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Bookings will close on 12th May 2024.


The London International Palaeography School (LIPS) at the Institute of English Studies, University of London runs a series of intensive courses in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies.

LIPS Courses | Week 1 2024

Length Date Course
1-day 3 June 2024 Introduction to the codicology of medieval manuscripts 
1-day 3 June 2024 Introduction to the Insular System of Scripts (c. 600 – 900) 
1-day 4 June 2024 Introduction to the cataloguing of medieval manuscripts 
1-day 4 June 2024 Insular Script in Britain from Alfred the Great to the Norman Conquest 
1-day 5 June 2024 Hebrew Manuscripts and Their Readers in the Renaissance (1300-1650): Genres, Languages and Formats 
1-day 5 June 2024 Early Modern English Palaeography 1500-1700: Reading, Analysing and Editing Texts and Records
1-day 6 June 2024 Transcribing and Editing Manuscripts: Palaeography after 1700 
1-day 7 June 2024 TEI and the description of medieval manuscripts
1-day 7 June 2024 Books & Documents in Late Medieval Spain: A Palaeographical Introduction 
1-day 7 June 2024 The Wonder of Working with Fragments
2-day 3-4 June 2024 Illustrated Vernacular Manuscripts in Quattrocento Florence
2-day 5-6 June 2024  Codicology and cataloguing of medieval manuscripts: a hands-on workshop 
2-day 6-7 June 2024 Greek Palaeography
2-day 3-4 June 2024 Manorial Court Rolls, 13th - 17th Centuries
2-day 5-6 June 2024 Medieval Account Rolls and Documents, 13th - 15th Centuries
5-day 3-7 June 2024 Introduction to Palaeography and Manuscript Studies


If your selected course is fully subscribed, please contact the IES Events Office to be placed on the waiting list.


The fees for LIPS 2024 are:

  Standard Concession*
One Day Course £145 £105
Two Day Course £290 £210
Five Day Course £725 £525


Bookings will close on 12th May 2024.

The University accepts Visa/Mastercard/Maestro/Solo (UK only)/Visa Debit. No other credit cards (e.g. American Express) can be accepted. If you have an issue with payment, please contact IES Events office ( 

  • The fee does not include accommodation. 


We are pleased to offer a limited number of bursaries for attendance at the IES London International Palaeography School. We are grateful for the support of the Bibliographical Society, who have kindly provided funds for these bursaries.

  • Bursaries will be offered for a fee reduction. 
  • Applications will be judged on the basis of financial need, as well as benefit to the applicant. We will use your ‘Statement of Motivation’ and ‘Statement of Need’ to help us make the awards.
  • Decisions will be made by senior academic staff in the IES.
  • You are usually expected to write a short blog after attending LIPS about your experience.  

If you have any questions about the Bursary scheme, please email

Apply for a bursary now.

Applications should be submitted by 30th March 2024, and you will be notified of the outcome by the end of April 2024.

All welcome- advance booking is required.