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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Durham Priory Library Recreated Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The Durham Priory Library Recreated Fellowship is made possible by a generous grant from the Zeno Karl Schindler (ZKS) Foundation and other donors to conduct research on any aspect of the collections of Durham Priory Library, including their origin, manufacture, content, decoration, and history of the texts. Fellows engage actively in the academic life of the Institute and of the Durham Priory Library Recreated Project, which is a collaboration between Durham University and Durham Cathedral. The project is digitising the 480 volumes of manuscripts and several dozen printed books belonging to the pre-reformation Cathedral Library and dating from the seventh century AD onwards. They will be attached to one of the academic programme’s five core themes and will work under the direct supervision of the academic lead responsible for that particular theme:

  1. History of the Book
  2. Community Living: Liturgy, Rules and Well-Being
  3. Scholastic Learning and Philosophical Enquiry
  4. Science, Knowledge and the Natural World
  5. Digital Re-creations

Previous Fellows