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Holly Riach

PhD candidate

H.A. Riach
+31 71 527 2540

Holly Riach is a PhD candidate working on the ERC consolidator project FEATHERS at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

More information about Holly Riach

Fields of interest

  • Codicology
  • Early Modern Studies
  • English Literature and Culture
  • Manuscript Studies
  • Paleography
  • Women's History 


As part of the FEATHERS project, my research investigates male and female literary scribes, c.1558-1642. Taking manuscript miscellanies as my primary source material, I am interested in the forms of agency employed by early modern scribes as they copy, organize, and adapt texts. In doing so, I will explore the creativity involved in literary manuscript production, with an interest in where the role of the scribe and the role of the author diverge and intersect.

Grants and awards

2022-2023: Huntington Library Short-Term Fellowship


Curriculum Vitae
2019-2020: MLitt, Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture, University of Glasgow

2015-2019: Joint Honors MA, English Literature and English Language and Linguistics, University of Glasgow

Teaching Activities
Academic year 2021-2022, semester 2:
Literature 2: English Literature, ca. 1550-1700 (BA year 1)

Academic Year 2022-2023, semester 1:
Humanities Lab: Unheard Voices (BA)

PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Moderne Engelstalige letterkunde

Work address

Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number B0.18



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