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Free University of Berlin
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Middle Ages, early medieval, manuscripts, Carolingian, knowledge exchange, intellectual history, scribes, book history, palaeography, history of writing
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About Me

I’m a specialist in book history, with a focus on the Middle Ages. Since 2015, when I completed my PhD on early bestiary manuscripts at the University of Cambridge, I have worked as a research fellow at the University of Frankfurt, University College Dublin and Durham University. My most recent work has focused on medieval codes and ciphers, palaeography (the study of handwriting), codicology (the study of book structures) and  compilation/miscellany manuscripts. Currently I’m Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Free University of Berlin, where I run a project on the interaction between Caroline minuscule and Visigothic scripts in early medieval Catalonia. I’m available to be contacted in French, German and Russian.

Recent Publications

‘Reading early medieval miscellanies’, Proceedings of the XXth Colloquium of the Comité International de Paléographie Latine, Bibliologia (Brepols, forthcoming in 2020).

Pollard Prize winner: ‘Miscellanies, Christian reform and early medieval encyclopaedism: a reconsideration of the pre-bestiary Physiologus manuscripts’, Historical Research 90.250 (November 2017), pp. 665–82.

‘Visualizing codicologically and textually complex manuscripts’, Journal for Manuscript Studies 4.2 (2019), pp. 334–60.

‘Power and Resource Regimes: A Study of the Impact of Social Relationships on the Function of Resources’, with Alexander Krey, in Discourses of Weakness and Resource Regimes. Trajectories of a New Research Program, ed. Iwo Amelung et al. (Campus Verlag, 2018), pp. 255–92.

‘Strategies of Knowledge Organisation in Early Medieval Latin Miscellanies: The Example of Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 14388’, in Writing the Early Medieval West, ed. Elina Screen and Charles West (Cambridge University Press, 2018), pp. 146–68.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Western Europe
Expertise by Geography
Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Libraries & Archives, Material Culture, Religion