curiosity and compelling speculation about the unknown years of their lives. This volume contains modern translations of plays performed during the late Middle Ages in England about the lives of the Virign Mary and Mary. These plays provide a link between canonical Scripture, apocryphal and gnostic materials from the first centuries of Christianity that survived secreted or in oral tradition, legendary materials that developed over the ensuing centuries, and contemporary medieval religious belief and practices.

Materials from the N-Town Mary and other plays contain episodes about the childhoold of the Virgin, her betrothal and marriage to Joseph, and her time after the death of Christ. The Digby Mary Magdalene begins with an account of the death of Mary Magdalene’s father’s death, her subsequent fall into promiscuity, her redemption, her jouney to convert Marseille and thus christianize France, her later years as a hermit and her death. These plays illustrate one way in which Biblical materials were available to lay people before the printing of the Bible. Reading these plays of the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene from the late Middle Ages increases our understanding of the history of the Marian and Magdalene traditions practiced in earlier centuries, as well as our understanding of what these women have come to represent today, shedding light on how their images have shaped the roles for women in the Church.


Now available: Stephen Harris, Bede and Aethelthryth: An Introduction to Christian Latin Poetics (West Virginia University Press, April 2016). Bede and Aethelthryth asks why Christians in Britain around the year 700 enjoyed Latin poetry. What did they see in it? What did they get from it? This book attempts to reconstruct the horizon of expectation of a highly learned, Latin-speaking nun as she encounters a fifty-line poem by the Venerable Bede, the Hymn to AethelthrythRead more on the publisher's website. 


Now available as volume 51 of the Anglia Book Series is The Old English Gloss to the Lindisfarne Gospels: Language, Author and Context (ed. Julia Fernández Cuesta and Sara M. Pons-Sanz). It is a multifaceted collection of articles on the interlinear gloss to the Lindisfarne Gospels by leading experts in their fields, namely Christine Bolze, Stewart Brookes, Michelle P. Brown, Paul Cavill, Marcelle Cole, Julia Fernández Cuesta, Luisa García García, Karen Jolly, Tadashi Kotake, Mª Nieves Rodríguez Ledesma, Patrizia Lendinara, Robert McColl Millar, Sara M. Pons-Sanz, Jane Roberts, Philip G. Rusche and George Walkden (for details, see the List of Contents). For members of ISAS, De Gruyter offers a 20% discount. 

For more on the Anglia /Anglia Book Series, see:


The Digital Vatican Library has a new interface


Manuscripts on my Mind (MOMM), published by St. Louis University, is now available online.

The high-resolution version of the May 2016 issue of Manuscripts on My Mind, no. 18, is now available for your perusal on the SLU website


New Issue of SEQUITUR Available Online

The editorial board of SEQUITUR, the Boston University History of Art & Architecture graduate student online journal, is delighted to announce the official publication of Volume 2, Issue 2, available now. This installment of SEQUITUR is entitled "LOL," and it explores crossovers between the realms of the creative and the comedic in a variety of ways. Our contributors, who consist of students of fine arts as well as students of the history of art and architecture, explore a range of topics from the random amusements of internet culture to the grotesque humor of fifteenth and sixteenth-century print culture. This issue includes two featured essays, four exhibition reviews, a reflection on "Serious Fun," the 2016 Boston University Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Art & Architecture, and two visual essays.

We invite you to take a few moments during this busy time of the semester to look through the current issue of SEQUITUR. We welcome any feedback you have and encourage you to forward this email to anyone you feel might be interested. We especially welcome your contemplation and your laughter!


Medieval Academy Newsletter

News items can be read on the MAA blog.


Medieval Institute Publications May Newsletter Online


Second Beta Version of the Digital Vercelli Book Now Available

Full announcement here:http://vbd.humnet.unipi.it/?p=2067.

The new URL is http://vbd.humnet.unipi.it/beta2/
Visit this page to start with The Dream of the Rood.

There are many new items to check in this version: *all of the
manuscript images* are now online, *four more texts* were added to the
edition (Homilies I, II and III, and the Soul and Body poem), there now
is a *search engine*, complete with a virtual keyboard for special Old
English characters, and several other improvements to the whole edition.

