…created and run by Renate Burri.

Renate Burri is a Swiss classicist with a strong interest in Byzantine Studies, especially Byzantine Manuscript Studies.

This website wishes to contribute to and foster ‘Swiss made’ research in Byzantine Studies (however rather rarely ‘made in Switzerland’). This rich and highly interdisciplinary field of research is still largely neglected and underrepresented at Swiss Universities and in Switzerland.

The blog documents my research project “In the Name of the Rose”, a search for unknown, lost, and forgotten Greek manuscripts and texts in the Vatican Library. The blog is addressed to everybody interested in manuscripts and their rich contexts such as history, culture, script, materials, literature, language, knowledge etc., and to everybody who is curious to have a look at it.