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ERIC Number: EJ824457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2745
Digitized Medieval Manuscripts in the Classroom: A Project in Progress
Winkler, Andrea
History Teacher, v35 n2 p201-224 Feb 2002
There are many ways to use manuscripts images to allow undergraduates the change to employ problem solving techniques to interact actively with these materials. In this article, the author uses her undergraduate survey course entitled "Medieval Europe" to suggest ways in which digitized manuscript research can be brought into the classroom and can facilitate active, hands-on learning. In doing so, the author describes the prototype of a curriculum using a digitized manuscript corpora in a different way, one that allows undergraduates to understand and interact with a medieval manuscript, specifically a Book of Hours. The goal of this interaction is to encourage students to explore this aspect of the material culture of the late Middle Ages for themselves, rather than simply seeing yet more static images that must be explained by a professor. (Contains 30 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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