2018 John Coffin Memorial Annual Palaeography Lecture

2018 John Coffin Memorial Annual Palaeography Lecture
16 May 2018, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
The Chancellor's Hall, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

This lecture will explore the function of palaeography in manuscript scholarship from the nineteenth century onwards. Focussing on Middle English texts, both prose and verse, it will examine various aspects of palaeographical research, including description and dating of manuscripts, the identification of hands and the teaching of palaeography. 

Professor A.S.G. (Tony) Edwards is Honorary Professor of Medieval Manuscripts at the University of Kent and Honorary Visiting Professor at University College London.

Professor Edwards is a manuscript and literary scholar, whose studies are largely, but not exclusively based on Middle English and early modern verse and prose.  His publications include editions of the works of George Cavendish, John Lydgate and Thomas More, as well as many works on Middle English prose and verse, Tudor manuscripts, the history of the book, and scripts and transmission of English manuscripts between 1400 and 1700.

Lecture poster

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