Jan 27, 2018
An excellent overview of a complex subject , with the rare option to explore the practical skills involved in making manuscripts , and with a forward view of new research evolving IT makes possible.
May 05, 2017
fascinating subject. Excellent course whether you want to just learn about the history of the manuscripts or try creating some yourself. The Spanish professor is a real expert in the subject.
von Sandra Brandt•
Apr 09, 2019
I completed the course in April 2017. I found it challenging (which I like) and thoroughly instructional. I loved it. It is well presented, with a lovely combination of theory and practical work. The visuals are stunning. It has fostered a desire in me to keep on exploring these resources.
von Theodora Papadopoulou•
Mar 03, 2019
Exceptional! I am a Historian and a Historian of Art, from Athens Greece. I am really impressed by this course and its scientific aspect.
von Laëtitia Jeannin•
Oct 26, 2018
Complete, and very high quality ! And last but not least, creative and funny :) Many thanks
von Anne Géraldine Macías Alby•
Sep 10, 2018
I am enjoying this course a lot!!
this despite some broken links + as per my experience with the course, the process of getting reviewed by the pairs is a pain, often not getting the feedback needed, the deadline surpasses, and it is complicated to understand if it is due to system or not. While getting those issues one cannot concentrate properly on the course because it takes time digging on that part instead of dedicating that time studying.I think the course is excellent though and I am absolutely loving it.
von Irina Ivanova•
Sep 02, 2018
(+) I really liked the manuscripts part - it was great.
(+) I liked the hands-on project about creating the manuscript, but sometimes instructions were too vague or missing at all.
(-) I didn't like the history part. It has a lot of reading materials and none of the videos. And I didin't always see a connection to manuscripts.
(-) I hate the system when other students should grade my assignments. There was one student who always put too low grades to me and I didin't understand why (for example, I have written ductus of 3 letters and he put that I have done only 2 etc). I suppose that he doesn't understand English quite well so he doesn't understand the rubrics, but that's quite demotivating.
(-) The interview with a Dutch scriptor, who showed letters from manuscripts, was not translated to English.
von Roger Forster•
Aug 07, 2018
A very interesting and enjoyable course. The Hands-on project is very worthwhile but there is quite a lot to do.
von Maryna Pogorielova•
May 12, 2018
Excellent! Just one problem. There probably not too many students so it takes more time to grade your peer reviewed assignement and you have to wait.
von Gwyneth Try•
Apr 29, 2018
This was an extremely interesting course. I learnt a lot about medieval Europe and its history alongside knowledge of medieval manuscripts and bookbinding. I am tempted to do it again using the practical projects but I am not sure I have enough time to actually complete them.
von Carol Sinclair•
Apr 15, 2018
Very engaging and creative course that allowed me to study a subject I have always been enchanted with. The only issues are that the professors accent was so deep that it was difficult to understand her and the machine generated transcript had the same issue I did. Still a most enjoyable course and I would highly recommend it to all. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to take it.
von Elisa Markhoff•
Feb 19, 2018
First I'd like to say that this course is quite original and I give a lot of credit to Dr. Sanchez-Pinto for taking on such a project. Her videos are the most instructional of the class. That said, there are two instructors, and Dr. Martinez-Dávila mostly introduces a series of reading materials, so there are hardly any videos on the history component of the class.
Also, the weekly assignments are quite lengthy and require quite some work. For these, there is a deadline of only one week and the feedback from students is very diverse, depending on whether they are themselves librarians or not.
Overall an interesting course for those who are curious about manuscripts, but could definitely use a makeover.