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Since retiring from the process of using my various educational accomplishments and work experiences for the vulgar process of earning money, I have been devoting some time and effort to interesting concepts in teaching medieval history through new technology. Unfortunately, the new technology keeps developing faster than the projects can be completed, but the modern web does allow things to be updated. Apart from that, I am a grandmother of four and donkey owner trying to combine modern technology with living a simple life like we did in the olden days. Yes, that is an old photo. Look at the computer. I've aged better than it has.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Welcome

As the Website Medieval Writing has been available for some years now, it has generated quite a bit of email feedback. It seemed to be about time to get modern and open up a bit of interactive discussion about what is on the site and how people are using it. I originally thought that the subject of medieval paleography would be of interest to about twenty people, widely dispersed around oldfashioned academic institutions. I am intrigued by the continuing use of the site by what seems to me to be large numbers of people (OK, it's not a Harry Potter fan site, but there are definitely more than twenty of you out there!). As well as medieval scholars, users evidently include calligraphers, genealogists, professional re-enactors, drama producers and those whose interests are in the problems of modern literacy. I will be popping up a few of my more random ideas in here to see what comes of it.

2 comments:

chiyokoinosaki said...

Hi. I'm a Japanese Research student at the University of Leeds, England, studying the 13th century's devotional text. One of my supervisor, Dr. Catherine Batt taught me about your site, and I've just looked at it, and I really enjoyed it. Thank you.
I'll visit you again.
Chiyoko Inosaki

Anonymous said...

Dear Dianne,

I love the Medieval Writing site and really really appreciate you making all of the information and exercises available. Thankyou, lots.
I am REALLY happy to find out that you are an Australian :-) :-)
I'm in Melbourne, housebound with a neurological illness. Not as bad as it sounds, coz I took up calligraphy as a serious hobby 5 years ago - and spend all the time I can on it and know that I can spend the rest of my life on it (I'm 36 now). I was honoured by a phone call from Paul Antonio (!) a few months ago and he has set me script analyses to do - the Bedford Psalter, The Queen Mary Psalter and the Geese Book. If you care to, click on my blog name to see it all written up. It's a bit of an adventure as I'm finding things out slowly but I'm loving it.
I'll be keeping an eye out for new entries in your blog :-). I'm really so pleased,
Best regards,
Megan