Coding Codices – Episode 1: Sexy Codicology and the DMMapp

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About this Episode

Recorded 4 June 2020. Edited by Tessa Gengnagel.

Guests: Giulio Menna, Marjolein de Vos

Content: In this episode, we talk to Giulio Menna and Marjolein de Vos, the founders of the Sexy Codicology project and the DMMapp (Digitized Medieval Manuscripts app). They both graduated in Book and  Digital Media Studies from Leiden University, the Netherlands. Giulio  Menna is a functional application manager and developer at Leiden  University Library while Marjolein de Vos is a functional application  manager at Leiden University, with previous work experience at Europeana and the National Library of the Netherlands.  Together, we discuss how they came up with the Sexy Codicology project,  how the use of social media to promote digitized medieval manuscripts  has changed in the last few years, and what we think cultural heritage  institutions should do in the future to showcase the manuscripts they  are preserving.

Giulio Menna

Giulio is a passionate lover of medieval manuscripts, with a particular interest in those from Southern Italy. He holds an MA in Book and Digital Media Studies and a BA in Graphic and Multimedia Design. Currently working as an application manager and developer at Leiden University Libraries, Giulio has developed the DMMapp and the DMMapp blog, which provides access to digitized medieval manuscripts and insightful commentary on these cultural treasures.

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