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Palaeography Day Trip to Aberdeen

Margaret Connolly and Rachel Hart took MLitt students in Medieval Studies and Medieval History to Aberdeen on Monday 24 April to see 15th– century manuscripts in the University Library’s Special Collections. These included copies of saint’ lives, sermons, devotional prose, medical texts, and classical commentaries, and the manuscripts varied in size from a massive copy of John Trevisa’s translation of the Polychronicon to a tiny palm-sized book of hours. We also saw original medieval records at the Aberdeen Burgh Records project where St Andrews history graduate Dr Claire Hawes showed us some very practical modern applications for palaeographical skills. More details about what we saw in Aberdeen (including pictures) can be found on this ‘Echoes from the Vault’ blog post: