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The John Rylands Research Institute

Past events

Annual Lectures

Annual Lecture 2017 - Professor Michael Wood: 'The Anglo Saxons and the Making of England'

Date: 30 March 2017.

Annual Lecture 2016 - Professor Dame Marina Warner: 'Oracular Narrative: Timing and Truth Telling'

Date: 11 February 2016.

Conferences

The John Rylands Research Institute Conference 2017 - 'Archival Afterlives’

Date: 27-29 June 2017.

A conference exploring the wealth of the modern literary archives held at The University of Manchester Library with a focus on post-war poetry in English.

Guardian conference 2017 - 'Comment is free but facts are sacred': The Guardian in Local, National and Global History

Date: 6 April 2017.

John Rylands Research Institute Conference 2016 - 'The Other Within - The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of the John Rylands Library'

Date: 27-29 June 2016.

Going Digital with Humanities Research

Date: 27-28 January 2016.

Other events

Professor Robert Gibbs (Toronto): Ideas for renewing the research university

17:00 - 18:30 12 February 2018

Professor Robert Gibbs recently completed a 10-year term as Inaugural Director of the Jackman Humani...

Manchester Medieval Society: Mini Excursion ‘Medieval Chetham’s: Manor-College-Library’

18:00 - 19:00 28 February 2018

Chethams library: Mini Excursion guided by Fergus Wilde ‘Medieval Chetham’s: Manor-College-Libra...

CMI Afternoon Seminar Series: Balancing the Local and the Universal in Maintaining Ethical Access to a Genomics Biobank

15:00 - 16:30 30 January 2018

Dr Catherine Heeney, University of Edinburgh Abstract: The presentation will draw upon work complet...

Dora Marsden Lecture: Professor Morag Shiach, 'Modernism, Meaning, and Magic: "Trying to Learn to Use Words"'

17:00 - 18:30 05 December 2017

The annual Dora Marsden Lecture will be given this year by Professor Morag Shiach. Her talk is entit...

Art History Seminar - Alice Butler: ‘Cookie Mueller’s Adolescent Fragments’

06 December 2017 - 24 February 2018

Coming out of archival research Alice pursued last year at New York University, this research semina...

Christmas lecture Manchester Medieval Society: Gale Owen-Crocker '"Deck the hal"' Anglo-Saxon style'

07 December 2017 - 24 February 2018

Christmas lecture: Gale Owen-Crocker '"Deck the hal"' Anglo-Saxon style'

Paradise Lost at 350

11:00 - 13:00 09 December 2017

Celebrate 350 years of Paradise Lost on John Milton’s birthday at the John Rylands Library. 11a...

Lives of Letters Network: Private and Public Letters

17:00 - 18:30 14 December 2017

The Lives and Afterlives of Letters Network is a newly established, interdisciplinary network which...

Lives of Letters Network: Curating Correspondence

17:00 - 18:30 09 November 2017

The Lives and Afterlives of Letters Network is a newly established, interdisciplinary network which...

15th Annual Rylands Poetry Reading with Jorie Graham - SOLD OUT

18:00 - 19:30 23 November 2017

This year’s 15th Rylands reading will be given by Jorie Graham. Jorie Graham is the author of nu...

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