News & Views

[First published on our old website on 16 May 2012, with updates here]

Here we post news about the research, activities, and publications of our Officers, Trustees, Associates, Advisers, and Volunteers. We gladly celebrate their accomplishments with the wider world.

Ege MS 41, Gregory's Dialogues III, chapter 13, lines 1-3, reproduced by permission

‘Nuper (=’Recently”) . . . ‘

Newest News

The Takamiya Collection of Medieval Manuscripts and Documents now at the Beinecke Library

The Takamiya Collection of Medieval English Manuscripts assembled by our Associate Toshiyuki Takamiya over decades since 1968 has now moved to the Beinecke Library at Yale, where it finds a welcoming home.  In 2017, this transfer yields an impressive series of events and an illustrated catalogue in full color:

  • an exhibition at the Library showcases highlights of this collection together with selected manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library: Making the Medieval English Book, on display from 1 September to 10 December 2017,
  • an associated conference on 6–7 October 2017 focuses on the scope of the collection, with contributions by numerous experts (including some Associates of the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, among them Toshiyuki Takamiya himself): Conference, and
  • a published catalogue illustrates and describes the collection:  Raymond Clemens, Diane Ducharme, and Emily Ulrich, A Gathering of Medieval English Manuscripts: The Takamiya Collection at the Beinecke Library (Yale University, 2017).

It is a special treat to see both on display at the Beinecke and in the exhibition Catalogue the very Takamiya fragments which, with Toshi’s characteristic generosity, visited the Parker Library and served as focus for our 1994 Seminar on “Medieval Manuscript Fragments”.  For example:  Takamiya MSS 21, 89, and 90 (described and illustrated by Clemens et al., pages 36–37 and 42).

Long View of the Takamiya Collection Exhibition at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in September 2017. Photograph by Mildred Budny.

Case Study of the Takamiya Collection Exhibition at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in September 2017. Photograph by Mildred Budny.

We look forward to learning more from the Takamiya Collection Conference.

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"Bembino" Booklet CoverNew Version of Our Font Bembino

New Version 1.4.  Launched on 2 April 2017.

More languages, more features.  And an updated Booklet describing and illustrating the font. All for FREE.

See here: Bembino.

We advance with the preparations for the next Version.  It will include, for example, Ethiopic, by special request.  Thus it will extend the usefulness beyond the diacritics for Ethiopic, which (by special request) Bembino has included from its very first issued Version.

We welcome suggestions and requests.  Please contact us.

People: Officers, Associates & Volunteers

We celebrate transitions, accomplishments, awards, publications.

Retirement

Adelaide Bennett holds up the newly presented leaf from a dismembered Book of Hours which she saw, while still whole, years ago.

Adelaide approaching retirement and “Turning Over a New Leaf”

Adelaide Bennett Hagens

Congratulations to our Trustee Adelaide Bennett Hagens upon her retirement on 1 July 2016 from the Index of Christian Art at Princeton University. With thanks for her contributions to the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence as a faithful Trustee, we now present a Page on our website devoted to reporting her list of publications and interests: Adelaide Bennett Hagens. We look forward to the next stages of her research.

Congratulations also for the 2 Sessions in Adelaide’s honor, organized by the Index of Christian Art at Princeton University, at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies in May 2017.   Details and some pictures in our 2017 international Congress on Medieval Studies Report.

Congress Sessions in Honor of Scholars, Teachers, Colleagues

Adelaide Bennett Hagens

See above!

Richard K. Emmerson

Congratulations also to our Trustee Richard K. Emmerson for the Sessions in his honor at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies. See, for example, our 2017 International Congress on Medieval Studies Report.

Publications & Awards

Emily Rose

Congratulations to our Sponsor, Emily Rose, for the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award of The Phi Beta Kappa Society for her first book, The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe (Oxford University Press, 2015). The Ralph Waldo Emerson Award honors “scholarly studies that contribute significantly to interpretations of the intellectual and cultural condition of humanity, including works in the fields of history, philosophy and religion as well as such fields as anthropology and the social sciences.” Previous winners include such eminent authors as Richard Hofstadter, Howard Mumford Jones, Peter Gay, Eugen Weber, Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, Peter Brown, Carl N. Degler, Gordon S. Wood, Caroline Walker Bynum, Jill Lepore and David Nirenberg. Currently Emily is Visiting Scholar in the Program in Medieval Studies at Harvard University.

