Research outputs

The John Rylands Research Institute and Library is involved in the production of an extensive range of research outputs.

These include high-quality publications with major publishers and prestigious academic journals, as well as a dynamic series of events and exhibitions that demonstrate our excellence and innovation in public engagement and research impact.

Information about our most recent research outputs can be found by following the links below.

Articles and book chapters

The latest journal and book contributions from JRRIL researchers.

  • Barker, H. 2020. 'Taking money from strangers: traders’ responses to banknotes and the risks of forgery in late Georgian London', Journal of British Studies.
  • Armstrong, G. and Pich, F. 2020, 'Petrarch Commentary and Exegesis in Renaissance Italy: Presentazione del progetto AHRC' in Le rime disperse di Petrarca: Problemi di definizione del corpus, edizione e commento. Leporatti, Roberto Salvatore, Tommaso (editors), Carocci Editore. pp.117-133.
  • Armstrong, G. and Patti, E. 2020, 'Italian Studies and the Digital', Italian Studies, pp. 1-15. 
  • Armstrong, G. 2020, 'Re-materialising the Incunable Petrarch: Ernest Hatch Wilkins and the Politics of Bibliographical Description', Italian Studies. 75(1) pp.55-70.
  • Benson, J. 2020. The Qit‘at-i Khushkhatt Album: Authenticity and Provenance. in K Overton (ed.), Iran and the Deccan: Persianate Art, Culture, and Talent in Circulation, 1400–1700. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana, pp. 337–365.
  • Palabiyik, N. 2020, 'A public debate on Cyril of Alexandria’s Views on the Procession of the Holy Spirit in Seventeenth-Century Constantinople: the Jesuit Reaction to Nicodemos Metaxas’s Greek Editions', International Journal of the Classical Tradition.
  • Zajac, N. 2020, 'Regina Binomia: Re-Examining the Evidence for Re-Baptism and Renaming of Latin Christian Brides in Pre-Mongol Rus’. ByzantinoSlavica, 77(1-2). pp. 264-290. 
  • Benson, J. 2019. 'Curious Colors of Currency: Security Marbling on Financial Instruments During the Long Eighteenth Century', American Journal of Numismatics, vol. 31, pp. 277–325, Plates 37–27.
  • Overton, K & Benson, J. 2019. Deccani Seals and Scribal Notations: Sources for the Study of Indo-Persian Book Arts and Collecting (c. 1400-1680). in H Khafipour (ed.), The Empires of the Near East and India: Source Studies of the Safavid, Ottoman, and Mughal Literate Communities., 3, Columbia University Press, pp. 554–596.
  • Palabiyik, N. 2019. 'An Unsung Hero of Oriental Studies in Leiden: Anton Deusing and his Turkish Dictionaries', Lias: Journal of Early Modern Intellectual Culture and its Sources, vol. 47.
  • Palabiyik, N. 2019. 'Introduction to Special Issue ‘Empires of Knowledge: How Ottoman Scholarship Shaped Oriental Studies in Early Modern Europe’', Lias: Journal of Early Modern Intellectual Culture and its Sources, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 137–156.
  • Palabiyik, N. 2019. 'Justus Raphelengius (1573-1628) and Turkish folk tales', Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 139, no. 2, pp. 333-359.
  • Whiteley, R. 2019. ‘'Figuring Pictures and Picturing Figures: Images of the Pregnant Body and the Unborn Child in England, 1540–c.1680', Social History of Medicine, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 241.
  • Favi, S. 2018. 'Production and Circulation of Vernacular Italian Books Related to the Jesuit Mission in Japan in the Sixteenth Century', Annali di Ca' Foscari. Serie Orientale, vol. 54, pp. 365-390.
  • Zajac, N. 2019, 'Remembrance and Erasure of Objects Belonging to Rus’ Princesses in Medieval Western Sources: the Cases of Anastasia Iaroslavna’s ‘Saber of Charlemagne’ and Anna Iaroslavna’s Red Gem' in Moving Women Moving Objects (400 –1500), Chapman Hamilton and Tracy Proctor-Tiffany (editors), Leiden; Boston: Brill . 2019, pp. 33–58.
  • Favi, S. 2018. Self through the Other: Production, circulation and reception in Italy of sixteenth-century printed sources on Japan. Ca Foscarini Japanese Studies, vol. 9, Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, Venezia.
  • Palabiyik, N. 2018. 'The Last Letter from Étienne Hubert to Joseph Scaliger: Oriental Languages and Scholarly Collaboration in Seventeenth-Century Europe', Lias: Journal of Early Modern Intellectual Culture and its Sources, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 115–146.
  • Pope, B. 2018. 'Nuremberg’s Noble Servant: Werner von Parsberg (d. 1455) between Town and Nobility in Late Medieval Germany', German History, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 159–180.
  • Pope, B. 2018. 'The Empress, the Elector, and the Painter: the Armorial of Bianca Maria Sforza, Copied for August of Saxony by Lucas Cranach the Younger (Manchester, John Rylands Library, German MS. 2)', Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, vol. 94, no. 2, pp. 1–49.
  • Gow, E. & Simpson, J. 2017. ‘Enriqueta Rylands, the John Rylands Library and the Lutheran Legacy’ Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, vol. 93, no. 2, pp. 115-123.
  • Cioată, M. 2016. ‘Moses Gaster, Friedrich Horn and the Background to the Settlement of Samarin’ Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, vol. 92, no. 1, pp. 27-51. 
  • Marples, A. 2017, 'Elizabeth Yale 'Sociable Knowledge: Natural History and the Nation in Early Modern Britain' The Seventeenth Century, vol 32, no. 2, pp. 220-222. DOI: 10.1080/0268117X.2017.1318088
  • Impens, F.  2017, ''Help me please my hedge-school master': Virgilian Presences in the Work of Seamus Heaney' Irish University Review, vol 47, no. 2, pp. 251-265.
  • Impens, F.  2017, 'Writing Ireland: Seamus Heaney, Classics and Twentieth-Century Irish Literature'. in J Holdridge & B Ó Conchubhair (eds), Post Ireland? Essays on Contemporary Irish Poetry. Wake Forest University Press, Winston-Salem, pp. 245-60.
  • Impens, F.  2017, Michael Longley. in G Dawe (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 281-293.
  • Billingsley, N. Citizens of “London” as Members of Christ’s Divine Body in William Blake’s Biblical Illustrations. in B Quash, A Rosen & C Reddaway (eds), Visualising a Sacred City: London, Art and Religion. I.B. Tauris, London, pp. 89-101.
  • Smithuis, R. Preaching to his Daughter: Jacob Anatoli's Goad for Students (Malmad ha-talmidim). in GJ Brooke & R Smithuis (eds), Jewish Education from Antiquity to the Middle Ages: Studies in Honour of Philip S. Alexander. Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, vol. 100, Brill, Leiden, pp. 341.
  • Cioata, M. Medieval Hebrew Tellings of Tobit: ‘Versions’ of the Book of Tobit or New Texts? in Cioată, M., Feldman, A., & Hempel, C. (eds) 2017, Is there a Text in this Cave? Studies in the Textuality of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Honour of George J. Brooke. Brill, Leiden, pp. 334-67.

