Winter School in Medieval & Early Modern Archival Skills & Book History

Funded by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, UL Teaching Fund

Sunday 2nd – Tuesday 4th December 2018Dtchs2lXcAAo974

Priority will be given to students of UL and MIC


Day One, Sunday 2nd December

2.00-6.00 Printing Workshop, facilitated by Parallel Editions

Basement, Glucksman Library

Day Two, Monday 3rd December

9.45 Welcome: Dr David Fleming, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, AHSS, UL 

Special Collections Reading Room, Glucksman Library

10.00-11.30 1.1 Perspectives from Librarians and Archivists (Mr Ken Bergin, Head, Glucksman Library Special Collections)

Special Collections Reading Room, Glucksman Library

12.00-1.30 1.2 Reading Medieval Manuscripts: Introduction to Palaeography (Dr Carrie Griffin)

Special Collections Reading Room, Glucksman Library

2.30-3.30 1.3 Research Online: Navigating Catalogues and Large Databases (Dr Richard Kirwan)

Training Room, Glucksman Library


Keynote Address

Dr Jason McElligott, Director, Marsh’s Library

“Marginalia, Networks and Emotions: Bringing Old Books and Libraries to Life”

Chair: Dr Richard Kirwan (History, UL and Director, CEMS)

The Boardroom, Glucksman Library

                  Followed by dinner, 6.15pm, The Pavilion

Day Two, Tuesday 4th December

10.00-11.30 2.1 Manuscript and Print Cultures in Early Modern Ireland (Dr David Fleming & Dr Clodagh Tait)

Training Room, Glucksman Library

12.45-2.15 2.2 Early Modern German Manuscript and Print Sources (Dr Richard Kirwan)

Early English Printed Books: Features, Research Directions (Dr Carrie Griffin)

Training Room, Glucksman Library

2.30-4.00 2.3 Notation and Music Manuscripts (Dr Eleanor Giraud)

Training Room, Glucksman Library


2.4 Piracy and the 18th century novel (Dr Christina Morin)

Library Boardroom