THE ART OF READING IN THE MIDDLE AGES

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.


29.07.2022

GALLERY PUBLISHED

Medieval coins

Medieval coins show that communication through both text and image was not restricted to books. Coins are tiny historical monuments, material witnesses of how medieval people thought, how they recognised and understood the world.

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28.07.2022

BLOG POST PUBLISHED

Reading medieval coins

What coins where used in the Middle Ages and how far they travelled

Medieval coins show us that communication through both text and image was not restricted to books in the Middle Ages. Coins were not only a measure of how much things were worth, they were capable of expressing personal and territorial identity, economic security and collective memory.

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01.07.2022

OPEN CONFERENCE

ARMA Conference in Ljubljana

22 June 2022

On 22nd of June the ARMA partners came together in Ljubljana for the second conference of the project. Whereas the first ARMA-conference in February 2022 was still completly digitial, due to Covid-restrictions, we were very happy that this time we could organise a hybrid version and that many of us could meet each other in person for the very first time.

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07.06.2022

BLOG POST PUBLISHED

Reading between the lines

Melodic notation for the public recitation of the Bible in mass

Passages of the Bible have been recited melodically in mass since the beginnings of the Christian liturgy, in a practice that probably grew out of Jewish traditions of reciting the Torah. Musically simple and formulaic, recited texts were rarely supplied with full musical notation. Indeed, most medieval manuscripts of Bible readings for mass, known as lectionaries, contain no music whatsoever.

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31.05.2022

BLOG POST PUBLISHED

Bringing digitised medieval objects into compulsory education

The ‘Art of Reading in the Middle Ages’ (ARMA) project saw curators work with educators to design inspiring and innovative learning materials using digitised medieval manuscripts. We previously explored how these materials were developed for post-secondary education - today, find out the work done for pupils in primary and secondary schools.

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12.05.2022

BLOG POST PUBLISHED

Teaching with digitised medieval manuscripts in post-secondary education

In the ‘Art of Reading in the Middle Ages’ (ARMA) project, curators from different European heritage institutions and educators joined forces to design innovative learning materials for higher education with digitised medieval manuscripts. Read about the achievements of the ARMA partners and how educators can use their materials.

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