The Dartmouth Brut: Conservation, Authenticity, Dissemination

In this photo essay, we reflect on our respective encounters with the object now known as Dartmouth College, Rauner Special Collections Library, MS 003183. Deborah Howe describes the process that turned a fragile object into a functional codex. Michelle Warren considers how this process intersects with the practices of medieval studies and digital humanities. Together, we trace the kinds of collaborations that orient material history toward the future.

This article first appeared on Project MUSE. If you are at an institution that subscribes to MUSE, you can access the original version at:

The article was then published as an HTML version at:


Deborah Howe and Michelle R. Warren