Research Resources at Leicester

Leicester holds excellent research resources for Medieval Studies, not least in the new David Wilson Library. Medieval studies have been an integral and important part of the teaching curricula and research agendas of MRC departments for many decades, and this is reflected in the range, depth and quality of our library holdings.

The Library also holds a significant collection of manuscripts and rare books that is available for teaching and research. We have a specialist research library for English Local History, much of which relates to the history and topography of medieval England, and is complemented by the holdings in archaeology.

Electronic research databases for medievalists are extensive. Recent acquisitions include: Parker-on-the-Web; the Brepolis Complete Latin Archive; New Pauly Online; Brepols Journal Archive.

MRC students have access to very good computing and study facilities, especially in The Marc Fitch Historical Institute, on the Salisbury Road site. The MRC also has a small collection of books that are available for students to borrow (MRC catalogue: by author, by subject).


Special Collections and Manuscripts in the University Library

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Insular Manuscripts

International Network grant to study medieval manuscripts made by Anglo-Saxon or Irish scribes between AD 650 and 850


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