Middle Low German Primer written by the Medingen Nuns
The Medingen Manuscripts projects reassembles the scattered manuscripts and books written and read by the Cistercian nuns of Medingen Abbey (Lower Saxony). This blog was started by Henrike Lähnemann and is currently curated by her and a group of researchers at the University of Oxford including Carolin Gluchowski, Marlene Schilling and further graduate students. Henrike Lähnemann is currently editing the prayerbook written by the nun Winheid in 1478, publishing the digitised manuscripts and new findings on this website and supervising a number of graduate students working on related projects. Carolin Gluchowski is working on recycling and reframing in Medingen manuscripts. Marlene Schilling studies the concept of personification in Middle Low German prayerbooks. Anja Peters is editing and digitising manuscripts from the SUB Hamburg.
The manuscripts at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, at the Dombibliothek Hildesheim, and at the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel have been digitised IIIF-compliant through the Polonsky German project and are combined with digitisation undertaken at the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg, the Houghton Library in Harvard, the Forschungsbibliothek Gotha, and the Bistumsarchiv Trier for a digital reconstruction of the manuscript production of the nuns.