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University of Göttingen
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Palaeography, Digital Humanities, history of writing, scribes, book history, Caroline minuscule, Middle Ages, manuscripts, Carolingian, knowledge exchange, intellectual history
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About Me

I’m Lecturer in Digital Palaeography with the Institute for Digital Humanities at the University of Göttingen in Germany. I’m an expert in medieval Latin codes and ciphers, Latin palaeography (the study of handwriting), codicology (the study of book structures) and compilation/miscellany manuscripts. Since 2015, when I completed my PhD on early Latin bestiary manuscripts at the University of Cambridge, I have worked as a research fellow at the University of Frankfurt, University College Dublin, Durham University and the Free University of Berlin. I’m available to be contacted in French, German and Russian.

Recent Publications

‘Reading early medieval miscellanies’, Scribes and the Presentation of Texts (From Antiquity to c. 1550). Proceedings of the 20th Colloquium of the Comité international de paléographie latine, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University (New Haven, September 6–8, 2017), C.W. Dutschke and B.A. Shailor, Bibliologia 65 (Brepols, forthcoming in 2021).

‘On the function of encoding in early medieval manuscripts’, Crafting Knowledge in the Early Medieval Book: Practices of Collecting and Concealing, ed. S. O’Sullivan and C. Arthur (Brepols, Publications of the Journal of Medieval Latin, forthcoming in 2022).

‘What is a vademecum? The social logic of early medieval compilation’, The Art of Compilation: Manuscripts and Networks in the Early Medieval Latin West, ed. A. Dorofeeva / M. Kelly (Gracchi Books, forthcoming in 2022).

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
France, Germany, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Libraries & Archives, Material Culture