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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

1-day3 June 2024Introduction to the codicology of medieval manuscripts 
1-day3 June 2024Introduction to the Insular System of Scripts (c. 600 – 900) 
1-day4 June 2024Introduction to the cataloguing of medieval manuscripts 
1-day4 June 2024Insular Script in Britain from Alfred the Great to the Norman Conquest 
1-day5 June 2024Hebrew Manuscripts and Their Readers in the Renaissance (1300-1650): Genres, Languages and Formats 
1-day5 June 2024Early Modern English Palaeography 1500-1700: Reading, Analysing and Editing Texts and Records
1-day6 June 2024Transcribing and Editing Manuscripts: Palaeography after 1700 
1-day7 June 2024TEI and the description of medieval manuscripts
1-day7 June 2024Books & Documents in Late Medieval Spain: A Palaeographical Introduction 
1-day7 June 2024The Wonder of Working with Fragments
2-day3-4 June 2024Illustrated Vernacular Manuscripts in Quattrocento Florence  
This course has been cancelled
2-day5-6 June 2024 Codicology and cataloguing of medieval manuscripts: a hands-on workshop 
2-day6-7 June 2024Greek Palaeography
2-day3-4 June 2024Manorial Court Rolls, 13th - 17th Centuries
2-day5-6 June 2024Medieval Account Rolls and Documents, 13th - 15th Centuries
5-day3-7 June 2024Introduction 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:




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. 

All welcome- advance booking is required.