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This Project, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC, ref: 19534), began on May 1, 2005 and finished on 30 August 2010. Funded for a period of five years, it was a collaborative enterprise between the Universities of Leeds and Leicester, directed by Dr Mary Swan, Professor Elaine Treharne, Dr Orietta Da Rold and Dr Jo Story, and Dr Takako Kato was the research associate.

The Project's objectives are to provide the first full and accurate records of the manuscripts, especially those containing literary materials written principally in English from c. 1060 to 1220, and to constitute a properly formed and exceptionally valuable scholarly resource for use by the Project and all interested researchers.

The analytical work of the Project will amount to a mapping of the production of this material in terms of place, date, scribes and resources, and probable purpose. It will also situate English textual compilation in its full cultural context, bridging the traditional periodization of 'Old' and 'Middle' English and bringing to prominence a significant corpus of material whose importance for understanding the impact of the Norman Conquest and its aftermath has never before been investigated.

Project team

Principal Investigator and Director

Professor Elaine Treharne, School of English, University of Leicester, University Road Leicester, LE1 7RH

Co-applicant and Director

Dr Mary Swan, Director of Studies, Institute for Medieval Studies, Parkinson Building, 405, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT

Board of Directors

Dr Orietta Da Rold, School of English, University of Leicester, University Road Leicester, LE1 7RH

Professor Jo Story, School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester, University Road Leicester, LE1 7RH, Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2761

Research Associate

Dr Takako Kato, School of Humanities, Clephan Building, De Montfort University, Leicester, LE1 9BH

Senior Research and Administrative Assistant

Hollie Morgan, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EP

Research and Administrative Assistant

Owen Roberson, School of English, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH

PhD Students

Thomas Gobbitt, Institute for Medieval Studies, Parkinson Building, 405, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT

Kate Wiles, Institute for Medieval Studies, Parkinson Building, 405, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT

Research Assistants

Freya E. P. Brooks, School of English, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH

Thomas Gobbitt

Johanna Green, English Language, University of Glasgow

Sanne van der Schee, School of English, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH

George Younge

Research Assistants under the Postgraduate Work Experience Scheme

Zoƫ Enstone

Rob Payne

Simon Patterson

Research Assistants under the GCSEs Work Experience Scheme

Molly Hogan, Leicester Grammar School (June 2009)

Helena Cooper, Leicester Grammar School (June-July 2010)

Contributors

Dr Danielle Maion, independent scholar

Dr Mark Faulkner, University College Cork

Dr Helen Foxhall Forbes, School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester

Advisory Board

Dr William Flynn, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds

Professor Tom Hall, Department of English, University of Notre Dame

Professor Ralph Hanna, Keble College, Oxford

Professor Emeritus Kevin Kiernan, University of Kentucky

Professor Ursula Lenker, English Linguistics, Catholic University Eichstt-Ingolstadt

Professor Bella Millett, English, School of Humanities, University of Southampton

Professor Andrew Prescott, Humanities Advanced Technology & Information Institute, University of Glasgow

Professor Mary Richards Emerita, Department of English, University of Delaware

Professor Jocelyn Wogan-Brown, Fordham University

Site Updates and Revisions

Dr Georgia Henley, Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, Stanford University