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.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Chaucer Goes Digital!

For the original story, go here.

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 It gives a much wider range of people access to historical documents.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.

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