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Professor Ad Putter wins EU Horizon funding for doctoral training network on the early book

Head shot of Professor Ad Putter

11 May 2022

€2.4 million awarded for Marie Słodowska-Curie Doctoral Network

The English Department's Ad Putter and Professor Marianne Ailes, Directors of Bristol's Centre for Medieval Studies, have led a successful EU Horizon bid.

The award will support a Marie Słodowska-Curie Doctoral Network that will train a new generation of medievalists across Europe in the history of the early book. The Doctoral Network Re-mediating the Early Book: Pasts and Futures will fund a cohort of doctoral researchers in six Universities (Bristol, Alicante, Vienna, Zürich, Antwerp, and NUI Galway).  

Professional development and skills training will be provided by experts of the consortium, in collaboration with non-academic partners in a range of sectors that show the continuing importance and relevance of the early book in Europe today.  These include publishing (Quaternio and Boydell and Brewer), heritage libraries (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vlaamse Erfgoedbibliotheken), museums (National Print Museum and Klosterneuburg Museum), the antiquarian book trade (Maggs Bros. and Inlibris), and cultural events management (Cúirt International Festival of Literature).

The programme, which was awarded a grant of just over €2.4 million, will run for four years, 2023-2027. 

Find out more about opportunities for medieval postgraduate study at the University of Bristol here, including our MA in Medieval Studies with a core unit on the History of the Book.

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