Quadrivium VIII, Getting Digital, 1-2 November 2012, HRI, University of Sheffield

This year Quadrivium is hosted by the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield under the auspices of the JISC funded project ‘Manuscripts Online’ and will focus on digital humanities and their value for postgraduate research. There will also be sessions on academic and non-academic careers and workshops on grants’ applications and other ‘generic skills’ sessions.


The Quadrivium programme offers lectures, seminars, and networking opportunities over a two-day period to postgraduate students who works on medieval textual cultures, and will be of value to research students at various stages of their doctoral careers. Initiated with support from the AHRC collaborative PhD training fund 2004-06, Quadrivium is organised by a consortium of participating Universities: Glasgow (2005), York (2006), Birmingham (2007), St Andrews (2008), Leicester (2009), Belfast (2010) and Glasgow (2012).

The Medieval Manuscripts Research Consortium, an alliance of UK-based funded research project teams, is a collegial forum for sharing expertise and experience concerning project management and, in particular, the nurturing of PostDocs and PhD students and the promotion of collaboration among project teams and institutions.

For further links to online resources for research in textual criticism, or to find out more about the Quadrivium Project, please visit the main Quadrivium site (http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/quadrivium/)


Dr Orietta Da Rold

School of English

University of Leicester


Conference website: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/english/news/conferences/quadrivium2012