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Acknowledgments - MELD

The MELD project has involved the advice, skills and hard labour of a large number of people - we are truly thankful to everyone who has contributed!

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The MELD project was financed jointly by the Research Council of Norway and the University of Stavanger in the period 2012-16. The Stavanger team during this period consisted of Geir Bergstrøm, Anastasia Khanukaeva, Delia Schipor, Merja Stenroos, Jacob Thaisen and Kjetil Vikhamar Thengs.

We received much useful input and advice from our external co-workers: Professor Jeremy J. Smith (Glasgow), Dr Martti Mäkinen (Helsinki) and Dr Vibeke Jensen (Volda).

Apart from the project team itself, several people made important contributions to the project. Nedelina Naydenova made the first preliminary classification of documentary texts, and early transcriptions were made by Anne Liv Vastveit Halvorsen, Vibeke Jensen and Hildegunn Støle. After the project period, the MEST team has continued to work on preparing the corpus for publication and developing it further; the team has included Michal Adamczyk, Karoline Johansen and Kenneth Solberg-Harestad, in addition to Merja and Kjetil. In particular, Kenneth has made a substantial contribution in updating and checking the older transcriptions.

The team is extremely grateful to the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages, University of Stavanger, for constant support and for providing the necessities for a good practical running of the project, most importantly our Project Room.

During the project period, we have benefited from the advice and inspiration of several colleagues. We are especially grateful to Michael Benskin and William A. Kretzschmar Jr, both of whom contributed directly to the inception of the present project. A very large number of colleagues have provided advice and inspiration along the way: in particular, we would like to thank Mike Kestemont, Joanna Kopaczyk, Erik Kwakkel, Katie Lowe, Terttu Nevalainen, Matti Peikola, Irma Taavitsainen and Laura Wright.

Our most important debt is, however, to the staff of the archives we have visited and contacted, many of whom have gone far beyond the call of duty to help us:

National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

Alnwick Castle

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies, Aylesbury

North Devon Record Office, Barnstaple

Bath Record Office

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives, Bedford

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives, Beverley

Birmingham Archives

Birmingham Library

Bradford Central Library

East Sussex Record Office, Brighton

Bristol Record Office

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds

Cambridgeshire Archives

Cambridge University Library

King’s College, Cambridge

St John's College, Cambridge

Canterbury Cathedral Archives

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle

Essex Record Office, Chelmsford

Cheshire Record Office, Chester

West Sussex Record Office, Chichester

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham

Herbert History Centre, Coventry

Dorset History Centre, Dorchester

Durham Record Office

Durham University Library

Devon Heritage Centre, Exeter

Gloucestershire Archives

Göttingen University Library

Halifax, Calderdale

Herefordshire Archives

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Huddersfield Central Library

West Yorkshire Archive System: Huddersfield, Kirklees

Hull History Centre

Huntingdonshire Archives, Huntingdon

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich

Keele University Library

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

Sizergh Castle

Leeds Central Library

West Yorkshire Archive System: Leeds

Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Leeds

The Record Office of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

Lichfield Record Office

Lincolnshire Archives

Liverpool University, Sydney Jones Library

British Library

London College of Arms

Guildhall Library, London

London Metropolitan Archives

The National Archives, Kew

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft

Kent History and Library Centre, Maidstone

Manchester University, John Rylands Library

Derbyshire Record Office, Matlock

North Yorkshire Record Office, Northallerton

Northamptonshire Archives Service

Norfolk Record Office, Norwich

Nottingham University Library

Nottinghamshire Archives

Bodleian Library, Oxford

Magdalen College Archives, Oxford

Oxfordshire History Centre

Queen's College Archives, Oxford

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

Lancashire Archives, Preston

Berkshire Record Office, Reading

Sheffield Archives

Shropshire Archives, Shrewsbury

Southampton Archives

Staffordshire Record Office

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive, Stratford-upon-Avon

Somerset Archives, Taunton

Cornwall Record Office, Truro

Walsall Local History Centre

Warrington Library

Warwickshire Record Office

Hampshire Record Office, Winchester

Surrey History Centre, Woking

Northumberland Archives, Woodhorn

Worcester Cathedral

Worcestershire Archives

York City Archives