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Dr Andrew Dunning

Roles and subjects

Supernumerary Fellow in Book History



Academic background

BA (Ottawa), MA, PhD (Toronto)

Dr Dunning conducted his postgraduate work at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Medieval Studies. He was previously Munby Fellow in Bibliography at Cambridge University Library; a Mellon Fellow at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto; and Curator of Medieval Historical Manuscripts (1100–1500) at the British Library. He has also been awarded fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation. He is now R.W. Hunt Curator of Medieval Manuscripts at the Bodleian Library.

Graduate teaching interests

Palaeography, codicology, diplomatic, medieval Latin literature, history of the book, and digital manuscript studies.

Areas of research supervision

All aspects of medieval manuscripts and their historical contexts.

Joint convenor of the Medieval Latin Manuscripts Reading Group at Jesus College.

Research interests

Manuscript evidence for collaboration between textual communities in medieval Europe, as viewed through book production, performance, and ownership.

Digital editing and reconstruction of primary sources.

The historical library and manuscript collection of Jesus College.


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