This site has been archived as part of King's Digital Lab (KDL) archiving and sustainability process, following background analysis and consultation with research leads wherever possible.

Project content and data has been stored as a fully backed-up Virtual Machine and can be made available on request (depending on access controls agreed with the Principal Investigator) for a period of at least 2 years from the decommissioning date indicated below.

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At its inception, KDL inherited just under 100 digital research projects and websites. Aware of the intellectual and cultural value of many of these projects, with the support of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at King’s College London, KDL took on its responsibility to the community to steward them in a responsible manner. When the options of setting up a Service Level Agreement for further hosting and maintenance with KDL and/or undertaking migration to IT Services at King’s or other institutions were deemed infeasible or inappropriate, the archiving process was initiated.

We would like to thank research leads, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at King’s College London, and partner institutions, for their support in this process.

For further information on KDL archiving and sustainability process see:

Project name

InScribe Module 2

Project principal investigator(s)

Matt Phillpott

Decommission Date

November 2018

Archive URL(s)

Additional links

Internet Archive


The scripts module of InScribe provided a detailed study of individual script styles to determine the origin and date of production of a given manuscript. By completing this module you would be able to identify manuscripts and documents from the sixth century through to the sixteenth. The focus was on British Medieval texts and was structured in roughly chronological order. Throughout the module you would also have the opportunity to read and transcribe from a range of scripts of different periods, assign a date to manuscripts based on their script and gain a basic understanding of the palaeographical terminology used to describe and identify scripts.