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lenticular in medievalstudies


Hello all,

I'm new here. I am considering applying for a PhD program dealing with Medieval Manuscripts. The topic is wide open and I'm curious if anyone can lead me in the right direction to topics that are of current interest in Medieval Studies?

I have reviewed many online exhibitions and I have also come up with a few topics only to research and find that a great deal has already been covered on that topic.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



The UK will be ideal for manuscript studies. If I were doing my gradwork over again (and could get in, as you point out), I'd definitely consider the UK from a History of the Book standpoint rather than straight lit.

Another thing you might want to think about is the connection between metadata and the manuscript. TEI, Dublin Core, things like that. Where those initiatives work and where they fall short in terms of the medieval.

I also think you might want to take a look at the Walters' Manuscript archives on flickr. I've been really impressed with how they're combining very nice digitization work (they got a grant and their setup is really impressive) with their mission of public outreach. And the metadata is available for all the images if you need it for scholarly work.