Tuesday, February 08, 2011

University of Otago holds workshop on medieval manuscripts

A University of Otago professor has discovered an unfulfilled academic need, after 36 people signed up for a workshop he expected to interest only a handful.

Last week, the university hosted the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies conference, held every two years in a different university centre.

Philosophy professor Peter Anstey decided to organise a workshop afterwards to teach participants practical skills about editing and transcribing manuscripts between 300 and 1000-plus years old.

Click here to read this article from Otago Daily Times