Any comments, suggestions or bug reports will be more than welcome.


New Themed Issue in Internet Archaeology on Romano-British Pottery in the Fifth Century 
edited by James Gerrard

The articles in this issue offer important new insights into the use of Roman pottery during the 5th century, addressing themes such as
 - Was 'Romano-British' pottery produced during the 5th century? 

 - If 'Romano-British-pottery' was produced during the 5th century how can its production be demonstrated? 

 - Was 'Romano-British' pottery used during the 5th century? If it was, then were the vessels carefully curated heirlooms or fragmentary sherds imbued with some social significance?

This issue strikes at the heart of our perceptions of the ‘end’ of Roman Britain and provide a single location where current thinking is brought together. This open access publication was generously funded by the Marc Fitch Fund and CIAS at Newcastle University.


Introduction. Romano-British Pottery in the Fifth Century by James Gerrard

Fifth Century Pottery in Devon and North East Cornwall by Paul Bidwell

Two Important Stamp Motifs in Roman Britain and Thereafter by Diana C. Briscoe

Ceramic Imports to Britain and the Atlantic Seaboard in the Fifth Century and Beyond by Maria Duggan

Defining Fifth-century Ceramics in North Hertfordshire by Keith J. Fitzpatrick-Matthews

The Black Burnished Type 18 Bowl and the Fifth Century by James Gerrard

Odd Goings-on at Mucking: interpreting the latest Romano-British pottery horizon by Sam Lucy

The end of Roman Pottery Production in Southern Britain by Malcolm Lyne

Coinage and Collapse? The contribution of numismatic data to understanding the end of Roman Britain by Philippa Walton and Sam Moorhead


Facsimile of Moore Bede Released

ISAS colleagues will be pleased to know that Cambridge University Library has released a full digital facsimile of the Moore Bede (CUL Kk.5.16) which is — almost certainly — the earliest copy of Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum made not so very long after Bede's death in 735. 

The direct link to the facsimile is here: http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-KK-00005-00016/1 


Lambeth Palace Library Greek MS Descriptive Catalogue is now freely accessible online:



Journal Issue Online

The open access version of the medieval journal published by the French School in Rome (Mélanges de l’École française de Rome. Moyen Âge, 128.1, 2016), that is mainly dedicated to „The Rise of Humanist Rhetoric : Networks, Models and Vectors“, is now available online : http://mefrm.revues.org/


Digitization project: Codex Eyckensis and a 10th century Gospel Book digitized by the Museums Department of Maaseik in Belgium
Press Release: Codex Eyckensis


The Sciola Grant for Research in Italy

Sponsored by the Diana M. Sciola Endowment for Excellence to support research on Catholic Tradition and Italian Artistic Culture

The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) invites those undergraduates and graduate students in all Arts and Letters disciplines whose research interests address the impact of Catholic traditions upon Italian artistic culture to submit proposals to the Sciola Grant Program.  In order to be eligible for funding, research must take place in Italy. The Sciola Family Endowment supports projects that study the various ways in which the Catholic tradition has influenced the visual arts, theatre, architecture, fashion, music, cinema, literature, design, culinary arts and photography throughout the ages. 

A double-spaced, 3-page proposal, budget, and a letter of recommendation are required of both undergraduates and graduates. Proposals should make clear the connection between Catholic tradition and the artistic expression under study.

For details concerning the submission of applications as well as post-grant requirements, see UROP Proposal Requirements for Academic Year & Summer Submissions. Undergraduates must upload their application materials to UrApply  (including health form and parental consent); graduate students should email their completed applications, along with a Sciola Grant Proposal Cover Sheet, to Therese Blacketor

See Grant Post-Award Requirements for the required final report guidelines.

Maximum award $2,500. Proposals accepted on a rolling basis.


Loveden Hill Urn 3D model now online

Colleagues with research and teaching interests in early Old English, runeology, material culture, archaeology, or digital humanities, may be interested in a small project on the Loveden Hill cremation urn which has just been completed by colleagues in Leicester and Nottingham (Martin Findell), with Dominic Powlesland (The Landscape Research Centre) and the generous support of the Trustees of the British Museum and the Museum's Department of Britain, Europe and Prehistory. 

