Hygge. It’s taking the UK by storm as a novel way for Brits to enjoy our cultural inferiority. Hygge, The Little Book of Hygge, How to Hygge, Hygge: A Celebration of Simple Pleasures, Living the Danish Way … we are buying these books in our droves, settling down in a comfy chair (or, more likely, […]

Call for papers: ICMS Kalamazoo 2017 “Grey Matter: Brains, Diseases, and Disorders” Special session organised by Deborah Thorpe, Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders at the University of York, UK. Description: This session invites papers that examine any aspect of medieval cognition, neurology, and/or psychiatry through medieval source material. This topic can be approached through […]

I’ve just pushed a couple of article projects as far as I can. They are either now with collaborators, who will proceed to work their own magic, or under consideration by journals. As a result, I have been feeling slightly directionless—simultaneously under pressure to complete my current projects, but without definite things to do. There […]

Having just returned from a research trip to the States, I thought that I would give my blog a kick, as it has gone into hibernation of late. Jet-lag and a cold prevent me from tackling my impending deadlines, so I thought that I’d take time to be more creative. I hope that peripatetic manuscript […]

‘HOW MANY folios per day??’ – BL Additional 18720 f. 2 As those who read my blog regularly will know, my research focuses on the effects of ageing and neurological disorders on medieval handwriting. In a recent publication, Jane Alty and I examine the shaky handwriting of the thirteenth-century scribe known as ‘The Tremulous Hand […]

Source: Scrutinizing the script of the medieval ‘Tremulous Hand of Worcester’ | OUPblog

Announcement: A new study, by Deborah Thorpe and Jane Alty, on the tremor of the medieval ‘Tremulous Hand of Worcester’ can now be accessed online: Deborah E. Thorpe, Jane E. Alty, “What type of tremor did the medieval ‘Tremulous Hand of Worcester’ have?” Brain (2015), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/brain/awv232