My experience as an intern at The Parker library; or a brief look into the retained importance of the physicality of manuscripts in an increasingly digital age.

I am a year 12 student at Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, who is in the process of writing my Extended Project Qualification on the digitisation, and viewing of medieval manuscripts today. I am also taking A-levels in History, English Literature and History of Art. At the start of this academic year, I was... Continue Reading →

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Parker 2.0 Symposium Programme and Registration Released!

The Parker Library is pleased to invite you to a symposium celebrating the launch of its newly redesigned digital platform. The conference will be an occasion to reflect on the impact of the digital humanities on manuscript studies, bringing together graduate students, researchers, and library professionals who work with or on manuscript books. Thanks to... Continue Reading →

Call for Papers: Parker Library on the Web 2.0

  The Parker Library is pleased to invite contributions to a symposium celebrating the launch of its newly redesigned online platform. It will be an occasion to reflect on the impact of the digital humanities on manuscript studies, bringing together graduate students, researchers, and library professionals who work with or on manuscript books.   Thanks... Continue Reading →

DigiPal Project

Over the next couple of weeks I'm going to be focusing on various digital projects and resources both old and new which incorporate data concerning one or more manuscripts from the Parker Library collection. The DigiPal Project is one of the most exciting digital medieval projects around  - and it uses lots of images from... Continue Reading →

Medieval Welsh Law (Cyfraith Hywel)

Over the next couple of weeks I'm going to be focusing on various digital projects and resources both old and new which incorporate data concerning one or more manuscripts from the Parker Library collection. The first project is one that's just gone live, Cyfraith Hywel (the Laws of Hywel Dda), a resource for the study... Continue Reading →

Parker’s Scribes

It's well-known that Matthew Parker did more than just collect books and manuscripts. He lent and borrowed, read and studied, had them copied, collated and edited, disbound and rebound. And of course, there's plentiful physical evidence for all these practices in the books themselves. Perhaps the clearest evidence of the ways in which Parker's books... Continue Reading →

Leicester Medievalists Visit

We had a visit this week from various early medievalists from the University of Leicester who came to see some of our Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, as well as the early medieval coins in the Fitzwilliam Museum. Several of the group were part of the ground-breaking interdisciplinary project, The Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain:... Continue Reading →

Parker Library-Keio EIRI Conference

On Friday 9 September we hosted a very successful conference on 'Text, image and the digital environment' organised by Dr Satoko Tokunaga of the Faculty of Letters at Keio University who has also been a Visiting Fellow at Corpus this year. Satoko put together a really interesting programme and I thought it might be helpful... Continue Reading →

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