Keynote for the 19th Annual German Graduate Symposium: Space, Time, and Direction, organised by Sarah Fengler and Alexandra Hertlein The talk explores how the Benedictine nuns of Lüne Abbey in the early 16th century used their correspondence to discuss theology,
Opening lecture for the “FrauenORT Niedersachsen 33” (blue plaque scheme for the German State Lower Saxony) at the Abbey of Mariensee in honour of Abbess Odilia of Ahlden. Odilia was Abbess of the Cistercian convent in the early 16th century
On 26 June 2020, Corine Schleif, Volker Schier and Anne Simon presented key passages from the new edition of the correspondence of the Birgittine nun Katerina Lemmel Katerina Lemmel, née Tucher, came from a wealthy, influential Nuremberg family and her
Reblogging from a post for the “enclosure” group, an initiative by Stacie Vos that brings together artists interested in the experience of medieval enclosure and its relevance for the current situation. Stacie Vos wrote on 22 June 2020: “Today we
The SUB Hamburg has uploaded five manuscripts from the Cistercian Abbey of Medingen to the DFG-viewer.
Henrike Lähnemann took part in a webinar series organised by the ICON (The Institute of Conservation) Paper Conservation group, talking about parchment recycling in the dresses from Wienhausen.
Interactive maps of the Libraries holding Medingen Manuscripts originally developed by Micah Goodrich, University of Connecticut, for the seminar on ‘The Nuns’ Manuscripts‘ Heatmap of Medingen ManuscriptsLight to Dark Blue: Location of the Manuscripts in 1542 (After the Reformation Relocation)Yellow
Henrike Lähnemann (Professor of Medieval German Literature and Linguistics) talks about how the Polonsky German project helps her to edit the manuscripts from the Cistercian Abbey of Medingen (Northern Germany). Featured websites: Polonsky German project: https://hab.bodleian.ox.ac.uk, Medingen manuscripts: http://medingen.seh.ox.ac.uk/, Latin dictionary: https://logeion.uchicago.edu/vale, Website
Philipp Heil (Hildesheim) explores the significance of the depth of wormholes in the leather-covered boards of the late medieval prayer-book Dombibliothek Hildesheim Ms J 29. The prayer-book was written in 1478 by the Cistercian nun Winheid von Winsen in the
In the week before Christmas 2018, I had the chance of consult two key manuscripts from the Medingen corpus in the Cathedral Library of Hildesheim which are going to be digitised as part of the #PolonskyGerman project. The Director of the library, PD Dr Monika Suchan, kindly allowed me to experiment with capturing the materiality of these in a series of short video clips.