Sexy Codicology is an independent project focused on medieval illuminated manuscripts and social media. We plunge deep into digitized special collections searching for the most beautiful illuminated manuscripts and share them on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Tumblr and Pinterest. Next to the promotion of medieval manuscripts over the internet, we also maintain projects such as the Maps of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts Available Online and Codicology, where we explain the basics of the various types of manuscripts.
Sexy Codicology’s objectives:
- To discover interesting medieval illuminated manuscripts hidden in digitized special collections.
- Share them through social media to the widest audience possible.
- Rise the interest in these amazing books.
Who is behind Sexy Codicology?
What’s the story of Sexy Codicology?
The Sexy Codicology project begun in 2012 as a Twitter account only (@SexyCodicology). After one month, it became a website and, at the same time, a Facebook page. The accounts on Pinterest and Tumblr soon followed, due to the visual nature of the project. Having the project reached the thousands of followers, with all the accounts combined, the website was redesigned in 2013 to better accommodate the bigger audience. The DMMapp soon followed.