HDS 2228

Scrolls in the Middle Ages

Thomas Forrest Kelly and Beverly M. Kienzle


Medieval scrolls continued to be made far into the era of the codex and served various purposes: archival, legal, musical, poetical, for reasons of format or of solemnity. This seminar will study the phenomenon of the rotulus and will prepare an exhibition at the Houghton Library of the fascinating and important rolls at the Harvard libraries. The course will meet at Houghton Library. Visits are anticipated to other collections, including the Morgan Library and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Experience with Latin paleography is desirable but not required.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 12 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Medieval Studies 240


0.50 credits
Spring 2014
Wed 1pm-4pm
HU Houghton Library

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • History of Christianity
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None