Note all old English Mss are very valuable: scrutinizing the Middle English manuscripts in the John Rylands Library

24 09 2009

To celebrate the near completion of the project and the launch of the Manchester Middle English Digital Library, the JRUL hosted a major academic conference on 17-18 September 2009. The Manchester Middle English Manuscripts Conference considered the Rylands collection within the wider context of other corpora of ME manuscripts, and explore the potential of digitisation to enable novel methods and new avenues of scholarly enquiry.

Keynote speaker Professor Julia Boffey of Queen Mary University, London, opened the conference with a public lecture on the evening of Thursday 17th September, ‘”Note all old English Mss are very valuable” : scrutinizing the Middle English manuscripts in the John Rylands Library.’

Prof. Julia Boffey opens the conference with a public lecture, 'Note all English Mss are very Valuble'

Prof. Julia Boffey opens the conference with a public lecture, 'Note all English Mss are very Valuble'


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