The Hosts of the Party engage in animated conversation. Photography © Mildred Budny

“Enlightened”: Emily Rose at the 2014 Anniversary Party

Her generous hospitality and sponsorship for Research Group Events over the years are recorded gladly on many pages of our website. One of the many happy occasions is the 2014 Anniversary Party. We look forward with great interest to the next stages in her research, including her next book.

       Timothy C. Graham

Congratulations to our Associate, Prof. Timothy C. Graham, for his 2016 CARA Excellence in Teaching Award from the Medieval Academy of America!  We first met Tim when he arrived as the Research Assistant for the 5-year Leverhulme Trust Research Project on ‘Anglo-Saxon and Related Manuscripts’ at the Parker Library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (1989–1994).  As one of the Founder Members of the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, which emerged from that Project, Tim generously contributed his dedication and expertise to the intensive research process and its many discoveries.  We admire his progress over the years as scholar, colleague, administrator, and teacher, and express good wishes for his every endeavor.

Interviews

Some People Tell Our Story

     Booklet Page 1 of the 'Interview with our Font & Layout Designer' (2015-16)  Leslie J. French

The first in a Series of Interviews for our website invites our Associate Leslie J. French to describe the steps through which our distinctive design approach developed.  His designs are responsible for, among many other things since the beginning of our organization, most of our Publications (but not our website, the donation of our Webmaster). They include our Logo, the Illustrated Catalogue of Insular, Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman Manuscript Art at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, our Illustrated Bulletin ShelfLife, our Style Manifesto, our Posters and Program Booklets, and our copyright multilingual font Bembino.  That this font, and the other designs, are his donation to the Research Group, is subject for our thanks and celebration.

Responding to a set of questions, Leslie decided to present the responses in printed form, in a booklet set in our font and with our design principles.  The interviewer’s description presents the Interview with Our Font and Layout Designer.  Enjoy!

       Mildred Budny

Helen Müller at Home lightened NYC May 1974

With Helen Maguire Muller (Vassar ’44) at her home in New York City, May 1974

A radio interview with our Director airs on Wednesday, 12 October, on The Library Café, hosted by Thomas Hill, Art Librarian of Vassar College. The series can be heard live on WVKR FM 91.3 Wednesday afternoons between 12:00 Noon and 1:00 p.m. ET (17.00-18.00 GMT) during the academic year.

Delighted to join Tom’s series, our Director reflects on formative educational experiences, ranging from the Sidwell Friends School and Vassar College, to University College London, the University of Cambridge, and beyond. Names are Named. Including some dedicated teachers, patrons, and friends, and some favorite libraries and manuscripts.  Others, too, but that would be a longer program or a follow-up. Meanwhile, we offer a happy illustrated souvenir of A Visit to the Library Café.

Tom’s invitation has inspired a series of reports and reflections, with the benefit, wisdom, and empathy of Hindsight, from the Research Group Archives recording for our website the remarkable series of Seminars and Workshops on “The Evidence of Manuscripts” which accompanied our first Research Project and launched our long-term program of Events and Conference Activities.  As the series of reports has unfolded over the summer of 2016, some of our Associates have said that they wished that they had known about us then and could have attended.  Here is a way to be there, and without the jetlag.  Enjoy!

Miss Mistie Looks Quizzical. Photography © Mildred Budny.

“Quizzical”. Photography © Mildred Budny.

   A CopyCat Editor also Volunteers

Just for fun and pun, an interview with our CopyCat Editor In Residence, a lovely Purrsian cat who sometimes, when we have the occasion to house-sit for her, gives expert advice and encouragement for the preparations of our Events.  Naturally, we serve as willing Lap for her as LapCat, while we work at the LapTop, all in LapTipTop Fashion.

As volunteer CopyCat Editor, she often sprawls across our proof-sheets or photographs (with permission).  In this way, she beautifully Lies Down On The Job.

Our first exclusive interview with her — Center Fold in our blog — has led, by popular request, to the opening of her very own Fan Page.

Appointments and Promotions

Clair Fanger

Congratulations to our Associate Claire Fanger for the accomplishment of tenure as Associate Professor in the Religion Department at Rice University! Her interests and publications are many and varied. Following her work over the years, partly through our collaboration in the co-sponsored Sessions with the Societas Magica at the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies, we gladly celebrate this next stage in her teaching and research.

