THE ART OF READING IN THE MIDDLE AGES

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Welcome to the ARMA PROJECT.


The project ‘The Art of Reading in the Middle Ages’ will show the importance of medieval reading culture as a European movement by bringing together (digitised) manuscripts produced between c. 500 and c. 1550 from across Europe, unlocking their educational potential by curational and editorial enrichment, using innovative ways for displaying and handling digital objects in an educational context.


25.08.2021

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Beguines and literature in the Middle Ages

13th century female semi-religious orders who created and transmitted vernacular literature

Women in the Middle Ages greatly contributed to the creation and transmission of literature, both Latin and vernacular. The Beguines were one of the most influential groups of women in this respect. They were an order of female semi-religious active largely in the 13th century in and around (present day) northern France, southern Germany, and the Low Countries.

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27.07.2021

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Pray and work: The Rule of Saint Benedict

6th century guide for communal religious life

Few texts have had as much impact on Western monasticism as the Rule of Saint Benedict. Written by Benedict of Nursia (d. 547), the rule offers a well-suited and practical guide for communal religious life, attaining monastic ideals by governing the monks’ entire day.

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30.06.2021

Milestone 06: Engagement Plan

Engagement plan is describing how the ARMA consortium will achieve audience development based on the use of collection presentations and datasets, social media, blogs, galleries and a curated online exhibition. The plan also outlines which partners we will be involved and how the material will be incorporated into relevant education platforms.

Link to the document


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8

ARMA
PARTNERS

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20.000

MEDIEVAL
OBJECTS

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1

ONLINE
EXHIBITION

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7

EUROPEAN
COUNTRIES

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7

COLLECTIONS

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1M

VISITORS


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