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Manuscript Road Trip: An Otto Ege Treasure Trove in Maine

About two months ago, I received an email with the subject line “Beauvais Missal.” My interest piqued, I opened the message to find Maine bookseller Seth Thayer writing to report that he had found a leaf of the Missal “in a … Continue reading

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Manuscript Road Trip: Otto Ege, St. Margaret and Digital Fragmentology

This week, I’m going to get off the virtual superhighway to share a discovery. Digital publication seems appropriate given that most of this work was conducted using online resources and images, making this a great case study for digital humanities research … Continue reading

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Manuscript Road Trip: In Otto Ege’s Footsteps

Ohio is one of the areas of the country richest in medieval manuscripts, with more than 2200 codices and 2400 leaves in at least thirty-three collections. In fact, once you leave the East coast, Ohio has the largest number of … Continue reading

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Manuscript Road Trip: Ege and Phillipps in Saskatchewan

Most of the time, this road trip is virtual, an exploration of digitized manuscripts and their associated metadata and platforms in collections throughout North America. But sometimes I take an actual road trip, visiting medievalists at institutions and heritage sites … Continue reading

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Manuscript Road Trip: Lost and Found at Connecticut College

I know I promised you a virtual tour of medieval manuscripts in Arizona this week, but I want to instead tell you about an actual road trip I took yesterday to Connecticut College in New London, where my daughter is … Continue reading

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Research Resources

Here are a few of the online and print resources that I recommend to my students for researching medieval manuscripts: General Manuscript Research: vHMML Brother Aelfric’s Manuscript Leaf Identification Tutorial Finding Digitized Medieval Manuscripts in the US   Identifying Text … Continue reading

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Manuscript Road Trip: Miami University (the one in Ohio, not the one in Florida!)

When my son decided to matriculate at Miami University of Ohio back in 2015, he had no idea that he would spend the rest of his life explaining that he attended “Miami University (the one in Ohio, not the one … Continue reading

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Fragmentarium: a Model for Digital Fragmentology

In the early 1990s, I was a graduate student at Yale working on a PhD in Medieval Studies. My dissertation focused on a fragmentology project, although that word would not be coined for decades. Seventeen leaves from a twelfth-century antiphonal … Continue reading

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Manuscript Road Trip: Flagellants, Thieves, a War Refugee, and a Very Unscrupulous Bookdealer

This is the story of the manuscript that was, until 12:30 PM this afternoon, known as Boston Public Library MS f Med. 203. It is a late fourteenth-century collection of statutes governing a Venetian confraternity, a type of manuscript known as a … Continue reading

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Manuscript Road Trip: Back to Lima

I’ve written about Ohio dealer/biblioclast Otto F. Ege in several blogposts (here and here in particular), but there is one chapter of his story that I haven’t written about in detail: his decades-long relationship with the Lima Public Library. The Lima Public Library … Continue reading

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