Publications

Judith H. Oliver and Henry D. Schilb

Congratulations to our Associates, Dr. Henry D. Schilb and Prof. Emerita Judith H. Oliver, for the publication of their articles in the collection of essays, edited by Susan Boynton and Diane J. Reilly, on Resounding Images:  Medieval Intersections of Art, Music, and Sound (Brepols, 2016).

Sean M. Winslow

Congratulations to our Associate Sean M. Winslow for the completion in November 2015 of his Ph.D. dissertation for the University of Toronto on Ethiopian Manuscript Culture: Practices and Contexts, now available for download.  A publication we have been waiting for!  For example, as we were preparing to launch our multilingual font Bembino, his request for Ethiopic diacritics expanded its scope fundamentally.  We are glad for these requests.

Jesse D. Hurlbut

We welcome the publication of ‘The Mystic Lamb of Ghent: Aldermen’s Seal, Altarpiece, and Tableau Vivant by our Associate and Webmaster, Jesse D. Hurlbut, in the collection of essays on Medieval Coins and Seals: Constructing Identity, Signifying Power, edited by Susan Solway (Brepols, 2015).  We learned of this paper through a preview, in connection with our own sponsored Research Project on Medieval Seals, Seal Matrices & Documents.   Reading a preview of this paper with admiration, we have looked forward to its publication, now accomplished.  It focuses on an intricate aspect of a complex, dynamic subject, which we find fascinating.

Gregory T. Clark

Dustjacket cover for the book on 'Art in a Time of War' (2016) by Gregory T. Clark, including part of an illuminated manuscript image from a Book of Hours made in Paris circa 1415 to 1425Congratulations to our new Associate, Prof. Gregory T. Clark, for his new publication of Art in a Time of War: The Master of Morgan 453 and Manuscript Illumination in Paris during the English Occupation (1419–1435 (2016). We have eagerly awaited its appearance.  This richly illustrated book, published by the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, grew from Greg’s doctoral dissertation (Princeton, 1988).  The analysis of so rich a range of manuscripts is illuminating indeed.

We thank him for the gift of a copy of the book.  Happily, we show the front cover of its dust jacket.  The image shows the illustration in a Book of Hours of the ‘Angels Calling on Jewish Men to Receive the Holy Spirit’ (corresponding to the Acts of the Apostles 2:43), painted by the ‘Master of Morgan 453’ in Paris circa 1415–1420.

The illustration appears in New York, Morgan Library and Museum, MS M.1000, fol. 148v. We show its full page, and encourage you to visit the full series of illustrations in this book displayed on the Corsair website. The same Master’s work is also on view for Morgan Library and Museum, MS M.453, another Book of Hours in the same collection. Beautiful work.

Morgan Library and Museum, MS M.1000, folio 148 verso, reproduced by permission

Morgan Library and Museum, MS M.1000, folio 148 verso

Front Cover for 'The Erdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology', edited by Corby Finney.

A magnificent accomplishment.

Paul Corby Finney

Congratulations to Paul Corby Finney for the magnificent set of illustrated volumes which offer a comprehensive guide to the complex, wide-ranging, and endlessly fascinating materials which represent the legacy, and challenges, of Early Christian Art and Archaeology.  A labor of love, pertinacity, resourcefulness, dedication, and generosity, his editorship of The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology (2017) has resulted, happily, in a substantial publication which graces our shelves in a prominent, and prized place.

We thank Corby for his generous gift of the books, and we happily report that already they have become a regular companion as our researches and conversations about a myriad of subjects guide us to their pages for explanations, descriptions, bibliographical references, and directions for further explorations.  Excellent!

New Associates

With thanks for their contributions and support, we welcome the new Honorary Invited Associates:Prof. Charles E. Barber, Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University (Charles Barber, Professor)

  • Dr. Benjamin L. Albritton
    Stanford University Libraries, Stanford University (Benjamin Albritton)
  • Prof. Alison Altstatt, Music Department, University of Northern Iowa (Alison Altstatt)
  • Prof. Gregory T. Clark, Department of Art and Art History, Sewanee: The University of the South (Greg Clark)
  • Prof. Emerita Helen Damico, Department of English, University of New Mexico
    (Helen Damico)
  • Dr. Eric Johnston, Rare Books and Manuscript Library, The Ohio State University
    (Eric Johnston)
  • Dr. Thomas E. Hill, Art Librarian, Vassar College (Thomas Hill)
  • Prof. Robert Kaster, Department of Classics, Princeton University
    (Bob Kaster)
  • Mr. Jesse Meyer, Pergamena, Montgomery, New York
Jesse Meyers demonstrates a squirrel skin at the Research Group's Session on Medieval Writing Materials at the 2016 International Congress on Medieval Studies

