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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 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.