I’m writing up a few more extended thoughts on the joint Early Book Society / John Gower Society conference last week, but for the moment I thought I’d share this useful(?) diagram: When I was an MSt student preparing to … Continue reading
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I enjoyed speaking at the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, and I hope the audience got something out of it! They were a kind, engaged set of listeners and they asked very useful questions. Those questions prompted this post. In … Continue reading
Prompted by the work I’m doing on the Wycliffite Bible project, I’m going to throw some thoughts at the wall and see if any stick. Transcription is a significant part of the project work at the moment: an early step … Continue reading
A quick note: on Monday I’ll be speaking at this year’s Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School. I’m not there as a digital humanities expert—I’m a long way from that—but I’m going to work through some ‘live’ manuscripts on the … Continue reading
A few weeks ago I attended a fascinating interdisciplinary workshop on the medieval list, and I wrote a blog post about it for the TORCH site. Drawing on the distinctions I made there, I wound up producing some some extra … Continue reading
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
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.