Good morning readers, and Happy New Year! Event notice: on 18th January, I will be inviting my collaborators from electronic engineering, Professor Stephen Smith and Dr Márjory Da Costa-Abreu to Dublin to present a talk entitled: “Neuro-handwriting analysis: Where the medieval and the 21st Century Collide”. The event will be at 4-5pm at the Trinity […]
I’m back at my desk after being invited to the launch of the 2018 exhibition programme at Science Gallery Dublin. I first discovered Science Gallery on the second day after I moved to Dublin, having just got off a train at the nearby Pearse Station. I walked past this newish-looking building and spied what looked […]
It’s been a while since I updated The Scribe Unbound. Last time I wrote, I was wrangling with image permissions having had a couple of articles accepted for publication. Those articles, which were all interdisciplinary, collaborative, endeavors, have now been published: ‘Historical analyses of disordered handwriting,’ Written Communication 34 (2016): http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0741088316681988 ‘A history of dystonia: ancient to […]
Now is a great time to be a medievalist. More and more beautiful, high-resolution, images of medieval manuscripts are appearing online. However, it can be difficult to a) find these images, b) know whether you are allowed to use them, and c) know where you stand when it comes to reproducing them in open access […]
‘Parchment, Paper and Pixels’, held at the Regionaal Centrum Historisch Limburg (RCHL) in Maastricht was billed as an opportunity to ‘examine possibilities for collaboration between scholars of medieval sources and those in the digital sciences’. As I write this, I am undertaking a long journey back to York, negotiating both national rail services and the […]
I’ve been evaluating the success of my open access articles this week, and looked up my collaborative article published by Brain in 2015: Thorpe, Deborah E., and Jane E. Alty. “What type of tremor did the medieval ‘Tremulous Hand of Worcester’have?.” Brain (2015), available here. When I last checked, this article had amassed over 5,000 […]
“Tremulous Hands: Handwriting and Neurological Disorders, Modern and Medieval” Documentary, now online.
Dear readers, I have the pleasure of announcing that my Wellcome Trust-funded documentary “Tremulous Hands” is now online: Making this documentary, with local film makers, Digifish, was a pleasure. It has also given me the opportunity to work closely with my collaborators on a public engagement piece. Featuring in the documentary with me are electronic […]