The Dartmouth Brut (Rauner Codex MS 003183) is the focal point for the latest issue of Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures, edited by Professor Michelle R. Warren, Professor of Comparative Literature. A conference on the Brut was held in 2011 at Dartmouth College and the presentations are reprinted in the journal, including the photo essay, "The Dartmouth Brut: Conservation, Authenticity, Dissemination" co-authored by Deborah Howe, Collections Conservator, with Professor Warren. If you have ever wondered about the considerations that go into conservation treatments this essay highlights the types of problems to be solved and the collaborative decision making that guides the conservator's treatment solution.
The article in the Fall 2014 issue may be found at: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/digital_philology/toc/dph.3.2.html
The digital copy of the Brut may be found at: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/digital/collections/manuscripts/ocn312771386/index.html
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