HC MID Devoted to the study of incompletely published primary sources


  • December 05, 2017: Manuscripts hackathon. On February 24, 2018, HC MID will take over the third floor of Hogan Center to host an all-day manuscript hackathon f...
  • May 31, 2017: End-of-year retrospective. It was another productive year for HC MID, and busy enough that it was hard to keep up to date with club members’ man...
  • November 15, 2016: Museum roadtrip. On Saturday, MID hit the road for the distributed exhibit of manuscripts, “Beyond Words,” with stops at the Houghton ...

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Special events

Save the date! February 24, 2018: one-day manuscript hackathon for secondary school students and teachers!

Regular meetings

Regular meeting times during the academic year: Fridays, 2:00-5:00, fourth floor of Fenwick Hall.

New projects

  • The Homer Multitext project: the “twin manuscripts” (Venice, and Escorial monastery, Spain). (Github repository)

Ongoing projects (AY 2017-18)

Ongoing projects:

  • The Homer Multitext project: the Venetus A manuscript.
  • Latin liturgical manuscripts with chant annotated with neumes. (Github repository.)
  • Pliny the Elder, Natural History: the Bamberg manuscript. (Github repository.)

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Special events

We occasionally host presentations from others, and participate in the program of Digital Classicist New England.

Mission Statement

The aim of the Manuscripts, Inscriptions and Documents Club shall be to further the study of these academic fields: paleography, codicology, epigraphy, as well as the study of languages. We strive for undergraduate inclusion in research.

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