Quadrivium 2012

Quadrivium VIII PhD Training Symposium

Getting Digital

1-2 November 2012
HRI, University of Sheffield


The Quadrivium programme offers lectures, seminars, and networking opportunities over a two-day period to postgraduate students who work on medieval textual cultures, and will be of value to research students at various stages of their doctoral careers. Initiated with support from the AHRC collaborative PhD training fund 2004-06, Quadrivium is organised by a consortium of participating Universities: Glasgow (2005), York (2006), Birmingham (2007), St Andrews (2008), Leicester (2009), Belfast (2010) and Glasgow (2012).

The Medieval Manuscripts Research Consortium, an alliance of UK-based funded research project teams, is a collegial forum for sharing expertise and experience concerning project management and, in particular, the nurturing of PostDocs and PhD students and the promotion of collaboration among project teams and institutions.

This year Quadrivium is hosted by the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield under the auspices of the JISC funded project 'Manuscripts Online' and will focus on digital humanities and their value for postgraduate research. There will also be sessions on academic and non-academic careers and workshops on grant applications and other ‘generic skills’ sessions.

For further links to online resources for research in textual criticism, or to find out more about the Quadrivium Project, please visit the main Quadrivium site.


Registration for Quadrivium is free, please download the registration form and send it to the address provided as soon as possible. The deadline for the receipt of registration forms is 25 October 2012.

Registration for Quadrivium is now closed as the event is full. We are processing the forms received so far, and will get back to students by Wednesday 24 October.



Costs and subsidies

Lunches and the conference dinner will be free, and we are pleased to offer financial support to cover accommodation and travel expenses which will distributed on a first come, first serve basis (on production of receipts). You will be informed promptly whether funds are still available to you.


We have chosen accommodations that cost less than 60£ per person/per night (if booked in advance) and not too far away from the location (some of them are close to public transports, others are 30 mins on foot).

A list of accommodations can be downloaded here.


Quadrivium is generously subsidised by JISC.

Organising Committee: Orietta Da Rold, convenor (Leicester),  the Manuscripts Online team, Gemma Wheeler (Sheffield) and Paola Scarpini (Sheffield).

Share this page: