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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

Lives of Letters: Letters to the editor

15:00 - 16:30 01 May 2019

Join us for the fourth seminar of the semester. Speakers tbc.

An introduction to UoM computational shared facilities for Humanities

09:30 - 13:00 03 May 2019

Are you a Humanities researcher who would like to be able to repeat a simple computing task several times but don’t want to use your own machine to do this? By using the University’s computational shared facilities (CSF) you can offload your jobs to the high performance computing (HPC) facility. This will allow you to save space and resour..

Digital Humanities Work-in-Progress Afternoon

02:00 - 17:30 07 May 2019

DH@Manchester would like to invite you to an afternoon of interesting digital humanities talks! The Digital Humanities Work-in-Progress Afternoon is an informal event aimed at showcasing the work of some of our colleagues from several disciplines in the humanities. Whether you are working on similar digital humanities problems, you would like..

John Rylands Poetry Reading with Leontia Flynn and Zaffar Kunial: SOLD OUT

17:00 - 19:30 09 May 2019

Please join us from 5 pm at the John Rylands Library for a reception and a collection encounter showcasing some of the most interesting letters held in the Special Collections at the University of Manchester Library. The poetry reading will start at 6 pm. Leontia Flynn has published four collections of poetry with Jonathan Cape. Winner of th..

Digital Humanties Forensic Authorship Analysis Roundtable

15 May 2019

We are pleased to announce the 1st Roundtable on Practices and Standards in Forensic Authorship Analysis. The event, supported by the International Association of Forensic Linguists ( and hosted by the Centre for Digital Humanities at The University of Manchester (, is aime..

Engraving China’s Last Golden Age

12:00 - 13:30 16 May 2019

The recent discovery of a complete set of engravings of European Palaces in Yuan Ming Yuan at the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, and the presence of a complete set of engravings of the Qianlong Emperor’s Western Campaigns at the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow, makes Britain home to two of the most unusual and rare s..

Don Share in conversation with John McAuliffe

17:00 - 19:00 22 May 2019

The John Rylands Research Institute and Centre for New Writing are pleased to present: Don Share in conversation with John McAuliffe. Don Share is the editor of Poetry magazine. His most recent books are Wishbone; Union; and Bunting’s Persia; and he has edited a critical edition of Basil Bunting’s poems as well as an edition of Bunting..

JRRI Summer Conference: Gender, Memory and Documentary Culture, 900-1200

28 - 29 June 2019

This conference brings together aspects of gender and documentary culture between the tenth and twelfth centuries that we believe inform and engage each other, but are often studied in isolation. Although the field of medieval gender studies is an active and well-populated one, less attention is given to the role gender played in the commissio..

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