Jesse at our 2016 Congress Session

  • Dr. Pamela Patton, Index of Medieval Art (formerly Index of Christian Art), Princeton University
    (Pamela Patton)
  • Dr. Lynn Ransom, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, University of Pennsylvania
    (SIMS Staff and Lynn Ransom)
  • Prof. Michael Ryan, Department of History, University of New Mexico
    (Michael Ryan)
  • Dr. William M. Voelkle
    Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York (William Voelkle’s Blog)
  • Prof. Emeritus Thomas Waldman
    Department of History, University of Pennsylvania (Thomas Waldman)

Our Associates are named in full here.  So glad for their help!

Our new Emissary Stavros Stavroulias at the 2017 International Congress on Medieval Studies. Photography by Mildred Budny.Our New Emissary

As part of our Activities at the 2017 International Congress on Medieval Studies, reported partly in the 2017 Congress Report and our Business Meetings, we created a new position and appointed our first Emissary.  Congratulations to Stavros Stavroulias!

(P.S. Our Honorary Trustee, James Marrow, suggests that we might also appoint a Nuncio. Even more than one. Volunteers?)

Our Volunteer CopyCat Editor

An interview with our specially appointed CopyCat Editor describes her traits, habits, and contributions to our activities: Center Fold.

By popular request, following this event, we formed the Mistie Fan Club, with her very own Fan Page.

Reports and Booklets in 2017

Reports and Booklets in 2015 & 2016

  • Continuing posts for this blog, now with its own Contents List
    List of the Posts grouped by Subjects, Thumbnails Included

For their help in preparing these reports, we thank

  • our Associate Lisa Fagin Davis (Editor of the CARA Newsletter)
  • our Associate Valerio Cappozzo (Organizer of his 2015 Session and Co-Editor of its Booklet)
  • Susan L’Engle (Editor of the ‘Manuscripts On My Mind’ Newsletter)
  • our Associate Ioana Georgescu (Co-Editor of the 2015 Business Meeting Agenda)
  • our Associates Barbara Shailor, Lisa Fagin Davis, and Genevra Kornbluth, as well as Raymond Clemens, Brigitte Bedoz-Rezak, and Dot Porter (Donors of Images for the Posters and Program Booklet for the ‘Words & Deeds’ Symposium)
  • Susan L’Engle (Editor of the ‘Manuscripts On My Mind’ Newsletter)
  • our Associate Florin Curta (Co-Organizer of the 2016 Sessions and Adviser for their Booklet)
  • our Editor-in-Chief

For their authorship, we thank

  • our Associate Leslie J. French (‘New Testament Leaves in Old Armenian’)
  • our principal Blogger, our Director Mildred Budny (‘Manuscript Studies’)
  • the Authors of Abstracts of Papers for our Booklets (‘Predicting the Past’, ‘Words & Deeds’, ‘Crusading and the Byzantine Legacy’, and ‘The Medieval Balkans as Mirror’)
  • the Princeton Trustees of the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence (Appeal Letters).

For their responses to the 2015 Appeal, and the start of the 2016 Appeal, we thank all our Donors, Sponsors & Contributors.

Events & Congress Activities

I. Seminars, Symposia, Colloquia & Other Events

The Events sponsored and co-sponsored by the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence include seminars, masterclasses, exhibitions, workshops, colloquia, and symposia, which take place at various centers. These events stand apart from the Congress sessions and other activities (exhibitions, meetings, and receptions) which the Research Group sponsors and co-sponsors at the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies, as reported in our Congress Archive.

Our Events focus upon a wide variety of subjects and approaches, promoting discourse between fields of study and between experts, students, and the wider world.

2016 Symposium on Words & Deeds

Poster for 2014 Symposium on 'Recollections of the Past', laid out in the RGME font Bembino and illustrated with 2 images from a dismembered Book of Hours. Images courtesy of Adelaide BennettOur Symposium at Princeton University took place in March 2016.  It continues the ‘New series’ of Symposia, which followed the Symposia on ‘The Transmission of the Bible’:

Updates and Reports appear in our Events Blog.

A Pair of Panels at the M-MLA Conference in November

For the first time, in 2016 the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence sponsors two Panels at the Conference of the Midwest Modern Language Association, held in November at St. Louis, Missouri.  They are organized by Justin Hastings (Department of English, Loyola University College, Chicago).  In keeping with the conference’s theme of “Border States”, it focused upon Marginalia in Manuscripts and Printed Books in North America.

