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Bernard James Muir

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Bernard James Muir

 
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Arts
 
Primary Interest
Anglo-Saxon Culture and Literature
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Prof

Bernard James Muir

 

FELLOW OF THE AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF THE HUMANITIES AND PROFESSOR OF MEDIEVAL STUDIES, ENGLISH DEPARTMENT, THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Professor Bernard Muir is currently working on a project titled 'The Digital History of the Manuscript Book'. This project, which has funding from a teaching development grant from the University of Melbourne, uses manuscript resources from Victorian collections (SLV and Ballarat Fine Art Gallery in particular) to illustrate both the evolution of scripts and the preparation and presentation of texts preserved in manuscript format.

Since these collections are limited in the range of scripts and genres of books represented, supplementary materials will be used from overseas collections (esp. The Bodleian Library, The British Library, and the J.P. Getty Museum). The project will be presented on a DVD that is to include numerous original illustrations of various aspects of the making of the codex and video components demonstrating how gatherings/quires were sewn together on a frame in preparation for binding and also how medieval scribes worked.

Consultancies and Directorships

~ Director of Evellum (www.evellum.com), producer of fine scholarly digital facsimiles of medieval manuscripts.
~ Project Manager and Publisher of the Bodleian Digital Texts series (Oxford).

Projects

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7

Projects

Project Types


6

Research Grant


1

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 17 most recent scholarly works by Bernard James Muir.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2013

The Wright Medallion

2004

Australian Academy of the Humanities

2004

FAHA - Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Culture And Communication

Member

International Society of Anglo-Saxonists

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Toronto

Licentiate in Mediaeval Studies

Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

Master of Arts

University of Toronto

Bachelor of Arts

University of Toronto