Digital Plenty and the Poverty of the Page: Do Printed Facsimiles Still Have Value?

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPresentation


In an age rich with digital resources, what place is there for the printed facsimile? Will open online access to significant manuscript collections and increasing digitization eventually render print facsimiles utterly redundant? What can hard-copy facsimiles hope to reveal that cannot now be seen better via a digital surrogate? This paper will offer some reflections on this theme, partly based on my own attempts to carry on teaching and researching with medieval manuscripts during the pandemic.
Period8 Oct 2021
Event titleThe Digital Medieval Manuscript: Expert Meeting
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • medieval
  • manuscript
  • Digital Humanities
  • printed books