The Cultural History of the Codex


Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 8/12/2012.

History of the Book MA course Presentation Day 


Adam Steedman Thake and Esther Hyde, students on the History of the Book MA during behind the scenes tour of the Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care at the John Ryland’s Library

The Cultural History of the Codex

Monday 10 December 2012

Seminar Room, John Rylands Library, Deansgate

11.30 Holly Dewsnip (MA Medieval Studies)

Aldine R215208: Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (Venice, 1499)

11.55 Natalie Good (MA Literature and Culture 1200-1700) MS Eng. 114: Newsletters to Sir William Temple and others (17th


12.20 Rebecca Griffiths (MA Medieval Studies) MS Lat. 88: Saxon Gospel Book (11th century, unfinished)

12.45 Liz Jacobs (MA Religions and Theology) MS Gaster H713: Meirat Einayim (15th century)

1.10 Gemma Meek ((MA Art History) MS Lat. 19: northern French pictorial Apocalypse (14th century)

1.35 Lunch (not provided)

2.30 Adam Steedman Thake (MA History) MS Eng. 1: Troy Book of John Lydgate (1420)

2.55 Jonathan Wellgate (MA Medieval Studies) MS Lat. 155: Leges Angliae (12th century)

3.20 Wendy Woodhead (MA Literature and Culture 1200-1700) Ref. 14869: The crafte to lyue well and to dye well, trans.

Andrew Chertsey (London, 1505)

3.45 Charlotte Cox (MA History)

MS Lat. 500: De corpore et anima (1497)

4.10 Esther Hyde (MA Medieval Studies) MS Eng. 51: Pricke of Conscience and psalms commentary

(15th century)

Students will present work in progress on a manuscript or early printed book to staff, student and curatorial colleagues. Presentations will last 15-20 minutes, with 5-10 minutes for questions. Please come along and see the exciting and original work our MA students are engaged in – and provide your feedback! E-mail



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