Fragment of Christian gospel discovered hidden in medieval manuscript
Using ultraviolet photography, a researcher in Austria has discovered a fragment of the Christian gospels written in Old Syriac. The original text was written in the 6th century, but then later erased and copied over hundreds of years later.
Five Maps to Explore Medieval Britain
These five interactive maps offer us a lot of ways to look back on Britain during the Middle Ages.
Researchers to examine and digitise 15th-century English genealogical roll
Work has begun on examining and analysing a genealogical roll from the 15th century which has not been seen publicly for over 20 years.
34,000 new digital images of medieval items go online
Seven institutions have come together to create a database of 34,000 new images of medieval manuscripts, books and coins. This includes over 600 manuscripts that are now online.
8,000 medieval medical recipes being digitised by Cambridge University Library
How did our medieval ancestors use dove faeces, fox lungs, salted owl, and eel grease in medical treatments? A major project at Cambridge University Library is finding out.
Matthew Paris’ Book of St Albans goes online
Fans of medieval manuscripts have something new to browse, as one of the works written and illustrated by Matthew Paris has been digitised by the Library of Trinity College Dublin for the first time. The Book of St Albans features 54 individual works of medieval art and has fascinated readers across the centuries.
Wars in the Workshop: Digitizing Manuscript Rolls
Dr. Hodgson discusses some of the issues relating to the digitization of manuscript rolls, focusing on a fifteenth-century genealogical roll known as the Canterbury Roll.
National Library of Scotland digitises 240 medieval manuscripts
The National Library of Scotland has digitised a collection of more than 240 precious manuscripts, many with Scottish origins ranging from the 9th to the 16th century. The collection also includes volumes produced in England, France, Italy and northwest Europe, as well as Greece and Iceland.
The Secrets of Manuscript Digitization
The road from medieval manuscripts to medieval memes!
Medieval Treasures of Sinai now digitized on new website
Users can now browse over 11,700 images of icons and manuscripts, and will soon be able to see liturgical objects, architecture, mosaics, and more.
Museum offers best new online view of the Bayeux Tapestry
Making use of 2.6 billion pixels, the most detailed digital version of the Bayeux Tapestry has been released online. It offers unprecedented views of the 11th-century embroidery.
Manuscripts of Middle English literature go online
Key manuscripts of Middle English literature have been digitised and made available online by the University of Manchester. They include works such as Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales and John Lydgate‘s Troy Book and Fall of Princes.
More medieval manuscripts to be digitized, thanks to Ames Library
The Ames Library is partnering with Indiana University Bloomington and a consortium of higher-learning institutions in a three-year grant for The Peripheral Manuscripts Project: Digitizing Medieval Manuscript Collections in the Midwest.
213 medieval manuscripts now online, thanks to KBR
You can now browse through 213 medieval manuscripts, including Roman de Girart de Nevers, the Peterborough Psalter and the Chroniques de Hainaut, thanks to the Royal Library of Belgium, which is now known as KBR.
Becket’s shrine recreated digitally
Researchers have used new evidence to create a digital reconstruction of the medieval shrine of Saint Thomas Becket, which was destroyed in the sixteenth century.
13th century illuminated manuscript digitised
The 377-page manuscript is a psalter that belonged to Robert de Lindsay who was Abbot of Peterborough from 1214 to 1222.
The Canterbury Tales – The App
Fans of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales can now access the medieval work through a new mobile app. It is the first major literary work augmented by new scholarship, in any language, to be presented in an app.
Hill Museum and Manuscript Library receives $1.4 million to preserve medieval manuscripts
The grant will fund a three-year project to catalog 53,000 digitized manuscripts and create an online database of authors and titles
Dozens of medieval manuscripts to be digitized
The project involves digitizing and cataloging 78 codices, or books, and 406 medieval manuscript fragments from a consortium of 22 Midwestern institutions, including IU Libraries’ Lilly Library.
160,000 pages of medieval manuscripts digitized
Scholars and aficionados can now search, download and study 160,000 pages of high-resolution, full-color manuscripts dating to the ninth century, thanks to library partnerships.
Do you want to help transcribe a medieval manuscript?
University of Birmingham researchers are calling for members of the public to help them transcribe one of the most important manuscripts of the Estoria de Espanna, a key medieval Spanish history.
55,000 Pages of Medieval Manuscripts digitized in The Netherlands
Leiden University Libraries and Brill Publishers have launched Codices Vossiani Graeci et Miscellanei Online – the digitized collection of famous Greek manuscripts and mixed Greek and Latin manuscripts of Isaac Vossius (1618-1689).
The medieval manuscript and its digital image
Three lectures on medieval manuscripts and digitization by William Noel.
Over 800 medieval manuscripts to be digitised
Hundreds of medieval and early modern Greek manuscripts – including classical texts and some of the most important treatises on religion, mathematics, history, drama and philosophy – are to be digitised thanks a collaboration between Cambridge University, Heidelberg University and the Vatican Library.
The medieval nun who faked her own death
The launch this month of ‘The Northern Way’ research project, which looks at the Archbishops of York from 1304 to 1405, is revealing some fascinating stories, including that of a nun who made an elaborate plan to escape her own convent.