The success of these panels led to a continuation of the new tradition, with another sponsored panel at the 2017 Conference, to be held in November at Cleveland. Organized by Justin Hastings, this panel focuses upon “Artists, Activists, and Manuscript Evidence”.

You may Subscribe to the RGMEnewsletter and visit our FaceBook Page for news and comments.

II. Activities at the Annual Congress = the International Congress on Medieval Studies

Invitation for Reception at the 2015 International Congress on Medieval Studies co-sponsored by the Societas Magica, the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, and the Index of Christian Art at Princeton UniversityThese Congress Activities include Sessions, both Sponsored and Co-Sponsored.

On occasion at the Congresses, we also hold

The full series of activities at the Congress, their preparations, and updates, appears in our Congress Archive.

2017 Congress

As the next Congress Program comes into view, we announce the Preparations for our Sessions and Activities at the 2017 Congress.  Also, we aim to publish the Abstracts for their Papers, as is our custom, once the Program has settled into place.

Publications Online & in Print

We offer a full list (1990–) of our Publications.   Many are available freely for download.

The current version of our high-quality copyright digital multilingual font Bembino is available freely for download and use.  You see it in practice here on our website.  The newest version is 1.4 (April 2017).

Our E-Newsletter

The first issue of the RGME-Newsletter ShelfMarks (Autumn, 2014) contains a review of the series volume on Patronage: Power & Agency in Medieval Art (2012) and the first two volumes ([formerly] available freely) of the series of Index of Christian Art Online Publications, recording the conference proceedings devoted to The Digital World of Art History, I (2012) and II (2013).  The review appears here.
Masthead for ShelfMarks, the newsletter of the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, laid out in RGME Bembino

The first issue of the Newsletter ShelfMarks, co-edited by Mildred Budny and our Associate Jim Tigwell, appears in full:
ShelfMarks, Volume 1, Number 1 (PDF).  You might Subscribe here.

Papers From Our Congress Sessions

On our website, we have begun to publish some Papers from our Congress Sessions.

The first is David W. Sorenson’s Paper on ‘Semi-Official Counterfeiting within the French Mints 1380–1422 and What It Tells Us’, presented at the 2015 Congress. The paper is available freely for download.

The second is Mildred Budny’s Paper on ‘No Snap Decisions: Challenges of Manuscript Photography’ at the 1995 Congress. In the form of a webpage, this publication combines the Abstract already published in 1994 with the Paper itself, plus added links, notes, illustrations, observations, and updates.

Some recent Publications are listed above, among the Reports.

Promotional Offer for The Illustrated Catalogue

Front Covers for Volumes I & II of 'Insular, Anglo-Saxon, and Anglo-Norman Manuscript Art at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge: An Illustrated Catalogue' by Mildred Budny, with the title of the publication and the gold-stamped logo of the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, co-publisher of the volumesMB Catalogue Cover II logo croppedIn a new development (February 2016), we present a
Special Promotional Offer
for our largest publication and co-publication so far.
This is the Illustrated Catalogue of
Insular, Anglo-Saxon, and Early Anglo-Norman Manuscript Art
at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
(2 volumes).

See the details of the Promotional Offer.

The ‘Illustrated Handlist’

Detail of recto of leaf from an Italian Giant Bible. Photography by Mildred Budny

Budny Handlist 1, Detail

Several years in the making, our Illustrated Handlist describes and illustrates the items from a cumulative assembly of medieval and early modern manuscripts, documents, and printed materials which have undergone conservation, photography, and detailed research by Mildred Budny.

The unfolding publication of the Handlist, in stages, includes some detailed Reports of individual Items in our Blog on Manuscript Studies, as indicated in its Contents List; in some Papers for our Congress Sessions, as indicated among their Abstracts; and elsewhere.

The overview of the Handlist, in the form of a unified Contents List grouped mainly by category of writing media, language(s), and textual genres, identifies the individual materials, their contents, their dates or probable dates and places of origin, their sources of acquisition, and other elements of interest.  The Handlist subdivides into parts and sub-sections according to the

  • writing medium or media (parchment, paper, composite, etc)
  • type of text (manuscript or fragment thereof, document, printed material)
  • language (Latin and/or vernacular, with 1 addition to a Latin early printed book in Greek).

