Last Tuesday saw the official launch of our digitization collaboration. If you couldn’t be there in person, Teaching the Codex and the Dombibliothek Hildesheim have published blog posts about the events of the day. A brief recap of what you missed:
- Several of the Bodleian’s most treasured German manuscripts were on display in Blackwell Hall, including the beautiful MS. Canon. Liturg. 319 and MS. Don. e. 248.
- In the afternoon symposium, speakers talked about the provenance of the manuscripts and the methods of conserving, cataloguing and digitizing them. The talk by retired Bodleian conservator Sabina Pugh is summarized in a previous blog post, and Henrike Lähnemann’s talk on the Medingen manuscripts was recorded by Oxford Podcasts:
- At the evening reception, Deputy Head of Mission Julia Gross formally launched the project. Richard Lawrence was on hand helping guests to hand-print keepsakes on the Bodleian’s press. (We hope you’ll agree that our project name looks right at home on an old-school printed title page.)
Launch of the #PolonskyGerman project at @bodleiancsb today. Pictured: @HLaehnemann talking about the Medingen manuscripts (including two from Hildesheim) and the wonderful printed keepsake pic.twitter.com/EkTbkwCT0t— Dombib Hi (@dombib_hi) March 19, 2019
More blog posts by speakers and other coverage of the launch event coming soon!
Emma Stanford is the Bodleian’s Digital Curator and the project manager for Manuscripts from German-Speaking Lands.