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Digital Pedagogy: Teaching Medieval Paleography in the Virtual Environment

Digital Pedagogy: Teaching Medieval Paleography in the Virtual Environment
125 Queen's Park, Room 301, Lillian Massey Building
Time: May 4th, 2:00 pm End: May 4th, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Classics (FAS), 400-1200, 1500-1800, 1200-1500
Seminar/Workshop

The Centre for Medieval Studies presents

Digital Pedagogy: Teaching Medieval Paleography in the Virtual Environment

Carin Ruff (Ph.D. CMS 2001) will present vHMML (http://www.vhmml.org/), a suite of online tools for manuscript study that was developed by Centre grads working with the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library (http://www.hmml.org/). Carin will give a tour of vHMML's online paleography course ("School") and digital paleographical album ("Folio") and suggest ways they might be used by those teaching or studying beyond the reach of Toronto's paleography courses. She will also discuss the process of converting a real-life, propria persona paleography course to a virtual one, and will talk about some of the issues in the ongoing development of this complex suite of tools from the perspective of content development and project management.

After completing her Ph.D. at the Centre with a dissertation focusing on Latin pedagogy in Anglo-Saxon England, Carin Ruff taught at John Carroll University, UC-Berkeley, and Cornell. She has been a Visiting Fellow at PIMS, the Virginia Brown Fellow at the Centre for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies at Ohio State, and the Rigg Visitor in Medieval Latin at CMS. Carin left academe (mostly) in 2010 and made a career change to work in historic preservation and local history in her home town, Washington, DC, where she is now Executive Director of the Cleveland Park Historical Society. She continues her work in medieval studies through her contributions to vHMML; teaching the University of Minnesota's annual Minnesota Manuscript Research Laboratory at HMML; giving paleographical workshops at Swarthmore College; and teaching medieval Latin in the Classics Department at the University of Maryland.

 

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact The Centre for Medieval Studies at 416-978-4884

 

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