S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen
owlfish

A visit to the BL

I feel like a real medievalist now. I went to the BL this afternoon and spent time with a restricted-access fourteenth-century manuscript. Some of you have been doing this for years. I designed my PhD to only require primary sources in reproduction and edition, so I never went travelling to archives along the way.

Now that I've started and know how manuscript-requesting works, it'll be easy to pick this work back up post-trip. Bonus: the manuscript is in a very lovely, clear hand. Sure, I have to count minims sometimes just to check if something's a "num" or a "mum", but it's a pleasure to be dealing with something so legible. There's joy in deciphering complicated hands, but then there's also joy in being able to just read.
Subscribe

  • Hartpury Bee Shelter

    We were still around an hour from our destination, driving west across Gloucestershire, and the sun was starting to set. I saw a sign for a…

  • Liverpool

    I went to Liverpool for about 24 hours. Since austengirl is leaving the country, certainly for several months of world travel, possibly…

  • The strangeness of foreign lands

    An American to his companion, taken aback and clearly bothered, while walking by the German consulate in Venice. He has just commented on how dirty…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 7 comments