The Palaeography Teachers’ group is the group of experts in palaeography and diplomatic from across the federal University of London and beyond.

Many of the teachers run courses as part of the London Palaeography Summer School and are also involved in some of the courses on the London Rare Books School.

Palaeography and Diplomatic Teachers
Name Affiliation Research interests
Professor David d’Avray History Department, University College London Pecia transmission of manuscripts; pocket books; medieval manuscript production as mass communication, esp. manuscripts associated with the mendicant orders; Papal Diplomatic, especially the Papal penitentiary registers and Papal bulls.
Dr Debby Banham History Department, Birkbeck College Anglo-Saxon manuscripts.; medical and scientific manuscripts; Anglo-Saxon medicine, diet and agriculture; arrival of new medical texts and ideas in England in the 11th century; monastic sign language.
Dr Nicolas Bell Trinity College, Cambridge Curator of Music Manuscripts at the British Library; Medieval music manuscripts, particularly in early polyphonic sources; currently working on a study of the Las Huelgas codex, the great Spanish source of polyphonic music from the early fourteenth century.
Professor Michelle Brown Professor Emerita, Institute of English Studies Manuscript studies and the history of the book, esp. Western medieval manuscripts: their palaeography, codicology, art historical and socio-historical contexts; writing technology; illumination; specific interests in Insular, Anglo-Saxon and early medieval manuscript studies; history of communication; literacy, art history and archaeology.
Professor Charles Burnett Warburg Institute Mss. containing the Latin translations of Arabic texts, esp. those that may preserve features of the original Arabic manuscripts or reflect the innovations of the translator himself; the palaeography of numerals.
Dr Ainoa Castro Correa King’s College London Visigothic script; written production in the Iberian Peninsula (7th-12th centuries); cartularies; digital tools applied to manuscript studies
Professor Julia Crick Professor of Palaeography and Manuscript Studies, King’s College London Script and manuscripts in medieval Britain; archaizing script and forgery; the manuscripts and transmission of historical writing in the Middle Ages; the script and transmission of Anglo-Saxon charters; Exon Domesday.
Elizabeth Danbury Senior Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies English Diplomatic 1100-1800; illuminated and decorated charters in Britain and Europe in the Middle Ages; e-learning and the teaching of palaeography and diplomatic.
Dr Charalambos Dendrinos Royal Holloway, University of London Greek Palaeography; abbreviations and ligatures in Greek minuscule hands; Palaeologan autographs; editing Byzantine texts
Professor A.S.G. Edwards Professor of Medieval Manuscripts, University of Kent Middle English, sixteenth century; medieval fragments; provenance; commerce in medieval manuscripts
Dr Carol Farr ex-BL / Independent Scholar Art of early medieval manuscripts, Insular manuscripts, early Latin gospel books, manuscripts in liturgical contexts, graphic presentation of gospel texts, manuscripts and performance
Dr James Freeman Medieval Manuscripts Specialist, Cambridge University Library (Formerly of the Departments of Medieval Manuscripts and Printed Books at the British Library).  Dissemination and readership of medieval chronicles, their textual layout and scholarly paratextual apparatus; reading of history in monasteries and universities; book ownership and exchange; scribes and late medieval palaeography; bilingual Middle English/Latin dictionaries, their production and use; manuscript fragments; crossover between manuscripts and early print.
Dr Alison Finlay School of English and Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London Teaches in the areas of Old English, Old Icelandic, medieval literature and the history of the English language. Research interests primarily in Old Icelandic, and also in supervising research in Old English.
Dr Laura Franco Research Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London Greek Palaeography. Abbreviations and ligatures in Greek minuscule manuscripts. Manuscripts of the Metaphrastic tradition. Editing of Greek texts.
Professor David Ganz Visiting Professor, University of Notre Dame Carolingian and Anglo-Saxon manuscripts and libraries, and their importance for cultural contacts.
Dr Daniel Hadas Department of History, King’s College London Transmissions and editing of classical, patristic, and medieval Latin texts
Mr Peter Kidd ex-BL and Bodleian Libraries Medieval illuminated and liturgical MSS c.1050-c.1540; codicology as a tool; provenance and the history of book-collecting; the coordination of scribes and artists in the making of a MS.
