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Medieval and Early Modern

The Medieval and Early Modern research group produces prize-winning research that is scholarly and forward-looking.

Our research cluster has a wealth of expertise from Old and Middle English language to literature from the 14th to the 17th centuries. It includes the lexical semantics of Old English, literary manuscript studies and commercial book production, book history, the history of handwriting, history of rhetoric, history of reading, women’s writing, textual and digital editing, digital humanities, and performance and practice-led research.

Animating Text Newcastle University, a collaboration between this research group and Data Science, supports our exploration in the digital sphere of the relationship between technologies – handwriting, printing, voicing – and book production and dissemination.

The cross-School Medieval and Early Modern Studies research group brings together colleagues working on the Medieval and Early Modern periods across the Faculty.

We co-lead the Humanities Research Institute’s interdisciplinary Performance Network.

We co-create with many partners including Northern Stage, Opera North, Globe Theatre, and more.

Medieval and Early Modern Languages students