This event marks the completion of a three-year digitization project delivered by the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford and the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbuttel. The ‘Manuscripts from German-Speaking Lands’ project, funded by The Polonsky Foundation, has digitized hundreds of medieval manuscripts from collections at The Herzog August Bibliothek and the Bodleian and made these freely available online to scholars and the public.
The panel discussion will explore the journey of these manuscript collections from their origins in the religious houses of medieval Germany, their acquisition by the libraries in Wolfenbüttel and Oxford and their digitization and publication online.
Registration closes at 5pm on 5 July 2021
- Richard Ovenden OBE, Bodley’s Librarian
- Julia Gross, Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. of the German Embassy London
- Marc Polonsky, The Polonsky Foundation
- Peter Burschel, Herzog August Bibliothek
- Henrike Lähnemann, University of Oxford
- Joanna Story, University of Leicester
When you have booked your place, the ticketing system will send you an automated confirmation.
A link to access the online event will be sent by the morning of the event to the email address associated with your booking.
See our project website for more information about the project and to see the digitized collections.