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British Academy Global Professorship success

28 July 2020

Professor Kathleen Kennedy, currently at Penn State University Brandywine, will be joining the University of Bristol for four years from 1 January 2021 as a British Academy Global Professor.

Professor Kennedy specialises in medieval English history and the history of the book. Her publications include The Courtly and Commercial Art of the Wycliffite Bible (2014) and Medieval Hackers (2015). During her tenure as British Academy Global Professor, she will be based within the Centre for Medieval Studies and will be working on two major projects. The first is a study of 15th-century English book design, examining how English book producers of the period participated in the aesthetic innovations of the Renaissance. The second, which is a collaboration with medievalists based at the University of Bristol, is a catalogue of manuscripts and fragments scattered across various libraries in the city of Bristol, including Bristol University Library and Bristol Central Library. She will also be curating a public exhibition to showcase the manuscripts in Bristol collections.

The British Academy Global Professorship programme brings researchers from across the globe to British universities to collaborate with colleagues in the UK on pioneering programmes of research.

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