Research work at the John Rylands Research Institute is continually improving our understanding of people, cultures and societies around the world.
By stimulating interdisciplinary research, as well as activities such as cataloguing and projects, we are unlocking knowledge that makes a difference to people's lives.
Lives and afterlives
The Lives and Afterlives of Letters network centres on the study of correspondence and was established by a group of JRRI research associates, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.
Italian and French humanistic culture
This research focuses on Italian and French humanistic culture during the early modern period.
The Samaritan correspondence of Moses Gaster
This research project analyses and contextualises about 500 letters in Samaritan Hebrew.
In Their Own Words
A three-year project funded by the Leverhulme Trust looking at poetry in translation in the UK after 1962.
The formation and reception of the Macklin Bible
This research project looks at the Macklin Bible - an ambitious, illustrated Bible, published in London in 1800.
Medical education in a 'provincial' context
This research project focuses largely on the Manchester Medical Manuscripts Collection, which consists of over 250 unique manuscripts from 1750-1850.