New job! (again)

As discussed in a recent post, the websites of the Polonsky Foundation England and France 700-1200 digitisation project have now been launched: 800 manuscripts from the British Library and Bibliothèque nationale de France can be found fully digitised on this site, while another, interpretative website hosts several fascinating articles and videos about them.

A gold-illuminated image of St Dunstan copying the rule of St Benedict
St Dunstan copying the Rule of St Benedict.  London, British Library Royal MS 10 A XIII/1, f. 2v; for more details, see the project website here.

As this project is now coming to an end, I have moved to the British Library’s Heritage Made Digital section, a team dedicated to making manuscript and early printed material, from across different places and eras, available online. Do keep in touch with our work by following us on Twitter, @BL_MadeDigital.

An early printed copy of the Canterbury Tales, featuring a woodcut of a pilgrim on horseback
The prologue to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in Caxton’s early printed copy, digitised by the British Library, G.11586



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  1. Wow!!! What an great amount of work, but now it will be made available to the public! Thank you!


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