Using digital photogrammetry, Dominic has created a dynamic 3D model of this 6th C cremation urn, which carries one of the earliest examples of written Old English, in runic script. The module is hosted on the British Museum's Sketchfab site and is free and accessible to all. You can view it at 3 resolutions, (LD, SD, HD – low, standard, high), and the files are small enough for you to view it in HD on your mobile phone (something to impress even your high-tech students). Annotations have been provided, but you can switch these off using the tools in the lower right hand corner of the screen.

The short URL to the site is here: https://skfb.ly/IYCq 

The model allows you to rotate the pot, as if you were holding it – which is what you need to do to read the inscription, and – indeed – to have written it in the first place. The model should therefore enable a more sophisticated contextual analysis of the inscription than hitherto possible, alongside the linguistic and graphic analysis of the runes (indeed, this will form part of Martin Findell's forthcoming book, arising from his Impact of Diasporas project). The potential of this type of technology for creating and sharing research and teaching tools is plain to see.   

Dominic, Martin and I have written a blog for those of you interested in the methods used to create the model, and for more information about the pot and the inscription. This can be found on the LRC website: http://www.landscaperesearchcentre.org/wp/?p=92 . Here you can also download two PDF files. These contain scaleable, dynamic versions of the model, so that you can measure it, create cross sections, and use the model off-line.


Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources now freely available online

The project is delighted to announce that the text of the DMLBS has been made available under license to the Logeion project hosted by the University of Chicago and is now accessible via the Logeion interface at http://logeion.uchicago.edu/.

The Logeion interface, which does not require a subscription of any kind, allows searching of all its many dictionaries by headword. (More advanced forms of searching across the DMLBS text are available via the subscription-based Brepolis.net platform.) We very much hope that this new way of accessing the dictionary will be appreciated by medieval scholars across the world. We would, of course, encourage users nevertheless to buy a copy of the printed dictionary as well!


Newberry Library French Renaissance Paleography Project now online. 

A self-help tool that provides integrated access to an archive of historically significant, visually captivating manuscripts held in the collection of the Newberry Library and other North American repositories. Via interactive maps, faceted browsing, and keyword searches, users can explore more than 100 French manuscript documents written between 1300 and 1700, page through a dozen historical calligraphy books, view a half-dozen historical maps, practice transcribing the documents, and more. 



British Library Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Digitisation Master List (1429 items) now online : http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/files/bl-amem-digitised-manuscripts-master-list.pdf


St. Stephen's Project

Ever wondered how a medieval palace chapel was built? St Stephen's Chapel, Westminster (constructed 1292-1363) was one of the most influential buildings of its age, and extensive records of its creation survive in the National Archives, London. From 21st November 2015, we will be using Twitter to post a live feed of a whole year of the chapel's building accounts (1323-24) in real time. It will be updated twice weekly, showing details of materials, workmen and techniques which give a unique glimpse into the world of medieval building.

Follow us at https://twitter.com/SSC_Live.

This Twitter feed forms part of the Virtual St Stephen's Project based at the University of York, a facet of the wider AHRC-funded interdisciplinary project St Stephen's Chapel, Westminster: Visual & Political Culture 1292-1941. The accounts we are using are being transcribed and translated for publication as a critical edition by Dr Maureen Jurkowski and Prof. Tim Ayers. This project is generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust.



Yours sincerely,
The Virtual St Stephen's Team
The University of York

Partner institutions:
Arts & Humanities Research Council
Houses of Parliament
The Institute of Historical Research
The History of Parliament


The Utrecht Psalter Online



The Gothic Ivories Project, the Courtauld Institute

The Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame has recently contributed works to the collection of Gothic ivories assembled by the Courtauld Institute.

The entire project can be viewed here: Gothic Ivories Project, Courtauld

The Snite’s contributions can be viewed here: Snite Gothic Ivories


Calendar of Saints in Byzantine Manuscripts and Frescoes

The Index of Christian Art, Princeton University

This is a new resource taken from the work of Lois Drewer, published posthumously.  For more information, see the project’s website.


The British Library: Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

The British Library has put many of its online manuscript images into the public domain.

Welcome to the Digital Catalogue