– notes, frequently asked questions and useful links from the archivist and curator of manuscripts at Balliol College, University of Oxford. Opinions expressed are the author's own.

Unlocking Archives 8

     Lunchtime talk: Unlocking Archives

– current research in Balliol College’s special collections –


The Index of Images in Oxford College Libraries:

an overview of the Project

Dr Lynda Dennison

Friday 22 November (Oxford MT week 6), 1-2 pm

Balliol Historic Collections Centre

St Cross Church, Manor Road

* all welcome *

A survey of the scope and method of the project, which aims to compile an index of images in Oxford College Libraries from the time of Chaucer to Henry VIII, illustrated with special reference to the medieval manuscripts collection at Balliol College.

For the past six years Lynda Dennison has been a researcher for the Index of images in English manuscripts from the time of Chaucer to Henry VIII, c.1380-c. 1509, general editor Kathleen Scorr, and has lectured in the History of Art at the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education and the Oxford Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Feel free to bring your lunch. The talk will last no more than half an hour, to allow time for questions and discussion afterwards, and a closer look at some of the Balliol manuscripts discussed.


manuscripts produced:

  • 037
  • 080
  • 081
  • 092
  • 093
  • 101
  • 219
  • 219
  • 228
  • 235
  • 264
  • 286
  • 290

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