What are we doing?

This blog is meant to provide a running commentary for what is a bit of an experiment for myself and Kate. But who knows how it will turn out.

With the generous support of Carleton University, Kate, an incoming MA student in History, and I, a professor of medieval History,  are working over the summer to create a new course to teach upper year students about how to read, describe and digitize medieval manuscripts (and archival material more generally). Our hope is that we use this blog to document our creative/ analytical process, as well as to leave a record (e.g. syllabus, course readings) to help others who might be in the process of developing similar courses.