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

  • “A multidisciplinary look at classification.” Thurs., Nov. 15, 3:30-4:30, Hogan B/C (fourth floor). MID is co-sponsoring with the Classics Department a round table on “Classification,” with participating faculty from Biology, Music and Classics.
  • We’re hosting another hackathon! More info beginning to appear here.

Regular meetings

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

Ongoing projects (AY 2018-19)

Returning projects:

  • The Homer Multitext project: work on three new manuscripts, while revising our first edition of 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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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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