The London International Palaeography Summer School is a series of intensive courses in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies. Courses range from a half to two days duration and are given by experts in their respective fields from a wide range of institutions. Subject areas include Latin, Middle English, Early Modern English, German, Greek, Medieval Spanish and Merovingian palaeography, calligraphy, illuminated manuscripts, codicology, manuscript editing and liturgical and devotional manuscripts.

The Summer School is hosted by the Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies with the co-operation of the British Library, the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House Library, the Warburg Institute, University College, King's College London and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Please note that bookings are now closed.

LIPSS 2018 will be held 11-15 June. Further details to follow.

Course Overview 2017

Monday 12 June

Tuesday 13 June

Wednesday 14 June

Thursday 15 June

Friday 16 June


View further details about the summer school palaeography teachers' affiliations and research interests.

A display of medieval writing materials, which includes the possibility of practical use of certain medieval items, will be exhibited during certain lunch breaks, and is open to all participants of the Summer School.


Please bring a pencil: pens are not allowed when valuable manuscripts and facsimiles are in use.