Bone stylus. Stockholm, National Historical Museum, 20106: KA f II (from Annemarieke Willemsen, Back to the Schoolyard (2008), ill. 27)

A number of our speakers are attached to or leading other projects that are of interest to all participants (in addition to those already linked within speaker profiles or abstracts). Co-organizer Orietta Da Rold is a director of Manuscripts Online: Written Culture 1000 to 1500. She is also a project advisor to the Manuscripts of Ælfric’s Catholic Homilies for which Kathryn Lowe is the primary investigator. Our other co-organizer, Philip Shaw, is a supervisor for the Dialect in Diaspora: Linguistic Variation in Early Anglo-Saxon England project, part of the Impact of Diasporas project at the University of Leicester, the remit of which is to examine “the impact of ancient diasporas on the cultural and population history of Britain and how these events have shaped identities in the British Isles both in the past and in the present.”

Estelle Stubbs is principal investigator  for Networks of Book Makers, Owners, and Users in Late Medieval England and served as research associate for the Late Medieval English Scribes project.

Erik Kwakkel is the director and Irene O’Daly is a postdoctoral researcher for the ‘Turning a New Leaf’ project which examines innovations in the medieval manuscript during the twelfth-century renaissance. The project offers frequent updates and essays on its blog and has offered a number of outstanding Lieftinck Lectures.

Jacob Thaisen is part of the Middle English Grammar Project team a collaboration between the University of Stavanger and the University of Glasgow.

Nadia Togni is responsible for BIBLION. Système d’analyse informatisée des manuscrits atlantiques, a data processing system for Atlantic bibles.

Last but nowhere near least, Kristel Zilmer is a postdoctoral researcher on the ‘The“Forging” of Christian Identity in the Northern Periphery (c.820-c.1200)’ project funded by the Norwegian Research Council and located at the Centre for Medieval Studies, Bergen.

These are just a few of the networks and projects that I either knew of before hand or could easily access on-line. I’m sure that there are more. For example, Claudia Di Sciacca is involved in a two-year research project organized by the Universities of Palermo, Rome LUMSA, and Udine examining Anglo-Saxon adaptations of hagiography and early monasticism.

I’m sure that we’ll learn about more and encourage any participants to add their ongoing projects below!


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