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David F. Allen
Dr David Frank Allen taught modern history at Birmingham University before retiring to Malta. He is Honorary Associate Member of the Centre for Mediterranean Studies at Leeds University.

Francisco José Álvarez López
Francisco José Álvarez López completed his Ph.D., ‘A Comparative Analysis of the Palaeography of the Manuscripts Containing the Æthelwoldian Version of the Regula Sancti Benedicti written in England’ at the University of Manchester in 2010. He has published on a number of topics related to early Medieval English manuscripts and history. He works at the Institute of Historical Research (School of Advanced Study – University of London) and is currently researching on early bilingual books.

Jamie Andrews
Jamie Andrews is Head of Modern Literary Manuscripts at the British Library, and has published on British Drama and the History of Collecting. His most recent publications include '"The Bourgeoisie is Puking up Pinter": Digesting Pinter in Paris', in Talking Drama, ed. Judith Roof (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009) and an edition of two previously unknown plays by John Osborne, Before Anger (Oberon, 2009).

Peter Anstey
Peter Anstey is Professor of Early Modern Philosophy at the University of Otago. He is currently editing (with Lawrence Principe) John Locke's writings on natural philosophy and medicine for the Clarendon edition of Locke's Works.

Janet Ashton
Janet Ashton is West European Languages team manager in Collection, Acquisition and Description, British Library, and has a research interest in Russia and Central Europe. She is the author of a work of historical fiction called The German Woman, contributed six chapters to a non-fiction study, The Grand Dukes, and has written for several historical magazines.

Chris Beckett
Chris Beckett is an archivist at the British Library. He writes about the manuscript collections that cross his desk. He is the editor of J. G. Ballard, Crash: The Collector’s Edition (London: 4th Estate, 2017), which incorporates draft material from Ballard’s archive at the British Library.

A. V. Beedell
Author of The Decline of the English Musician, 1788-1888: a family of English musicians in Ireland, England, Mauritius and Australia (Oxford, 1992). She was formerly education officer in the Library Services Division, New South Wales Education Department, and more recently has taught at the Universities of Leipzig and Newcastle, New South Wales.

Giulia Bellato
Giulia Bellato is a doctoral student in medieval history at Trinity College, University of Cambridge (2018-). She works on political power, legitimacy, and structures of authority during the Early and Central Middle Ages. Her approach is based on a consideration of the physicality of the sources, and combines a study of material and textual evidence. Among her research interests are Anglo-Norman history writing and manuscript studies. Since 2014 she has also worked as an archeologist in Roman, Late Antique, and Medieval contexts.

Dr Stephen Bernard
Dr Stephen Bernard is an award-winning essayist, editor, and bibliographer attached to the Faculty of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford. He specializes in the Tonson publishing house and its authors.

Amy Blakeway
Amy Blakeway obtained her PhD in 2009 from Cambridge University. She has been a researcher for the Sloane Printed Books Project and in August 2011 took up a post as the Fulbright Robertson Visiting Professor of British History in Westminster College, Missouri.

John Boneham
Dr John Boneham completed his Ph.D., 'Isaac Williams (1802-1865), the Oxford Movement and the High Churchmen: a study of his theological and devotional writings' at Bangor University in 2009 and has subsequently published articles on the history of the Oxford Movement. He has worked at Lambeth Palace Library and during 2013 was responsible for cataloguing the Dawson Turner collection of printed ephemera at the British Library. He currently works as a Reference Specialist in the British Library's News Media department.

Sandra Boselli
Sandra Boselli ( is an alumna of Edinburgh University and trained as a translator at the French graduate school, ESIT. In recent years, she has published several articles, mostly focusing on the interaction between artists and poets who belonged to London's close-knit circle of intellectuals during the Second World War.

