Originally supported by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the project now continues as a collaborative effort by a dozen scholars to transcribe one of the most significant Latin manuscripts of the Late Anglo-Saxon period. Pembroke College 25, Cambridge, contains ninety-six Latin sermons composed on the continent in the ninth century. It is the earliest and best surviving witness to a sermon collection known as the Homiliary of Saint-Père de Chartres. As the basis for writing sermons in Old English to be preached to the laity, Pembroke 25 bridges the worlds of Carolingian and Anglo-Saxon learning and dramatizes the close interrelations between Latin and Old English literature. Though recognized as a crucial document of Carolingian intellectual history and of late Anglo-Saxon preaching some sixty of its ninety-six texts remain unpublished and unstudied. In its current physical state Pembroke 25 is fragile, requiring special care and limited access.
The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (University of Pennsylvania) is the home for this project. The project has the support of Pembroke College, Cambridge.
|Rachel Anderson||Jonathan Davis-Secord|
|Amey Hutchins||Alex Devine|
|Timothy C. Graham||Stephen Barker|
|Leslie Lockett||Damian Fleming|
Thomas N. Hall on Sources of the Manuscript
Thomas N. Hall on Contents of the Manuscript
Rebecca Rushforth on Description of the Manuscript
Directors of the project are Dot Porter and Paul E. Szarmach