This installment is tied to the backbone of our research - digitized manuscripts. We turn our attention to a remarkable medieval city in England called Durham.
Situated in northeastern England, Durham was once ruled by lord bishops. They exercised both temporal and ecclesiastical powers. They had to. Viking raiders from across the seas came often. And, the Scots were not too far to the north.
Within the walls of the university library is a treasure trove of rarely seen manuscripts. Some are from the Celtic, or Irish, Christian tradition. And, much is from the generations just after the arrival of William the Conqueror.
Durham Collections Digitization and Research is a brief video about this rare and largely intact collection of manuscripts, which over time will be digitized and go online. In our research, we heavily rely on accessing and carefully examining manuscripts in order to reproduce them.