Medieval Manuscripts Seminar

Founded in the 1970s, this seminar aims to bring together expertise from academia, libraries and the commercial world of books. The seminar covers current research on the history of book production and use in the Middle Ages, including the history of script, and the study of the fortunes of manuscript culture in the Middle Ages and later centuries. The seminar is at present convened by Prof. Julia Crick (King’s College, London) and Dr David Rundle (Centre for Medieval Early Modern Studies, University of Kent).

In 2020-21 the seminar is online allowing us to engage with a global community. You are invited to the last seminar in this academic year’s series:

Dr Eyal Poleg (Queen Mary’s, London)

‘more busines to fynd out what should be read, then to read it when it was founde out’:

A Material History of the Bible in late medieval and early modern England.

11th May 2021, 5:30pm

Please register via the Institute of English Studies webpages.

Past Seminars

A small number of past seminars have been recorded and are accessible via the links below.

Laura Cleaver, Wilfrid Voynich’s dealings in manuscripts (c. 1898-1930) and why they matter, 13 October 2020.