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The John Rylands Research Institute

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Events at the John Rylands Research Institute

Our events provide opportunities for everyone, from expert scholar to interested visitor, to engage with our research activity.

Upcoming events

Blake Awakes: Reinvention, Revival and Rylands Collections

01 May 2018

Blake Awakes: Reinvention, Revival and Rylands Collections 1 May, 1-5pm, The Christie Room, The John Rylands Library This workshop will explore some of the ways in which the artistic vision of William Blake has been reimagined and reinvented in British art and culture, with a special focus on material held at the John Rylands Library. Host..

Joint lecture with MANCASS: Michael Wood ‘The Lady of the Mercians: Aethelflaed (d. 1100 years ago), daughter of Alfred the Great’

18:00 - 03 May 2018

Joint lecture with MANCASS: Michael Wood ‘The Lady of the Mercians: Aethelflaed (d. 1100 years ago), daughter of Alfred the Great’

John Rylands Research Institute Annual Lecture with Jeanette Winterson

18:00 - 08 May 2018

Please note that the date of this event has changed. “Reading the Future: Books, power, people, robots, and Dante” The John Rylands Library was founded by Enriqueta Rylands in memory of her husband John, in 1900, and was a gift to the people of Manchester. The Library holds one of the finest collections of rare books, manuscripts, and o..

Manchester Medieval Society Yearly Excursion

09:00 - 19:00 12 May 2018

Excursion to the Peak District, itinerary to be confirmed

Digital Approaches to Text Editing

12:00 - 16:30 15 May 2018

This workshop will engage participants in a discussion about the future of Digital Humanities approaches to creating and displaying text editions. Three papers will explore best practices developed at a range of projects at Oxford, culminating in a roundtable discussion that looks forward to how similar initiatives can continue to be developed..

Stealing Smiles: Changes in Dentistry during the 20th Century

17:30 - 19:00 24 May 2018

To coincide with National Smile Month and 70 years of the National Health Service, this conversation between medical historian Dr Richard Barnett, and Dr Margaret Wilson, Dental clinician and academic, explores historical dental instruments from the Museum of Medicine and Health and Manchester Dental Hospital Museum to reveal great changes in..

Good Grief: Historical Perspectives on the Regulation of Mourning

10:30 - 16:30 25 May 2018

10.30-11am Tea/Coffee (Foyer) 11-11.50am Grief-Stricken: Medical and Psychological Models of Mourning Naomi Baker (Manchester), Mourning Sickness: Is Grief a Disease? Lesel Dawson (Bristol), Melancholy Caves: Grief and Early Modern Psychology 12-12.50pm Victorian Grief Ingrid Hanson (Manchester), ‘Give me back what I have lost or give me..

The Paranoid Style Revisited: Postwar American Cultural Politics and The Argosy Magazine

28 - 29 June 2018

The Paranoid Style Revisited: Postwar American Cultural Politics and The Argosy Magazine John Rylands Library, Manchester, 28-29 June 2018 Half a century ago Richard Hofstadter published his influential essay ‘The Paranoid Style in American Politics,’ in which he identified ‘heated exaggeration, suspiciousness and conspiratorial fantas..

The Paranoid Style Revisited: Postwar American Cultural Politics and The Argosy Magazine

28 - 29 June 2018

The Paranoid Style Revisited: Postwar American Cultural Politics and The Argosy Magazine John Rylands Library, Manchester, 28-29 June 2018 Half a century ago Richard Hofstadter published his influential essay ‘The Paranoid Style in American Politics,’ in which he identified ‘heated exaggeration, suspiciousness and conspiratorial fantas..

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