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Geoffrey Chauncer's The Canterbury Tales is digitised
A medieval edition of The Canterbury Tales manuscript has been digitised. I'm all for the digitisation of manuscripts. It gives a much wider range of people access to historical documents. Nonetheless, there is nothing quite like smelling and touching a document. You can never recreate that - but what you can create is a new, and very useful, resource.
The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.