Christine Bachman was the 2019-2020 Graduate Student Research Fellow at the Schoenberg Institute of Manuscript Studies. During the fellowship, she conducted research focused on LJS 101. Her fellowship projects combined close examination of the physical manuscript, study of the broader trends of Carolingian manuscript production and intellectual life, and digital presentation of research. This exhibit is one result of the fellowship.
Christine is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Delaware. Her research focuses on the construction, decoration, and use of early medieval manuscripts, with a particular focus on northwestern Europe in the eighth century. She is currently working on her dissertation which examines the earliest surviving book covers from northwestern Europe, dating to approximately 700-800 CE, and analyzes them according to three major functions they performed – encasement, embellishment, and enshrinement. In addition to her research, Christine engages with medieval manuscripts and early medieval art through her library work and teaching.