Sunday, July 21, 2013

On Look-ism, Economizing Materials, and Female Scriptoria in Medieval Manuscripts

Here is a fascinating look at The Popular Kids in medieval studies, specifically through the lens of what gets attention and what does *not*.  When ancient texts are lost because of sexist, lookist bias, it's a shame, because there's somehting to be learned from anything that was written down and bound, in an age when writing was an enormous undertaking, and rare in comparison with today's ubiquity.

Take the five minutes to watch Erik Kwakkel's comment as well.  I know him on Twitter as well - always good links and manuscript images!

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