Research work at the John Rylands Research Institute is continually improving our understanding of people, cultures and societies around the world.
By stimulating interdisciplinary research, as well as activities such as cataloguing and projects, we are unlocking knowledge that makes a difference to people's lives.
This research project uses SeeBiByte software to investigate the evolution of the page design of Dante’s Divina Commedia.
The Samaritan correspondence of Moses Gaster
This research project analyses and contextualises about 500 letters in Samaritan Hebrew.
Lives and afterlives
The Lives and Afterlives of Letters network centres on the study of correspondence and was established by a group of JRRI research associates, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.
Visionary Artists, Visionary Objects (1800-now)
This international network centres on the work of visionary artists, and on the nature of visionary art.
In Their Own Words
A three-year project funded by the Leverhulme Trust looking at poetry in translation in the UK after 1962.
The formation and reception of the Macklin Bible
This research project looks at the Macklin Bible - an ambitious, illustrated Bible, published in London in 1800.