Reading of Psalm 32 from the Wycliffite Bible (LV)

Read in original Middle English pronunciation by Audrey Southgate (Merton College, Oxford)

Video recorded live by Samuel Max at a public engagement event with Laurelin Voices at St Mary the Virgin, 9 April 2022

Lecture Series 2022

Maria Czepiel: From curiosa to criticism: Benito Arias Montano and Encyclopedism in Sixteenth-Century Biblical Commentary
Slides available here
Zachary Guiliano: Biblical Commentary and Royal Patronage in Carolingian Europe
Slides available here

Madalena Brito: A Mosaic of Authorities, in the Search for a Unified Answer to the Problem of Dominion and Slavery
Slides available here

Inaugural Workshop 2021

Our inaugural workshop took place at Christ Church on Saturday, 9 October 2021. You can also view the workshop programme and the original CfP (archived version).


Alastair Minnis (Yale University): ‘Miraclis Pleyinge’ and scholastic literary theory in vulgari

Andrew Kraebel (Trinity University, San Antonio, TX): Ideas of Lyric and Dramatic Voice in Medieval Commentary
Slides available here


Zachary Guiliano (St Edmund Hall, Oxford): The patristic sources of Gospel commentaries in the Middle Ages

Rachel Cresswell (Blackfriars, Oxford): Scripture as signa in the writings of Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Timothy Glover (Exeter, Oxford): Biblical Exegesis and the Voice of Richard Rolle

Malena Ratzke (University of Hamburg): Typological interpretation of the Bible in image and text: The tradition of the Biblia pauperum

Eliza Hoyer-Millar (Oxford): Marie de France’s lai Le Fresne: A lesson in Hugh of St Victor’s exegesis ad litteram

Elizabeth Solopova (Christ Church, Oxford): Translation as commentary? Literal and expository in the Wycliffite Bible

Bond West (Lincoln, Oxford): Stjórn I and the Historical Reading of Scripture