Federico Botana
Federico Botana is an art historian whose research focuses on late medieval and Renaissance Italian manuscripts. He currently holds a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship at the School of History, Queen Mary, University of London. After receiving his Ph.D. from The Courtauld Institute of Art, he worked on the project 'Manuscript Egerton 1500: Histories and Genealogies' at the University of Reading. His publications include The Works of Mercy in Italian Medieval Art (Brepols Publishers, 2012).

Mirjam Brusius
Mirjam Brusius is a collaborative doctoral candidate at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge and the Department of Manuscripts at the British Library. Here, she catalogued Talbot’s notebooks as part of the project ‘Science and the Antique in the work of William Henry Fox Talbot’. She is currently finishing her thesis ‘Preserving the Forgotten. William Henry Fox Talbot, Photography and the Antique’.

Donald Burrows
Donald Burrows is Professor of Music at The Open University, Milton Keynes (U.K.), a Vice-President of the Händelgesellschaft, and Chairman of The Handel Institute; he is currently director of the 'Handel Documents' research project based at The Open University. In 2000 he was awarded the Handel Prize of the City of Halle-an-der-Saale. His books include the 'Master Musicians' biography of the composer, and most recently Handel and the English Chapel Royal, which has been recognized as the first full-scale study of Handel's English church music. His published editions of Handel's music include the oratorios Messiah, Samson and Belshazzar, the operas Imeneo and Ariodante, the complete violin sonatas and the Suite for two harpsichords.

John Burrows
John Burrows is the Emeritus Professor of English in the University of Newcastle, Australia. He has worked for many years in the emerging field of computational stylistics and has received the Roberto Busa Award for computing in the humanities. He continues to develop and test new analytical procedures, some of which are employed here.

Alan Bryson
Alan Bryson is a Project Curator at the British Library. He works on the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI, with a particular interest in relations between the crown and the nobility and gentry. He co-edited Bess of Hardwick’s Letters (2013) and Verse Libel in Renaissance England and Scotland (2016).

Bernard Capp
Bernard Capp, Professor of History, University of Warwick, is the author of Astrology and the Popular Press: English Almanacs 1500-1800 (1979).

Laura Carnelos
Laura Carnelos is Library Curator (Rare Books and Manuscripts) at Eton College. She specializes in Library and Archival Studies (BA and MA degrees) with a a Ph.D. in the Social-Cultural History of Early Modern Italy. She previously worked at the Consortium of European Research Libraries as a Marie S. Curie Fellow, at the University of Reading as a Collections Research Assistant and at the British Museum as a Project Librarian of the Science and Conservation Library. She has published extensively especially on early modern popular books.

John Casson
John Casson, PhD, is an independent researcher. He recently retired after a 30 year career in adult mental health as a therapist practising in dramatherapy and psychodrama. He has published four books on Shakespeare. He is also a poet, puppeteer and the inventor of the Communicube. and

Richard Charteris
Emeritus Professor in Historical Musicology at the University of Sydney.  He has published many studies on Renaissance and Baroque music, sources and collectors, and edited a substantial amount of music by English, Italian and German composers.  His recent monographs include An Annotated Catalogue of the Music Manuscripts in the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C. (Pendragon Press, 2005), Johann Georg von Werdenstein (1542-1608): A Major Collector of Early Music Prints (Harmonie Park Press, 2006), and Giovanni Gabrieli and His Contemporaries: Music, Sources and Collections (Ashgate, 2011).

Ian Christie-Miller
Ian Christie-Miller first used digital imaging techniques during his Ph.D. at SOAS to date a French Kabbalistic manuscript. Since then he has developed and refined such techniques for further research as at

Andrea Clarke
Andrea Clarke is Lead Curator of Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts at the British Library. She co-curated the Library’s exhibition Henry VIII: Man and Monarch in 2009, and Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion in 2019, and is lead curator of Elizabeth & Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens. She is the author of Love Letters: 2000 Years of Romance (2011) and Tudor Monarchs: Lives in Letters (2017).

