Bannatyne MS Project
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The Bannatyne MS [Adv. MS. 1.1.6], c. 1568, is the largest extant collection of late medieval Scottish verse. It comprises over 400 separate pieces of text, divided into five thematic sections: theology, morality, comedy, love and fables.

To date the manuscript has been accessible in limited print edition and facsimile: this project offered a beta of what a digital edition could look like, in addition to a full TEI edition of the fourth section, love. Further funding is still being sought to continue this work.

NB: If you are looking for the Bannatyne Gym Group, I am sorry, you have come to the wrong website.

This Project

This project established the first working digital edition of the manuscript in its entirety. It is hoped that by replicating Bannatyne’s unique and forward-thinking curatorial process in the modern era, that the project, and any future editions, will ensure that his collection endures and that any interested party may interact meaningfully with its contents without limitation.

About Me

This project was undertaken by me, Dr Lucy R. Hinnie. I was a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Saskatchewan from 2019-21. For more information about my career and research, please see my personal website.

Bannatyne MS Project Poem