Project History

A National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminar on Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts and Texts, held at the British Library in 2001 and led by Professors Timothy Graham and Paul Szarmach, provided access to key manuscripts and the inspiration for this project. Faculty Research & Development Grants from Biola University in 2002, 2003, and 2004 made it possible to acquire microfilms of manuscripts to be transcribed in this project, software such as Photoshop for recovering manuscript readings through digital processing, and release time for research.

A NEH Fellowship in 2004, combined with a Visiting Scholarship at Hughes Hall and an Honorary Research Associateship in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, provided further access to manuscripts, as did a Visiting Fellowship at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge in 2008. Primary funding for the project came through a NEH Collaborative Research Grant in 2006-2010, which was supplemented by a CCCU Initiative Grant for the same period.