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Hargrett Hours courses

One series of courses, taught in the fall semesters of even years, focuses on the content, makeup, history, and context of Hargrett Library MS 836, a fifteenth-century French Book of Hours called the Hargrett Hours. When we began these courses in Fall 2016, absolutely nothing was known about this prayerbook. The goal therefore was to identify the different texts in the manuscript (which prayers does it contain?), figure out where it was made and when, and to understand the position of this manuscript in the broader landscape of late medieval religious devotion. These discoveries will feed into an online facsimile and edition of the manuscript, with interpretive materials explaining its history and use — all produced by students.

Fall 2016: Hargrett Hours 1.0

Fall 2018: Hargrett Hours 2.0