Category: Old English

“Traditional” Office Hymns

One of my favorite words that gets thrown around–“traditional”–is inherently slippery… “Traditional” for whom? When is the ideal time when something stops and starts being traditional? The notion of tradition is always a contemporary construct–an idea of how we view things and privilege things that appeared and/or happened in the

Medieval Databases

No, silly, databases about medieval things… There’s been some discussion about medievalist folks thinking about manuscript databases. I have a great deal of interest in the subject–but absolutely no time to do anything about it. If I may offer a few points of professional advice–since I am a database programmer