- 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.