Artifacts bring medieval history to life

David Sharron (left), the Brock Library’s Head of Archives and Special Collections, and Renee-Claude Breitenstein, Associate Professor of French and Director of Brock’s Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS), examine some of the newest medieval materials in the University’s collection during an end-of-term celebration held by MARS.  Recently acquired by Archives and Special Collections, the parchments include two legal documents from the 14th and 15th centuries, intricately illustrated pages from a 13th-century psalter and two 15th-century books of hours.  These new additions expand the opportunity for Brock students and researchers engage with medieval artifacts on campus.