Books and book reviews


  • Barker, H & Hughes, D (eds). Business and Family in the North of England During the Early Industrial Revolution: Records of the Lives of Men and Women in Trade, 1788-1832. Records of Social and Economic History, Oxford University Press, 2020.
  • Billingsley, N. The Visionary Art of William Blake: Christianity, Romanticism and the Pictorial Imagination, I.B. Tauris, 2018. 
  • Impens, F. Classical Presences in Irish Poetry after 1960: The Answering Voice. Palgrave, 2018.
  • Barker, H., Family and Business During the Industrial Revolution. Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Keim, K. Pirqei deRabbi Eliezer: Structure, Coherence, Intertextuality. AJEC 96. Leiden: Brill, 2017.
  • Smithuis, R. & Brooke, G.J. (eds),  Jewish Education from Antiquity to the Middle Ages: Studies in Honour of Philip S. Alexander. Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, vol. 100, Brill, Leiden, 2017.
  • Cioată, M., Feldman, A., & Hempel, C. (eds), Is there a Text in this Cave? Studies in the Textuality of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Honour of George J. Brooke. Brill, Leiden, 2017.

Book reviews

  • Billingsley, N. 2017, 'Controversial Moderns: The Piper Tapestry, Chichester Cathedral, 1966' Art and Christianity, vol 91.
  • Billingsley, N. 2016, ''David Jones: Vision and Memory'' Art and Christianity, vol. 85.