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Books in the Middle Ages with Erik Kwakkel

Episode 2 of The Medieval Podcast – How were books made and used in the Middle Ages? Danièle is joined by Erik Kwakkel, a ‘rockstar’ of the Book History world. Learn about the process of making manuscripts, including why medieval scribes made doodles in their works.

Erik Kwakkel is a Professor at the iSchool (Library, Archival and Information Studies) University of British Columbia. Click here to view his faculty page.

Please also check out his Medievalbooks blog for his posts on all things related to manuscripts. You can follow Erik on Twitter @erik_kwakkel

Erik’s latest book is Books Before Print, published by Arc Humanities Press. Click here to visit the publisher’s website for more information or buy it through

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Top Image: Two pages from a 15th century manuscript – British Library MS Sloane 2565   ff. 45v-46

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