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Conclusion – Navarre Book History

By • Aug 24th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I’ve finally reach the end of this project, or rather this stage of the project since I will be continuing my research into senior year as an honors thesis. It has been a challenging, but engaging process. I made it through 5 hours a day of transcription for 4 weeks in Spain, one week at […]

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3rd update – Spanish Book History Website

By • Aug 20th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello there again! I promised that I would post again once I was working on the final products of my project, the website and the paper. The website is basically finished. It has taken me basically the entire week to finish it, apart from a day at the Library of Congress. My goal is to […]

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2nd Update: Halfway through the Data

By • Jul 29th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hi! It’s been quite a while since I wrote the first status update in week 2 in Spain. Since then, I finished up the last two weeks in Spain and miraculously got through the transcription of most of my material. I am however waiting on a CD of scans to be sent to me with […]

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2 weeks down, 2 weeks to go

By • Jun 18th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

  While my research obviously stretches to the full 7 weeks, the heart of the research is in these first four weeks in Pamplona, Spain where I am collecting my data. After arriving June 1st, I immediately started work at the Archivo Diocesano de Pamplona (ADP) the next day. It was definitely something of a […]

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Abstract: Private Libraries of Navarre in the 16th and 17th centuries

By • Mar 27th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Private libraries are the collections of books owned by private individuals. In the 16th and 17th centuries in Spain, these private libraries were often inventoried as part of wills and/or court proceedings over the goods of the deceased. These inventories tell us what books belonged to a specific individual and can in turn inform us […]

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Manuscript Research at the HMML Part 2

By • Nov 22nd, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Manuscripts, Research

So the last post described in a nutshell what I did. We flew to Minnesota and drove to St. John’s University on Friday, worked on Saturday, and flew back to school on Sunday. The day that I got to work with the manuscript was all too short and it was a race to get as […]



Manuscript Research at the HMML Part 1

By • Nov 22nd, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Manuscripts, Research

For my Student Research Grant, I traveled to St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, to visit the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library (HMML). Professor Greenia initially invited me on this trip because another Hispanic Studies student, James Sylvester, is going to do his honors thesis on the manuscript Leyes de los Moros, of which three […]