Welcome to The Wordhoard (formerly Matthew’s Random Ramblings). I’m pleased you’ve found yourself here, and hope you enjoy your visit. I like to think of this blog as ‘non-scholarly thoughts on scholarly subjects’ with a bit of SF to keep it (un)real. I am a postdoctoral researcher into medieval manuscripts at Durham University, England, and have a Ph.D. in Classics and the History of Christianity from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. My previous job was Teaching Fellow in Late Roman History at Edinburgh.
My Ph.D. was all about manuscripts, as I examined Late Antique epistolography in the letters of Pope Leo the Great (pope 440-461) and their transmission through the Middle Ages. But there isn’t too much about Latin epistolography here. Yet. Manuscripts have a tendency to appear, though.
I am most prone to blog about Classics, Mediaeval Stuff, and Science Fiction and Fantasy. My research involves travel, so I talk about the places I go as well. The header photo for this blog is a random image I took during my travels; in theory, refreshing the page will change the image. 😉