Within each part or section, the sequence is more-or-less chronological, insofar as dating criteria are available.

Detail of verso of a leaf from the Office of the Dead in a Book of Hours, with the polychrome Initial M (of 'Manus') with an inset pair of trefoil leaves or fruits against gold leaf background. Photograph © Mildred Budny

M for ‘Manus’

Blog on ‘Manuscript Studies’

Our Manuscript Studies blog (2015–) continues to grow, now with its own Contents List.

The posts for 2016 continue to appear:

  • A Part-Leaf from the ‘Life of Saint Blaise’, from a Latin lectionary (February portion, presumably) reused — still — as the cover for an 18th-century paper notebook with French receipts for the area of Plauzat in the Auvergne
  • Written in the Stars, with a pair of single, continuous, leaves in Latin from the end of a Roman Breviary rounding up with lections from Patristic sermons emphatically denying the powers of astrology, inspired by the Epiphany and the role of the Star(s) in divine destiny
  • Spoonful of Sugar, with a bifolium from a Latin treatise on medical substances, retrieved from its reuse as a binding cover somewhere
  • The CopyCat Editor Lying Down On The Job. Photography © Mildred Budny, reproduced by permission.Center Fold, with a light-hearted “interview” with our new CopyCat Editor, who took a paws-on approach to the process of editing the Program Booklet for our 2016 Symposium
  • Cover-Up, with a bifolium from a late 13th or early 14th-century Latin Psalter or Breviary still in position, reused on the cover of an 18th-century paper notebook with Receipts in French from Dijon and its region, extending mostly from the French Revolution to the Napoleonic Wars
  • Lillian Vail Dymond, with a personal view of the impact of adoption and name changes upon the bureaucratic record of an individual across time and place, with observations for the study of medieval records as well as modern ones, in a post by our new Associate and Guest-Blogger, Linde M. Brocato
  • It’s a Wrap, with the report of a leaf from the Latin Novels of Justinian’s Code, which, made most probably at Bologna or Padua circa 1260-1280 and provided with some glosses as commentary, found reuse as a wrapper, pasted and folded, with added tie, for other stuff of one sort or another
  • A Part-Leaf from Bede’s Homilies on the Gospels, with the identification of a fragment from a 14th-century copy, perhaps made in France, of Bede’s Homily II, 6, on Mark 7:31–37 for Holy Saturday, marked for lection, and reused as part of a cover for a land ledger, but now retrieved as a scrap on its own

Watch for more to come.  Follow the blog and see its Contents List.

From the Archives

Logo of the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence (colour version)As the Research Group continues to report its history, sampling the records of its activities for presentation on this website, we notice some highlights among recent posts and pages.

Detail of an opened book in a late-medieval manuscript illustration

Photography © Mildred Budny

Indexes of Authors of Abstracts of Papers for Events, including both

These Indexes perform similar services for the Events as do those (already in place by 2015) for the Congress Papers.

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Image Credits

P.S.  For information about the image of an opened book shown here at the right,
view our blogpost on The Mass of Saint Gregory, Illustrated.

We thank Joshua O’Driscoll of The Morgan Museum & Library for aiding our exploration of permission to reproduce the image from MS M.1000, shown above.

The image at the top of this post shows three lines from ‘Ege Manuscript 41’ (subject of one of our blogposts), reproduced by permission.  Within the Dialogues of Gregory the Great, in Latin, they open Book III, Chapter 13, which begins Nuper (‘Recently’), and considers things worthy of memory.

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Suggestions Wanted

Red Version of the 'Seal of Approval' logo for the Style Manifesto of the Research Group on Manuscript EvidenceDo you have news to report?
Awards or promotions to celebrate?
Projects to talk about?
New publications to mention, whether books, articles, reviews, notes, or other forms?

Would you like to send a copy of your publications to us?  For example, we welcome donations to our library, and we look for publications to review or discuss.

We gladly cite the publications which emerge from the Papers for our Conference Sessions, Symposia, and other Events. Examples include the papers by Ortal-Paz Saar and by Ida Sinkevič from the 2013 Symposium on ‘Identity & Authenticity’ and by László Sándor Chardonnens from the 2013 International Congress on Medieval Studies. We add these citations as we come across them.

Please send notices of your publications to let us know when they appear. Acknowledgments are always welcome.

As the Research Group is a recognized nonprofit educational corporation, your Contributions and Donations may be tax-deductible.

Please Contact Us with your suggestions and improvements for the News & Views.

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