Alice, Books, Etc.

Sep 07

Oxford University Parks #Oxford

Oxford University Parks #Oxford

Christ Church Meadow #Oxford

Christ Church Meadow #Oxford

Sep 06

Port Meadow, Oxford #Oxford

Port Meadow, Oxford #Oxford

Oxford? #Oxford

Oxford? #Oxford

Sep 05

At the mothership this week. No photos so far b/c terrible data service due to downed tower. #Oxford

At the mothership this week. No photos so far b/c terrible data service due to downed tower. #Oxford

Aug 29

Don’t touch anything for two hours

Don’t touch anything for two hours

Aug 28

Free access to Ebola resources from Oxford University Press -

oupacademic:

On 7 August 2014, the World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public health emergency. Over 1,000 people have died in the deadliest Ebola outbreak since the virus’s discovery in 1976.

In response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa,

Aug 27

Procrastination method #7 this evening. Instagramming the book I finished last week.

Procrastination method #7 this evening. Instagramming the book I finished last week.

Aug 22

erikkwakkel:

Medieval blogger
I like to think this is what a medieval blogger would look like: a tired-looking individual seated at an uncomfortable desk quilling down blogs - with his head stuck in a space helmet. Blogging may be a modern activity, the parallel with the medieval scribe is not that strange when you consider that he, too, wrote things he was passionate about. Also, while his reach was perhaps much smaller (relatively few people could read back then) he also aimed to captivate his audience. And he, too, made sure that the message looked attractive visually, as the decoration on this very medieval page shows. Remarkably, scribal portraits like this are usually found on the opening page of the book. It is as if the most important factor in a text’s existence was deliberately put up front: remember, dear reader, the joy you are about to have was paid for by my sweat and tears.
This post celebrates the birth of my new blog, medievalbooks.nl.
Pic: London, British Library, Arundel MS 173 (12th century). More about the manuscript here. Check out this great blog post for more scribal portraits.

erikkwakkel:

Medieval blogger

I like to think this is what a medieval blogger would look like: a tired-looking individual seated at an uncomfortable desk quilling down blogs - with his head stuck in a space helmet. Blogging may be a modern activity, the parallel with the medieval scribe is not that strange when you consider that he, too, wrote things he was passionate about. Also, while his reach was perhaps much smaller (relatively few people could read back then) he also aimed to captivate his audience. And he, too, made sure that the message looked attractive visually, as the decoration on this very medieval page shows. Remarkably, scribal portraits like this are usually found on the opening page of the book. It is as if the most important factor in a text’s existence was deliberately put up front: remember, dear reader, the joy you are about to have was paid for by my sweat and tears.

This post celebrates the birth of my new blog, medievalbooks.nl.

Pic: London, British Library, Arundel MS 173 (12th century). More about the manuscript here. Check out this great blog post for more scribal portraits.

Aug 18

Your Weekly Case of the Mondays..

99problemsbutapitchaintone: