Parkes, M(alcolm) B(eckwith)

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PARKES, M(alcolm) B(eckwith)

PARKES, M(alcolm) B(eckwith). British, b. 1930. Genres: Bibliography, Language/Linguistics, Classics, History, Intellectual history. Career: Lam- beth Palace Library, London, England, archivist, 1957-58; Oxford University, Oxford, England, lecturer in English, 1961-71, Keble College, fellow, 1965-, and tutor, 1965-97, lecturer, 1971-93, reader in paleography, 1993-96, professor, 1997-98, emeritus professor of paleography, 1998-. Visiting professor: University of Konstanz, 1974, 1980; Harvard University, 1998. Special lecturer: University of Durham, 1972; University of London, 1976. Jarrow Lecturer, 1982; Victoria University of Manchester, Mont Follick Lecturer, 1986; University of Rochester, Robert F. Metzdorf Lecturer, 1987; University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, James J. Hill Professor, 1991; University of Pennsylvania, James L. Rosier Lecturer, 1995; Institute for Advanced Study, member of School of Historical Studies, 1997; University of Oxford, James P.R. Lyell Reader in Bibliography, 1999. British Academy, fellow, 1993-; Medieval Academy of America, corresponding fellow, 1992-. Publications: English Cursive Book Hands, 1250-1500, 1969, rev ed, 1979; (ed. with A.G. Watson) Medieval Scribes, Manuscripts, and Libraries: Essays Presented to N.R. Ker, 1978; Medieval Manuscripts of Keble College, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue, 1979; Scribes, Scripts, and Readers, 1991; Pause and Effect: An Introduction to the History of Punctuation in the West, 1992. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor to periodicals. Address: Keble College, Oxford University, Oxford OX1 3PG, England.