Updates from the project

May 14, 2021

Publication of C. Breay and J. Story, eds., Manuscripts in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Cultures and Connections (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2021). The book includes papers arising from research by the project team:

  • Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, 'The original Lindisfarne gospels?', pp. 1–15
  • Bernard Meehan, 'The Royal-Otho-Corpus / Cambridge-London / Parker-Cotton-Wolsey Gospels', pp. 16–27
  • Joanna Story, 'Insular Manuscripts in Carolingian Francia', pp. 66–85.

June 25, 2019

Bravo Claire Breay, winner of the Longmans–History Today Trustees Award 2019 for contributions to public history.

June 2019

The third of our Workshops meets in Vienna on 13–14 June.

January 2019

Becky Lawton (Leicester / BL AHRC CDP PhD student) writes about Anglo-Saxon England and Europe, which is the subject of a public lecture at the British Library by Jo Story on 24th January 2019.

October 19, 2018

The British Library's Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition opens to 5-star reviews from The Guardian and Evening Standard. The University's news story is here.

September 20, 2018

The British Library has announced that the Book of Durrow (Trinity College Library, Dublin, MS 57) will be coming to the UK for the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition, which opens on 18 October.   

September 1, 2018

Dr Erin Dailey takes up a lectureship in early medieval history at Leicester, replacing Jo Story's teaching role for the period of her BA/LT Senior Research Fellowship.

September 1, 2018

Teresa Porciani, MA (Pisa), joins the Insular Manuscript team in Leicester on the Erasmus + internship scheme for four months, until December 2018. Teresa is an early medieval art historian, and will be helping to augment the project database and bibliography with specialist information.

March 22, 2018

Jo Story has been awarded a British Academy / Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship for a year beginning on 01 September 2018. This will create time for her to deliver a number of projects, including this one and the events associated with the forthcoming British Library exhibition.

March 13, 2018Poster for Early Medieval Irish Art exhibiton

A new exhibition opens at the Stiftsbibliothek in St Gallen, Switzerland: The Cradle of European Culture: Early Medieval Irish Book Art. It runs from 13 March to 4 November 2018.

November 30, 2017

The British Library has announced major loans for the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition which opens in October 2018, including  Codex Amiatinus which will be making its return journey to England 1302 years after it left Wearmouth-Jarrow in 716!

August 5, 2017

Delighted to announce that Leicester and Nottingham, under the presidency of Dr Christina Lee (English, UoN) will be hosting the biennial conference of ISAS, the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, in Summer 2021.

July 14, 2017

We have a job available! Come work with a super team on exciting manuscript research. Apply through either the University of Leicester site or

April 28, 2017

Many congratulations to Pragya Vohra for securing a lectureship in Early Medieval History, 800–1200 at the University of York. A terrific achievement!

March 24, 2017

News from the British Library digitisation team, with a list of 175 Anglo-Saxon manuscripts now fully digitised

March 6, 2017

Jo Story has won funding for a research studentship under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Programme for a project on 'Franco-Saxon manuscripts in the ninth century'. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Jo Story (UoL) and Dr Kathleen Doyle (The British Library).

For further details about the studentship, including how to apply, click here.
Job advert (deadline 10 April)

January 2, 2017

Some good news to start 2017: our CI, Dr Claire Breay has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List, for ’services to Medieval History’. Info on page 48 here.

This is enormously well deserved, and a huge credit to Claire’s hard work – on the Magna Carta project most recently but for much, much more than that. Congratulations, Claire!

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