Participant Info

First Name
Lisa Fagin
Last Name
Medieval Academy of America
Website URL
paleography, codicology, book history, art history, medieval manuscripts, fragmentology, Voynich manuscript
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Personal Info

About Me

Lisa Fagin Davis received her PhD in Medieval Studies from Yale University in 1993. She has catalogued medieval manuscript collections at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, the Walters Art Museum, Wellesley College, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Boston Public Library, and several private collections. As a professor of manuscript studies, she has taught at the California Rare Book School and at the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science. In 2016, she co-curated the major exhibition “Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections” at the Houghton Library at Harvard University, the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Dr. Davis is currently serving as Executive Director of the Medieval Academy of America. Follow her on Twitter @LisaFDavis.

Recent Publications

Publications include: the Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, Vol. IV (with R. G. Babcock and P. Rusche, Tempe, 2004); The Gottschalk Antiphonary (Cambridge University Press, 2000); numerous articles in the fields of manuscript studies and codicology; and the monograph, La Chronique Anonyme Universelle: Reading and Writing History in fifteenth-century France (a translation, critical edition and detailed study of a fifteenth-century French world chronicle) (Brepols Publishers, 2015). With Melissa Conway, Davis is co-author of the Directory of Pre-1600 Manuscripts in the United States and Canada, published online by the Bibliographical Society of America.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
England, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Museums, Religion