With extensive holdings of printed books and manuscripts from the early modern period, housed in a dedicated state-of-the-art conservation and research centre and supported by excellent electronic resources, Aberdeen provides a centre of excellence for study of early modern textual culture across the disciplines. Specialist research focuses on early modern letter-writing and the cultures of correspondence in early modern England, the genres and transmission of early modern legal manuscripts. Other areas of interest are the production and circulation of music manuscripts in Scotland, England and across Europe, the reception of manuscripts, and the emergence of conceptions of identity and a national tradition within Scottish literary culture through the sixteenth-century.

Contacts: Elizabeth Elliott, Andrew Gordon, Adelyn Wilson,Helen Pierce, Marie-Luise Ehrenschwendtner, and the Manuscript Reading Group (via Andrew Gordon)