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dc.contributor.advisorRudy, Kathryn M.
dc.contributor.authorVan Haaren, Suzette
dc.coverage.spatialix, 322 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores how digitisation affects the way we perceive, handle, encounter, keep, preserve, and understand medieval manuscripts. With digitisation gaining ever-more importance, today, we encounter medieval manuscripts mostly in their digital form. This study reflects on how medieval manuscripts function and move as cultural (devotional, historical, archival, heritage) objects in an increasingly digital culture. Chapter 1 comprises a theoretical and methodological framework which discusses relevant ideas about codicology, (digital) materials and materiality, reproduction and copying. This thesis uses digital codicology to analyse the core case studies’ material elements, its place as cultural object and carrier of knowledge and tradition, and its position in history, in relation to the physical manuscript. Chapter 2 explores the Bury Bible (CCCC, ms. 2) and looks into how the digital facsimile is made and what digitisation practices mean for how the Bury Bible is revealed to or obscured for the audience in digital space. The chapter considers how the manuscript’s material properties are presented the digital object, and what this brings to light about its intellectual, cultural and institutional contexts. Chapter 3 looks at a Der naturen bloeme manuscript (KB, KA16), focusing on the ways in which digitisation facilitates fragmentation and the hyper-expansion of the manuscript, fostering re-use and appropriation in social media environments. The chapter thinks about how the digital manuscript functions in larger cultural narratives and how it is used once it enters seemingly unbound digital space. Chapter 4 details the prayer book of Mary of Guelders (SBB-PK, ms. germ. qu. 41 and ÖNB, cod. 1908) explores ideas about fragility, looking at how the manuscript is sustained in digital space, and how, in turn, the fragile material of the digital object is often disregarded. It studies the relationship between digitisation and preservation practices, and how this affects meaning and value we ascribe to the manuscript and the digital facsimile.en_US
dc.description.sponsorship"This thesis was supported by the University of Groningen PhD scholarships; the St Leonard's College European doctoral scholarships; the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds scholarship grant (40016097/MAK/ILE); the Vereniging Rembrandt, Claudine de With scholarship grant; the Arts, Books and Collections scholarship grant." -- Fundingen
dc.subjectManuscript studiesen_US
dc.subjectArt historyen_US
dc.subjectDigital media studiesen_US
dc.subjectDigital medieval manuscripten_US
dc.subjectMedieval manuscripten_US
dc.subjectManuscript digitisationen_US
dc.subjectHeritage digitisationen_US
dc.subjectDigital materialityen_US
dc.subjectMaterial culture studiesen_US
dc.subjectLibraries and collectionsen_US
dc.subject.lcshCodicology--Technological innovationsen
dc.subject.lcshManuscripts, Medieval--Digitizationen
dc.titleThe digital medieval manuscript : approaches to digital codicologyen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorRijksuniversiteit Groningenen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorUniversity of St Andrews. St Leonard's Collegeen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorVereniging Rembrandt. Claudine de With Beursen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorStichting Art, Books and Collectionsen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorPrins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (Amsterdam, Netherlands)en_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.publisher.departmentUniversity of Groningenen_US
dc.rights.embargoreasonThesis restricted in accordance with University regulations. Restricted until 4th April 2027en
dc.identifier.grantnumber40016097/MAK/ILE (PBC scholarship)en_US

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