Jake is cataloguing roughly 1,000 Persian manuscripts that are held in the John Rylands Library collections, by developing records in TEI and contributing them to Fihrist, the UK’s Union catalogue for manuscripts from the Islamicate world.
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Joshua is an award-winning composer of orchestral and vocal music. As Artist in Residence Joshua's research will investigate ideas in music that take inspiration from the work of Alan Turing and his time in Manchester.
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Sonia is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, who works on Tokugawa period (1603-1868) Japanese History. She is currently using primary sources such as administrative and commercial maps, travel guides, pictorial representations of travel (especially ukiyo-e prints), travel diaries and narratives, in order to investigate the cultural, ideoogical and social impact of domestic travel within Tokugawa Japan.
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Rebecca writes poetry, essays, and libretti. As an artist-in-residence, Rebecca is working on the Elaine Feinstein archive (with a particular focus on the 2005 hybrid novel 'The Russian Jerusalem') and drafting a new auto-fictive narrative poem ('Speaking Russian in Coulson: Between Countries and Between Forms').
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Patrick is a composer of instrumental music and a current artist-in-residence at the archives. He is exploring ways in which medieval plainchant can be integrated into a musical language that also draws from modernist and avant-garde conceptions of composition.
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Nil is a British Academy fellow who works on Turkish language and history. Her project looks at the learning of Turkish in the 16th and 17th centuries against the backdrop of complex relations between Turkey and Europe.
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Ben is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow working on social identity formation in late medieval Germany. His research focuses on discourses of 'oppression' which played a role in the evolution of mutually exclusive 'town' and 'noble' identities in fifteenth century southern Germany. He is also studying a manuscript in the John Rylands Library, a 1565 armorial from the workshop of Lucas Cranach the Younger.
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Rebecca is the Shreeve Fellow in the History of Medicine and is working on midwifery illustration in nineteenth-century England. She is working, in particular, with the archives, books and visual collections of the Manchester man-midwife Thomas Radford. Her wider research interests lie in the intersections between medical, art, social and material histories. Rebecca’s research is generously funded by Dr David Shreeve.
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