The Quadrivium Project offers subject-specific research training in Medieval English Textual Studies to doctoral students. Our definition of Medieval English Textual Studies is inclusive, covering Language, Paleography and Codicology, Textual Criticism and Editorial Practices, and Socio-Historical Contexts.
Our principal objective is to draw upon established expertise in major UK institutions for the enhancement of subject-specific doctoral research training in Medieval English textual studies. The Project is hosted by the University of Glasgow, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and is run in partnership with several institutions, i.e., Queen's University Belfast, the University of Birmingham, Queen Mary University of London and the University of York. These institutions have a long-standing research relationship, based on symposia held regularly for the last three years.
Our intention is to develop materials and orientation useful for the many UK universities where medieval texts are studied, and also to forge links with non-Higher Education Institutes. We are developing close relationships with other AHRC funded research training programmes, notably that based in the Institute of English Studies, University of London, and also interested in establishing further links with other doctoral research trainings in individual institutions.
We are now carrying out the needs analysis of doctoral research trainings across the UK, and we very much welcome your cooperation. Please take few minutes to fill in the questionnair. Thank you very much.
These pages are currently under construction. The main sections completed so far are 'Palaeography & Codicology' to be found via the 'Portal' link. If you require further information, or have comments, please contact the Project Facilitator.