Publications in print

Irish palaeography

O'Neill, Timothy, The Irish hand: scribes and their manuscripts from the earliest times to the seventeenth century with an exemplar of Irish scripts, Mountrath: Dolmen Press, 1984.
Byrne, Francis J., A thousand years of Irish script: an exhibition of Irish manuscripts in Oxford libraries, Oxford, 1979.
Ní Úrdail, Meidhbhín, The scribe in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland: motivations and milieu, Studien und Texte zur Keltologie 3, Münster: Nodus Publikationen, 2000.
O'Sullivan, William, “Insular calligraphy: current state and problems”, Peritia 4 (1985): 346–359.

Early works:

O'Curry, Eugene, Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history, delivered at the Catholic University of Ireland during the sessions of 1855 and 1856, Dublin, 1861.
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O'Donovan, John, A grammar of the Irish language [published for the use of the senior classes of the College of St. Columba], Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1845.
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429–435 direct link
Ó Mhachaire, Seoirse [Ó Mh., S.], Casán na Gaoidhilge: an introduction to the Irish language, Belfast, 1841.
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Although general surveys are few and far between, much can be learned from studies on particular manuscripts, for instance:

Breatnach, Caoimhín, “Manuscript abbreviations and other scribal features in the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum”, Ériu 61 (2011): 95–163.
Ó Concheanainn, Tomás, “The Book of Ballymote”, Celtica 14 (1981): 15–25.
O'Sullivan, William, “The Book of Uí Maine formerly the Book of Ó Dubhagáin: scripts and structure”, Éigse 23 (1989): 151–166.
O'Sullivan, William, “Notes on the scripts and make-up of the Book of Leinster”, Celtica 7 (1966): 1–31.
Oskamp, Hans P. A., “The first twelve folia of Rawlinson B 502”, Ériu 23 (1972): 56–72.
Oskamp, Hans P. A., “The Yellow Book of Lecan proper”, Ériu 26 (1975): 102–121.

Insular script and Latin palaeography

O'Sullivan, William, “Manuscripts and palaeography”, in: Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí [ed.], A new history of Ireland, vol. 1: Prehistoric and early Ireland, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 511–548.
Background, especially on the earliest stages.
Brown, T. Julian, “The Irish elements in the Insular system of scripts to circa A.D. 850”, in: Löwe, Heinz [ed.], Die Iren und Europa im früheren Mittelalter, 2 vols, vol. 1, Veröffentlichungen des Europa-Zentrums Tübingen. Kulturwissenschaftliche Reihe, Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 1982. 101–119.
Bischoff, Bernhard, Latin palaeography: antiquity and the Middle Ages, tr. Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, and David Ganz, original title: Paläographie des römischen Altertums und des abendländischen Mittelalters (1979), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Lindsay, W. M., Early Irish minuscule script, Saint Andrews University Publications 6, Oxford, 1910.
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Lindsay, W. M., Notae Latinae: an account of abbreviation in Latin mss. of the early minuscule period, c. 700-850, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1915.
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Bains, Doris [author], A supplement to ‘Notae Latinae’: abbreviations in Latin mss. of 850 to 1050 A.D., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1936.
Draak, Maartje, Construe marks in Hiberno-Latin manuscripts, Mededelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afd. Letterkunde, Nieuwe Reeks 20.10, Amsterdam: Noord-Hollandse Uitgevers Maatschappij, 1957.
On the use of construe marks, as the title suggests.
Dumville, David N., Abbreviations used in insular script before A.D. 850: tabulation based on the work of W. M. Lindsay, Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Manuscript Studies 2, Cambridge: Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge, 2004.
Dumville, David N., A palaeographer's review: the insular system of scripts in the early Middle Ages, 2 vols, vol. 1, Kansai University Institute of Oriental and Occidental Studies, Sources and Materials Series 20.1, Suita, Osaka: Kansai University Press, 1999.
Dumville, David N., A palaeographer's review: the insular system of scripts in the early Middle Ages, 2 vols, vol. 2, Kansai University Institute of Oriental and Occidental Studies, Sources and Materials Series 20.2, Suita, Osaka: Kansai University Press, 2007.
Cappelli, Adriano, Lexicon abbreviaturarum = Dizionario di abbreviature latine ed italiane, Manuali Hoepli, 6th ed. (1899), Milan: Hoepli, 1961.
Cappelli, Adriano, Lexicon abbreviaturarum = Dizionario di abbreviature latine ed italiane, Manuali Hoepli, 2nd ed. (1899), Milan: Hoepli, 1912.
Moscow State University, Faculty of History – A. L. Ponomarev: <link>


On punctuation, word separation and related matters
Saenger, Paul, Space between words: the origins of silent reading, Figurae, Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1997.
Parkes, Malcolm B., Pause and effect: an introduction to the history of punctuation in the West, Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1992.
Parkes, Malcolm B., “The contribution of Insular scribes of the seventh and eighth centuries to the ‘grammar of legibility’”, in: . 1–18.


In development: Links (codicology and palaeography)
Leathanaigh shamplacha ó lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge i Leabharlann na hOllscoile, Corcaigh, University College Cork.
Vincent Morley, Lámhscríbhinní, Scríbhinn.
Dennis King, Nótaí Imill.
Gary Ingle and Dennis King, Quid Nunc: Notae.
Olaf Pluta, Abbeviationes™ – Medieval Abbreviations Made Easy, Fakultät für Philosophie und Erziehungswissenschaft, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
DigiPal: Digital Resource and Database of Palaeography, Manuscripts and Diplomatic, King's College, London.
Album interactif de paléographie médiévale.
MANCASS C11 Database Project: An Inventory of Script and Spellings in Eleventh-Century English, Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies.
Palaeography & manuscript studies, Senate House Library, University of London.
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Martin Hellmann, Homepage. Includes the Svpertextvs notarvm Tironianarvm, a resource for deciphering Tironian notes.
Irish Script on Screen (ISOS), Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.
Manuscripts in the Bodleian Collection at Oxford University.
St. Gall Priscian.
Fonts and software
Medieval Unicode Font Initiative (MUFI).
MUFI character database, Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages.
Script Encoding Initiative, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley.
Vincent Morley, Scríbhinn.
Michael Everson, Evertype.
UVic image markup.