Tag Archives: manuscripts

Portal to the Past: You’ll Be Surprised By What You’ll Find! The Special Collections Edition!

This is the final blog post in the series about the new wall design outside Special Collections & Archives. Over the last few weeks Emer, Emma and I have tried to dispell notions of what people think of may be … Continue reading

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Portal to the Past! You’ll Be Surprised By What Can Find!

Have you spotted the new wall design outside Special Collections & Archives? In an age where people use and rely on the web and digital content we wanted to show we are more than old text-based documents or old and … Continue reading

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HI6091: Work Placement in Special Collections (2019)

The River-side welcomes this guest post from Patrick O’Dwyer, a student on the 2018/2019 MA in Medieval History in UCC, that includes the HI6091: Skills for Medieval Historians module. HI6091 is taught by Dr Malgorzata  Krasnodębska-D’Aughton and Elaine Harrington. Dr Krasnodębska-D’Aughton was selected for a President’s … Continue reading

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The Book of Kells: Image and Text / Making Manuscripts

Student Exhibition, MA in Medieval History Making Manuscripts Medieval manuscripts were written by hand, the word ‘manuscript’ being derived from the Latin words ‘manu’ meaning ‘by hand’ and ‘scriptus’ meaning ‘written’. They were copied on parchment made from the skins … Continue reading

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