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An appointment with history: Theodor Mommsen finds Jerome’s Eusebius at Oxford

31 March 2021

by David Ganz Theodor Mommsen, one of the greatest classicists of the nineteenth century, visited Oxford in March 1889. Legend has it that Mommsen was so keen to work at the Bodleian...

Rare books and manuscripts ‘potluck’ online in 2021

30 March 2021

Public and university libraries have faced the pandemic with a multitude of inventive new ways of connecting books and readers, such as ‘Grab and Go’ book deliveries limiting...

Retrospect of the Hilary Term 2021 Seminars in Palaeography, Manuscript Studies, and Book History

17 March 2021

Adam Whittaker demonstrating the ‘Guidonian Hand’ as used in medieval music theory manuscripts, with Andrew Dunning (Bodleian)’s hand holding MS. Bodl. 515. Thanks...

Seminar in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies, 2021

7 January 2021

Seminar in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies Convenors: Daniel Wakelin, Martin Kauffmann Meetings will take place online via Zoom on Mondays at 2.15pm (GMT) in weeks 1, 3, 5, and...