Tuesday, November 07, 2006
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.