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Karen Jolly’s Slow Scholarship

kljolly/ July 23, 2014/ Research/ 0 comments

This summer I attended two very different conferences in my field, where I gave two inter-related papers reflecting on the processes of scholarship in a digital world. The first conference, in Cambridge, was a small one of specialists in early English history, Writing Britain, 500-1500.  My paper, “Inscribing Identity:  Northumbrian Old English and Latin in Dialogue,” addressed two of the

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Scribal Performance

kljolly/ September 25, 2013/ Research/ 0 comments

Posted by Karen Jolly, Department of History In 2005 I had an NEH Fellowship to work on a particular, and rather peculiar, tenth-century manuscript from northern England.  Durham Cathedral Library A.IV.19, its archival name, is a unique compilation of religious texts written by multiple scribes in a rather hodgepodge fashion, including an extraordinary gloss translating the Latin prayers into Old

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