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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.


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

JRRI Annual Lecture 2019. Jenny Uglow: 'Walter Crane: Fairytales, Manchester and Utopian Socialism'

17:30 - 19:30 14 March 2019

The 2019 JRRI Annual Lecture is presented by historian and writer, Jenny Uglow. Walter Crane: Fairy...

Lives of Letters: READing and Transkribing Handwritten Documents

12:30 - 16:30 24 January 2019

The Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents (READ) project aims to make archival material m...

Expanding our Digital Horizons: Digital Scholarship and Collaboration

10:30 - 13:30 25 January 2019

This skills-sharing workshop seeks to bring together Imaging and Data experts from across the Univer...

From screw press to spectral density: re-evaluating the print revolution

13:30 - 15:00 25 January 2019

The principal objective of this pilot project is to explore how the combination of traditional bibli...

Lives of Letters Series: Ancient and Modern Love

17:00 - 18:30 31 January 2019

'Love Letters and Erotic Letter: Antiquity and Beyond' Dr Owen Hodkinson (Leeds, Classics) In this...

Mapping Manchester for Researchers

09:30 - 16:30 04 December 2018

The John Rylands Research Institute is proud to present this one-day workshop which connects unique...

Lives of Letters Series: Literary Letters.

15:00 - 16:30 05 December 2018

Charles Olson and Henry Murray: The Poet and the Personologist Lucy Burns (Manchester) This paper e...

'Neo-Tories. British Conservatives in rebellion against democracy and political modernity, 1929-39,' History Research Seminar: Dr. Bernhard Dietz

16:15 - 17:30 06 December 2018

Bernhard Dietz (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz): New Approaches to the History of Conservatis...

Lives of Letters Seminar Series. Pictures and Postcards: Images and Letters

17:00 - 18:30 08 November 2018

The Lives of Letters Network presents 'Pictures and Postcards: Images and Letters'. Schedule: Dr L...

‘Genres of popular economics in 1970s America: economic democracy, labour activism and the tax revolt,’ History Research Seminar: Dr. Tiago Mata

16:15 - 17:30 08 November 2018

Tiago Mata (UCL) ‘Genres of popular economics in 1970s America: economic democracy, labour activis...