Manuscripts and Special Collections

Category: Archive Skills

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Confused about using archives?

March 17th, 2011 at 12:03

We have just finished running a series of sessions for the Graduate School, giving advice to students about finding and using UK archives and manuscripts in their research. If you missed these sessions, don’t worry. There’s lots of information available online, in the Using Archives research guidance unit on our website.

Medieval Books

February 21st, 2011 at 11:02

Hot on the heels of Reading and Understanding Medieval Documents, a second new resource relating to the Middle Ages has just been made available in the ‘Research Guidance’ area of our website. Medieval Books contains information about how these beautiful artefacts were created. In an age before mass-production, each book was hand-made by a team [...]

Reading and Understanding Medieval Documents

February 16th, 2011 at 08:02

If you think you can’t read the two texts above, you are in good company. Most people would say that the handwriting is beautiful, that the documents as objects or artefacts are pleasing, but that they are impossible to read without a PhD. You might not even recognise that both are written in English! It [...]