Mouse and Manuscript

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With apologies for Cross-posting

Researchers, teachers and librarians at Leiden university joined forces to create this very innovative free online ' textbook'. Mouse&Manuscript is a collection of interactive lessons on codicology and oriental manuscripts. Its aim is to stimulate teaching on codicology in and outside of the classroom, and to contribute to the disclosure of Leiden University’s rich collection of oriental manuscripts. The lessons are centered around fully digitalised manuscripts from the oriental collection of Leiden University Libraries. They include samples in Arabic, Persian and Coptic, from cultures ranging from the Maghrib to Mughal India. The lessons can be read in any order.

With lock-downs around the world and teachers struggling to give shape to their teaching online, this tool could not have been more timely: