Tag Archives: manuscripts

A Gloves and Manuscripts PSA

It’s something I’ve heard too often – if you’re filmed handling manuscripts, wear gloves. Otherwise, the broadcaster receives hundreds of letters from the concerned public complaining about the cavalier treatment of national treasures. So let me just put this out … Continue reading

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Review: 15th International Saga Conference (5-11th August 2012, University of Aarhus)

If I remember correctly, Þórr did not wear tight spandex and dance about on stage waving his hammer.* The Norse mythological cosmos was not made up of different dimensional ‘bubbles’, and saga scholars were chained to their desks in dusty … Continue reading

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Can You Make A Psalter Out Of Alphabet Soup?

John Gillis can. Well, almost. Gillis is the book conservator who has been in charge of restoring the Faddan More Psalter, which was found in a peat bog in Ireland in July 2006. Where the bog came in contact with … Continue reading

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On Display: Lindisfarne Gospels Carpet Page

Probably one of the most appealing aspects of the Middle Ages is its aesthetic. We all love castles, horses, armour, celtic knots, the list goes on. So, in this series we’ll be posting images of artwork and material culture. I’ll … Continue reading

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