Dr Erik Kwakkel Leiden University Latin palaeography and script development, especially in 1000-1300; Codicology; Medical manuscripts; Manuscripts used in the schools; Manuscript fragments.
Professor John Lowden Courtauld Institute of Art Illuminated manuscripts, between late antiquity and the end of the Middle Ages in the Byzantine East, as well as the Latin (and vernacular) West, especially all matters relating to Bibles Moralisées.
Dr Marigold Norbye History Department, and Department of Greek and Latin, University College London Teaches Latin palaeography and history of scripts.  French genealogical chronicles with diagrams; genealogical rolls; late medieval French and Italian aristocratic libraries.
Dr Nigel Ramsay History Department, University College London English monastic manuscripts/documents (literary, financial and administrative); English legal manuscripts (esp. common law); medieval scriveners and notaries; history of the ownership of manuscripts and archives in England, 16th-21st centuries (esp. the sources of Dugdale`s “Monasticon Anglicanum”); heraldic manuscripts (esp. of Robert Glover, Somerset Herald, d.1588).
Pamela Robinson Senior Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies Dated and datable manuscripts; 14th and 15th century manuscripts, esp. Middle English manuscripts; codicology; medieval libraries.
Professor Jane Roberts Senior Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies Old and Middle English language and literature; history of the English language, esp. lexical semantics; English vernacular manuscripts.
Dr Anna Somfai Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University Medieval manuscript studies. Philosophical, scientific and encyclopaedic manuscripts; their page-layouts; the nature, role and connection of their visual and textual elements. Visualising philosophical and scientific concepts in medieval manuscripts; diagrams. Book production. Latin palaeography.
Dr Chris Stamatakis Department of English, University College London Early modern literary manuscripts in England (c. 1520–1670); composition history, revision, and transmission of poetic manuscripts; paratexts; the history of reading; compilation of poetic miscellanies; digital editing. My research interests fall broadly into two categories: first, the hand-written traces left by writerly readers (whether in the form of manuscript fragments, manuscript marginalia in printed books, or the excerpting of literary and critical works in commonplace books); and secondly, the production and circulation of Italian books in early modern England (focusing on the provenance history of Italian books in English ownership in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and the printing of Italian works in England in either monolingual or polylingual editions).
Dr Peter Stokes Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, early medieval palaeography of Britain and Ireland (especially late Anglo-Saxon). Digital humanities, especially digital tools for palaeography and book history; digital representations of the book and its production and history.
Dr Jenny Stratford Institute of Historical Research, University of London French and English manuscripts of the later Middle Ages: text, illumination and history of collections; artistic patronage of John, Duke of Bedford.
Dr Wim Van Mierlo Loughborough University The study of modern (literary) manuscripts from the 18th to 20th century, covering particularly composition history and the process of writing and revision, but also the manuscript as physical object and a tool, palaeography (handwriting, constitution of the draft page) and codicology (paper analysis and dating); as well as textual and genetic editing.
Dr Hanna Vorholt Department of History of Art, University of York Illuminated manuscripts, esp. encyclopaedias, maps and diagrams; mise-en-page and the iconicity of text and notation; manuscript cataloguing.
Professor Andrew Wathey Northumbria University Music in late medieval England and France; Philippe de Vitry; social and cultural history of music; digital scholarship in the Humanities.
Dr Rowan Watson Victoria and Albert Museum Late medieval book production and the codicology of the late medieval book; the collecting and study of medieval manuscripts in the 19th century.
Dr Claudia Wedepohl Archivist, Warburg Institute German palaeography, in particular nineteenth and twentieth century
Mr Christopher Whittick East Sussex Record Office English legal and administrative documents (common law, chancery and church courts); medieval and ‘law’ French; title deeds and manorial records; history of conveyancing; application of documentary sources to the history of buildings.
Dr James Willoughby New College, Oxford Manuscript studies, medieval libraries and provenance history, and the writing, publication and transmission of texts from the early middle ages to the early sixteenth century.
Dr Christopher Wright Royal Holloway, University of London Greek palaeograpahy; cataloguing Greek manuscripts; Palaeologan autographs; editing Byzantine texts