Blog Archive


Thoughts on Teaching Revision

The Quipu in Oroonoko (1688)

The Strange Newes from Scotland (1647)

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020 CFP: Playing with Game Theory I & II

Headed to the University of Alabama!

Bayeux Tapestry in Pop Culture

Treason in the Middle Ages — new publication!

I graduated! The End!

Successfully defended the dissertation!

Printing in a Letterpress Studio — Video Demo

Setting Type for my Dissertation Defense

Post-Conquest Scribal Influence

Gerald of Wales Cartoon (1988): 400-Year Anniversary of the Journey

The Perfect St. David’s v. Canterbury Tweet

Parchment Repairs in an Early 13th-Century Manuscript

The Global Middle Ages: Resources for Teaching, Outreach, and Research

Submitted the Dissertation on St. David’s Day!

Gaming Culhwch ac Olwen as Arthurian Pedagogy

Printing the Winchester Manuscript

A Medievalist in an Early Modern World

Merlin Manuscript Fragments Discovery at Bristol

Lady Bertilak’s Pearls

Order of the Garter, SGGK, and Wynken de Worde

Video from TEMA 2018 featured on

Writing from Dublin

The Fheadáin Mhóir Saltair (or, the Bog Book)

Teaching with the Printing Press

Photo from the Roundtable at TEMA

TEMA Roundtable: Building a Digital Edition

Teaching in the Letterpress Studio

The Earliest Book Printed in Welsh

William Salesbury and the Sphere of the World

The Legal Codes of Hywel Dda

Teaching Margery Kempe again!

LSJE Lunchtime Speaker Series

Shakespeare and Locrine

Trying my hand at scribal work

Hands-On Book History

The Manuscript History of a “Q”

Kalamazoo 2019 CFP

Dissertation Progress

Reaction to UPENN

Historiated Initial from Tractatus de Purgatorio Sancti Patricii

Scenes from research… CUL MS F.f.1.27

Scenes from research… CCCC MS 400

May the 4th Be With You! (and Medieval Chewbacca)

Working on a paradox…

Coming Soon!

Finding Dr. Dibdin

Dissertation Completion Fellowship!!

Save the Date — MARTIN Med/Ren Symposium

MLA 2019 Special Session Call for Papers

“Tithes too hot to be Touched!”

Claudia Ruffina’s Transmission of Books to Britain

The Revised Marco MS Workshop Poster

Great new poster for the Marco MS Workshop

Parker Library is now Live!

Poster for the Marco MS Workshop 2018

The Fight isn’t Over

Marco Manuscripts Workshop 2018!

Fight for Our Tuition Waivers!

#ManuscriptMondays: St. Olaf’s Saga

“On the Welsh Language” by Katherine Philips

MAA & Other Academic Orgs: Statement Opposing US Proposal to Tax Tuition Waivers

“Purple Reign”

Resources for Fighting the Proposed Tax Bill

Notes from the ACE letter to the House Ways & Means Committee

Impact for Students of the Proposed Tax Bill

Halloween 2017

The Dangers of Nephews

The Dalhousie Manuscripts @ TTU

The Conquest begins

Getty MS Ludwig III 1, fol. 23r — St. John and the beast of the sea

Tree-ish “Giraldus” doodle

Hamilton – “Best of Wives, Best of Women”

Sir Walter Scott: August 15, 1771

Race & Medieval Studies: Some Resources

Chaucer: July 12, 1389

Forthcoming Research Symposium (April 19): Opening Up the Book

#TypographyTuesday – Remembering Malory

Teaching Medea and Lady Macbeth

Latest Finds from the TTU Special Collections Library

MLA 2018 CFP: Mapping Space in Medieval Literature

Publication of Sir Gawain article

UNM Summer Paleography & Codicology Institute

Pointing with Manicules

Good News!

Printing Sir Thomas Malory (from London, BL Additional MS 59678)

The Fugitive Bell of Leinster

Pulling Prints of Piers

Printing Piers Plowman

The Gem-World of the Dreamer

Critiquing Jehlen on Gender

“Writing” and the Reading of Medieval Manuscripts

Printing Margery Kempe’s Words

Sarazins, Payns, Barbarians in King Horn

A Further Hunting Parallel in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Divine Judgment in the Lawsuit of Patience

Cheaters and the Ultimate Spoil-sport in Cleanness

The Agonism of the Earthly and the Spiritual in Pearl

The Irish Barnacle

Final Days of Letterpress Project

Folio Final Project Sneak Peek

Final Letterpress Project Update #2

Irreducible Language

Letterpress Lab: Imposition Practice

Elitism and Kelmscott

The Transparency and Translation of Scribal Culture

TTU’s Gutenberg Bible Pages

Marginalia and Other Beauties from TTU’s Rare Books Collection

The Baskerville Incident

Appadurai and the Construction of Majorities

The Wickedness (Or Eccentricity?) of the Baskervilles

From Medieval Bestiary to 19th Century Half-Tone Blocks

The Imposition of the Western Framework

[Non]Marginal Women: Midwives Ungendered?

From Scriptorium to Printing House

Line Justification and Spaced-Out Lines in Joseph Moxon’s Mechanick Exercises

[Image is mine, c. 2015. Printed linocut on paper.]