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Manchester Middle English Manuscripts Conference

20 Aug 2009

Launching the Manchester Middle English Digital Library

To celebrate the completion of the project and the launch of the Manchester Middle English Digital Library, the JRUL is hosting a major academic conference on 17-18 September 2009. The Manchester Middle English Manuscripts Conference will consider the Rylands collection within the wider context of other corpora of ME manuscripts, and explore the potential of digitisation to enable novel methods and new avenues of scholarly enquiry.

Keynote speaker Professor Julia Boffey of Queen Mary University, London, will open the conference with a public lecture on the evening of Thursday 17 September. Other speakers include:

  • Professor Wendy Scase (Birmingham)
  • Professor Tony Edwards (De Montfort University)
  • Professor John Thompson (Queen's, Belfast)

The conference will be of interest to medieval historians, students of Middle English literature, linguists, codicologists, historians of the book, archivists and manuscript curators.

For further information and to download a booking form, please consult the Conference Programme. The deadline for registration is Friday 28 August, but early booking is strongly recommended.

Further information, programme and booking form are available at:

If you have any queries, please contact: