British Academy display marks DMLBS centenary and completion

British Academy displayThe first of two small displays about the dictionary, its history, and its work has gone on show to mark our centenary and the publication of the final fascicule.

This first display is in the lobby of the British Academy at 10 Carlton House Terrace in London. The two cases feature items from the Academy’s archives and the project’s archives and can be seen during normal opening hours from now until Christmas.

The display includes:

  • R J Whitwell’s proposal to the British Academy Council in 1913 recording the support of numerous scholars
  • The first minutes of the British Academy’s Medieval Latin Dictionary Committee, 1920
  • R E Latham’s Revised Medieval Latin Word-List, 1965
  • The first fascicule of the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources, 1975
  • Invitation to an Academy event celebrating the publication of the first fascicule
  • Flyer announcing the publication of the first fascicule
  • Sample slips from which the first fascicule was produced
  • Bundle of galley proofs from fascicule II

Display of items from the DMLBS's history

Coming soon …

A second display, in the Proscholium of the Bodleian Library in Oxford, will go on show from early December, and will include some of the original manuscript sources used by the dictionary team in their research over the years together with slips, proofs and other items relating to the history of the project.


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