Thesis Title: ‘De libris quos legere solebam’. Multi-text Manuscripts and the Accumulation and Transfer of Knowledge at Reichenau and St Gall in the Ninth Century
Start Year: 2015
Primary: Dr Charles West | Secondary: Professor Martial Staub
My main interest is in the strategies employed, consciously or unconsciously, by Carolingian scholars in the ninth century to rediscover, preserve and transmit knowledge. The focus of my research is a group of multitext manuscripts from St Gall and where possible, from Reichenau, which I am analysing in the context of other contemporary or near contemporary manuscripts to identify patterns of transmission and storage. I am also interested in applying digital technology to this research.