Updates from the project

March 13, 2018

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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Early Medieval Irish Book Art

The Cradle of European Culture: Early Medieval Irish Book Art.
Stiftsbibliothek, St Gallen, Switzerland (13 March to 4 November 2018)

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Early Medieval Irish Book Art

The Cradle of European Culture: Early Medieval Irish Book Art
Stiftsbibliothek, St Gallen, Switzerland. 13 March–4 November 2018

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