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Consuelo Dutschke, curator of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts at Columbia University, has been awarded the Medieval Academy of America’s Kindrick-Cara Award for her work on the Digital Scriptorium project. The Committee praised Dr. Dutschke’s “tireless and expert work with manuscript collections in libraries across the country. But this award specifically recognizes her leadership in the creation and […]
A great opportunity for collaborative, open-access scholarship in relation to manuscript studies: “The Manuscripts Lab” is a digital collaboration between Cambridge and Stanford that promotes the study of manuscripts. The Lab aims to provide a digital forum for collaborative work, whether research or pedagogical, across universities and thus promote the study and research of handwritten […]
Durham Priory Library Recreated, an exciting collaborative digitization project between Durham University and Durham Cathedral, has been launched. The project aims to create an online, digital version of Durham Cathedral’s Priory Library, which is Britain’s best preserved medieval and Renaissance monastic library and a collection of international significance. With around 480 manuscript volumes dating from the […]
Melissa Vise (visiting professor of Italian at NYU) is organizing an informal Medieval Latin reading group for graduate students. The idea is to have weekly, low-stakes but still guided work with Medieval Latin. The organizational meeting will take place on Thursday, December 10 at 7 PM in the Library of the Casa Italiana, and meetings will take place […]
The Virtual St. Stephen’s Project, at the University of York in the UK, is an ongoing AHRC-funded interdisciplinary research project on St Stephen’s Chapel, Westminster as a building and institution from 1292-1941. Below, please find a message from the Project’s team: Ever wondered how a medieval palace chapel was built? St Stephen’s Chapel, Westminster (constructed […]
Below, please find a message from the Medieval Academy of America: Self-Nominations for the MAA Graduate Student Committee Deadline: 15 December 2015 The Medieval Academy of America is currently accepting self-nominations for vacancies opening up on the Graduate Student Committee (GSC) for the 2016-2018 term. The GSC comprises five members appointed for a two- year […]
A wonderful new resource designed to explore the urban soundscapes of Andalusia from c. 1200-1800 is available at http://www.historicalsoundscapes.com/#/en. Check it out — it’s fascinating!
We congratulate Professor Seth Kimmel, assistant professor of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University and a Columbia alumnus, on the publication of his latest book, Parables of Coercion: Conversion and Knowledge at the End of Islamic Spain (University of Chicago Press, 2015). More information on the book can be found at this link: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/P/bo20698091.html A […]
The Hill Museum and Manuscript Library has launched vHMML (virtual Hill Museum & Manuscript Library) <http://www.vhmml.org/>, and it is an excellent new resource for the study of manuscripts in their collection, which will now be available to peruse online. In addition, vHMML has many other resources: instruction in Latin and Syriac scripts in School<http://www.vhmml.org/school>, Latin and […]
History professor Joel Kaye has just received the 2015 Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History, awarded by the American Philosophical Society, for his book A History of Balance, 1250-1375 (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Congratulations, Professor Kaye!