London Palaeography Teachers' Group

The Palaeography Teachers' group is the group of experts in palaeography and diplomatic from accross the federal University of London. 

Many of the teachers run courses as part of the London Palaeography Summer School and are also involved in some of the courses on the London Rare Books School.

Palaeography and Diplomatic Teachers
Name Affiliation Research interests
Professor David d'Avray History Department, University College London Pecia transmission of manuscripts; pocket books; medieval manuscript production as mass communication, esp. manuscripts associated with the mendicant orders; Papal Diplomatic, especially the Papal penitentiary registers and Papal bulls.
Dr Debby Banham Faculty of Continuing Education, Birkbeck College Anglo-Saxon manuscripts.; medical and scientific manuscripts; Anglo-Saxon medicine, diet and agriculture; arrival of new medical texts and ideas in England in the 11th century; monastic sign language.
Dr Nicolas Bell British Library Curator of Music Manuscripts at the British Library; Medieval music manuscripts, particularly in early polyphonic sources; currently working on a study of the Las Huelgas codex, the great Spanish source of polyphonic music from the early fourteenth century.
Professor Michelle Brown Institute of English Studies Manuscript studies and the history of the book, esp. Western medieval manuscripts: their palaeography, codicology, art historical and socio-historical contexts; writing technology; illumination; specific interests in Insular, Anglo-Saxon and early medieval manuscript studies; history of communication; literacy, art history and archaeology.
Professor Charles Burnett Warburg Institute Mss. containing the Latin translations of Arabic texts, esp. those that may preserve features of the original Arabic manuscripts or reflect the innovations of the translator himself; the palaeography of numerals.
Elizabeth Danbury School of Library and Information Studies, University College London English Diplomatic 1100-2000; illuminated charters; art as propaganda 1250-1500; e-learning and the teaching of Palaeography and Latin.
Dr Charalambos Dendrinos Royal Holloway, University of London Greek Palaeography; abbreviations and ligatures in Greek minuscule hands; Palaeologan autographs; editing Byzantine texts
Professor David Ganz Professor of Palaeography Carolingian and Anglo-Saxon manuscripts and libraries, and their importance for cultural contacts.
Dr Alison Finlay School of English and Humanities, Birkbeck University of London Teachers in the areas of Old English, Old Icelandic, medieval literature and the history of the English language. Research interests primarily in Old Icelandic, and also in supervising research in Old English.
Professor John Lowden Courtauld Institute of Art Illuminated manuscripts, between late antiquity and the end of the Middle Ages in the Byzantine East, as well as the Latin (and vernacular) West, especially all matters relating to Bibles Moralisées.
Peter Kidd ex-BL and Bodleian Libraries Medieval illuminated and liturgical MSS c.1050-c.1540; codicology as a tool; provenance and the history of book-collecting; the coordination of scribes and artists in the making of a MS.
Dr Dorothea McEwan Archivist, Warburg Institute History of scholarship in the 20th century; history of ideas/intellectual history; Roman Catholic mission history; feminist liberation theology.
Dr Marigold Norbye History Department, University College London Manuscript books, including the examination of manuscripts as physical objects and witnesses to the society which produced and transmitted them, the study of their textual and artistic contents, and interpretations regarding their cultural role and impact. Also, late medieval French and Italian aristocratic libraries, and French genealogical chronicles.
Dr Nigel Ramsay History Department, University College London English monastic manuscripts/documents (literary, financial and administrative); English legal manuscripts (esp. common law); medieval scriveners and notaries; history of the ownership of manuscripts archives in England, 16th-21st centuries (esp. the sources of Dugdale`s "Monasticon Anglicanum"); heraldic manuscripts (esp. of Robert Glover, Somerset Herald, d.1588).
Pamela Robinson Senior Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies Dated and datable manuscripts; 14th and 15th century manuscripts, esp. Middle English manuscripts; codicology; medieval libraries.
Professor Jane Roberts Senior Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies Old and Middle English language and literature; history of the English language, esp. lexical semantics; English vernacular manuscripts.
Dr Anna Somfai Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University Medieval manuscript studies. Philosophical, scientific and encyclopaedic manuscripts; their page-layouts; the nature, role and connection of their visual and textual elements. Visualising philosophical and scientific concepts in medieval manuscripts; diagrams. Book production. Latin palaeography.
Dr Jenny Stratford Institute of Historical Research, University of London French and English manuscripts of the later Middle Ages: text, illumination and history of collections; artistic patronage of John, Duke of Bedford.
Dr Wim Van Mierlo Institute of English Studies, University of London The study of modern (literary) manuscripts from the 18th to 20th century, covering particularly composition history and the process of writing and revision, but also the manuscript as physical object and a tool, palaeography (handwriting, constitution of the draft page) and codicology (paper analysis and dating); as well as textual and genetic editing.
Dr Hanna Vorholt British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Warburg Institute The relationship between text, image and mise-en-page in medieval manuscripts and their transmission; encyclopaedic manuscripts (esp. the Liber Floridus); medieval maps and their manuscript contexts; codicology.
Professor Andrew Wathey Northumbria University Music in late medieval England and France; Philippe de Vitry; social and cultural history of music; digital scholarship in the Humanities.
Dr Rowan Watson Victoria and Albert Museum Late medieval book production and the codicology of the late medieval book; the collecting and study of medieval manuscripts in the 19th century.
Dr Claudia Wedepohl Archivist, Warburg Institute 16-20 Century manuscripts; archive material; handwriting styles, abbrieviations.