Principal Investigator Professor Nicholas Vincent will be speaking at a conference in Vienna on 18 September 12014: ‘Manu propria. Vom eigenhändigen Schreiben der Mächtigen'. The conference brings together scholars working on the palaeographic, administrative and cultural history of communication in order to examine the role of writing in the exercise of power by popes, cardinals, monarchs and magnates across Europe from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century. Professor Vincent’s talk is titled ‘How Kingly were the King’s Letters? Personal Intervention in the Writing of Royal Documents in England from the Beginnings to 1350.’ The full conference programme can be found here.