I recently had a chapter published in Spaces for Reading in Later Medieval England, edited by Mary Flannery and Carrie Griffin (New York, 2016). My bit’s about the various fixed physical markers for navigation that we find in medieval manuscripts—tabs, … Continue reading
Author Archives: Daniel Sawyer
Three years, two months and four days after starting, I submitted my thesis on 16 December 2015! This is not the end, of course. My viva is scheduled early next month, and I will probably make minor or major corrections. … Continue reading
When I last wrote some practical notes about accessing manuscripts at the Bodleian, Special Collections was still in its temporary home while the fancy new Weston Library was being constructed. That fancy new library is now up and running, and … Continue reading
There is a lot of advice about academic writing on the internet, usually full of imperative verbs, and I don’t feel I’m really qualified to add to it. But when I started out as a postgraduate I would have liked … Continue reading
Before I witter about what I’ve been up to, some links. Jenni Nuttall has been writing a series of helpful guides to different aspects of Middle English poetics on her blog. I can see these being primarily useful for an … Continue reading
Since my last post news has come that the University of London is reconsidering the closure of the Institute of English Studies. Which is good. Let’s hope the IES is saved.
First of all, a long-overdue link: Colleen Curran wrote up these notes on using the Vatican Library. I was linking to them in a post I half-drafted a month ago, but the post died in draft! So I’ve linked them … Continue reading
I’ve updated the material in this post to refer to the Bodleian’s new Weston Library here.
I’m told that my notes on making manuscript research trips to the British Library were useful, so here’s something in a similar vein for another library with very significant manuscript holdings, Cambridge University Library.
Reading this useful post on registering at the British Library reminded me that I’d been meaning to write up some practical remarks on visiting the place: things I wish I’d known myself when I started making trips there. I’m sure … Continue reading