To enhance knowledge and understanding of the Vernon Manuscript: contents; textual and codicological relations; production and reception
To enhance knowledge and understanding of problems in medieval English literature and culture, palaeography, codicology, dialectology and historical linguistics, editing, art and book history
To enhance access to the Vernon Manuscript by the research community and others whilst addressing conservation concerns
To provide a model for the production of electronic facsimiles of large manuscripts
The project is based in the Department of English at the University of Birmingham . It reflects the Department's longstanding research strengths and interests in medieval English, and in book history.
The project was funded for three years and one month from 1 July 2006 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council Resource Enhancement Scheme.