Devotion and Digitisation: Medieval Prayer Manuscripts and their Online Images

On the 8th of March, I gave a keynote paper at a two-day workshop at Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf, titled ‘Devotion and Digitisation: Medieval Prayer Manuscripts and their Online Images’.  I’ve written elsewhere that, whenever I publish a formal academic work, I back it up with a ‘non-identical twin’, an accompanying blogpost which handles the same subject…

BL blogpost: Cats, get off the page!

Together with my colleague Eleanor Jackson, I have written another blogpost for the British Library’s Medieval Manuscripts blog for your post-Christmas enjoyment.  What can we tell about manuscripts which have feline pawprints all over them?  Pour yourself a glass of mulled wine and enjoy.  And get that cat off your keyboard. Cats, get off the…

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. As this…

Medieval England and France, 700-1200

The project that my team have been working on for the past few years is now complete!  The British Library’s website Medieval England and France, 700-1200 is now live, along with its companion site at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, France-Angleterre: manuscrits médiévaux entre 700 et 1200, both supported by the Polonsky Foundation. The British…

Medieval Illumination: Manuscript Art in England and France

An important milestone has been reached in the Polonsky Foundation England and France Project: Manuscripts from the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, 700-1200.  The book which accompanies the project has now been published, in paperback, in English and in French. Medieval Illumination: Manuscript Art in England and France, edited by Kathleen Doyle…

BL blogpost: Wynflæd and the price of fashion

There is a new post on the British Library’s Medieval Manuscripts Blog today, by my colleague Alison Hudson, to which I have contributed.  It’s on a text which I have written about here before, the will of Wynflæd, the earliest surviving will by an English woman. Wynflæd and the price of fashion

Loveliest of women, work of God

At the start of June, I took place in a dramatised version of the Old English poem known as Genesis B, staged as part of the conference Down There: Uncovering the Infernal in the Early Middle Ages at University College London. Now that the play is over, I thought it might be time for a…

BL blogpost: Naming a royal baby

Together with my colleague Alison Hudson, I have written a blogpost for the British Library’s Medieval Manuscripts Blog on early medieval royal names.  Enjoy! Naming a royal baby

New job: Polonsky Pre-1200 England and France Digitisation Project (700-1200)

As mentioned in previous posts, I have recently moved to London to begin a new job: I have joined the Polonsky Pre-1200 England and France Digitisation Project (700-1200) team at the British Library as the digitisation Project Officer.  You can read more about the project here. These manuscripts, and many more, have already been digitised…

The things we leave behind

So we are in December now!  Apologies for the late blogpost: I have big changes coming up (good ones), including a house move, so I have been furiously sorting and packing a lot of stuff.  In particular, I have a lot of books, most of which will be going into storage courtesy of a kind…