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

First of all, apologies that this post has been a long time coming. This gap has been caused by the busy schedule that now forms the material for this latest blog post. I’ve recently had an article published in Brain journal on the medieval ‘Tremulous Hand of Worcester’, written with Jane Alty. See here. As […]

Speaking with other scholars of the medieval period, I’ve often felt twinges of guilt as an interloper. I have slunk around the corridors of the Centre for Medieval Studies as a meddler. Other medievalists strike me as inspired creatures: as individuals to whom, at age five, a higher being delivered some lightning-bolt command– ‘THOU MUST […]

“Sorry, Deborah Thorpe is out of office today. I will respond to your emails upon my return to my desk” I’ve spent considerable time out of office since I begun my work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Chronic Diseases at York. It’s been a nice change, as medievalists usually spend a lot […]