Laura Cleaver
Dr Laura Cleaver is the Ussher Lecturer in Medieval Art at Trinity College Dublin. She is interested in a wide range works of art and architecture from the Middle Ages, but her research concentrates on relationships between art and education, and the illustration of works of history in the Anglo-Norman world in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

Judith Collard
Dr Judith Collard is senior lecturer in the Department of Art History and Theory, University of Otago. Her research interests include gender issues in contemporary and twentieth-century art, medieval English art, medieval manuscripts, and gay and lesbian art.

Alexander Collins
Alexander Collins obtained his doctorate in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh in 2017. His research focuses on English and French visual and ritual culture in the later middle ages, in particular how size and space played roles in the design and use of liturgical manuscripts.

Emily Corran
Emily Corran is working on a Ph.D. in medieval history at UCL. The subject of her research is thought about lying and deception in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

Júlio Costa
Júlio Costa is senior librarian at Oporto Public Library, historian and researcher at CITCEM, Faculty of Arts, University of Porto, Portugal. His research and academic interest encompasses the history of the book and libraries, history of medicine and science, library and information science and digitization projects of heritage collections.

John N. Crossley
Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia (previously Professor of Pure Mathematics and then of Logic), John Crossley has published extensively on logic, theoretical computer science and the history of mathematics before 1700. His main intellectual interest is the development of concepts. He is currently working on Hernando de los Ríos Coronel who went to the Philippines in 1588.

Jana Dambrogio
Jana Dambrogio is the Thomas F. Peterson (1957) Conservation Manager of the Wunsch conservation Laboratory at MIT Libraries, co-director of Unlocking History Research Group with Daniel Starza Smith, Grolier Club member, and recipient of the 2008 Booth Family Rome Prize.

Morna Daniels
Morna Daniels is a Curator, French Section, European and American Collections, British Library, and Chair of the Children's Books History Society. She is the author of Victorian Book Illustration (1988), 'The Tale of Charles Perrault and Puss in Boots', Electronic British Library Journal (2002), art 5, and 'The Search for Mrs Walton and her World', in From the Dairyman's daughter to Worrals of WAAF. The R.T.S., Lutterworth Press and Children's Literature (Lutterworth Press, 2006).

Ilya Dines
Ilya Dines is an historian whose research interests focus on medieval encyclopedism, education, and manuscripts. He currently directs the Cataloguing Project of Western Manuscripts at the National Library of Israel. After receiving his Ph.D. (A Critical Edition of the Bestiaries of the Third Family) from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he led the Theophilus Project at the Thomas Institute, University of Cologne. During the past several years at the University of Cambridge and the University of Beer Sheva he has been working on an edition of the Distinctiones Theologicae of William de Montibus. His publications include his forthcoming Westminster Bestiary: Text and Commentaries and, in collaboration with Chet Van Duzer, Apocalyptic Cartography: Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript.

Sonja Drimmer
Dr Sonja Drimmer is a lecturer in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. A specialist in late medieval and early modern manuscript illumination, she has published on manuscripts of Middle English literature and is currently at work on a book devoted to the intersection of politics and literary illustration in late medieval England. Other research interests and current projects include the post-medieval mediation of medieval artefacts, visual propaganda, and representations of history.

Brett Dolman
Brett Dolman is a Curator (collections) at Historic Royal Palaces.

Erin K. Donovan
Erin K. Donovan received her Ph.D. in medieval art history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013 with a dissertation entitled 'Imagined Crusaders: The Livre d'Eracles in Fifteenth-Century Burgundian Collections'. She has previously worked as a curatorial assistant at the J. Paul Getty Museum for the exhibition Imagining the Past in France: 1250-1500 and at Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois. Her publications include an essay on the collection of Louis de Gruuthuse in Collections in Context: The Organization of Knowledge and Community in Europe (2011), two catalogue entries for Imagining the Past in France (2010) and several museum collection catalogue entries in Krannert Art Museum, Selected Works (2009).

Christina Duffy
Dr Christina Duffy is the British Library’s Imaging Scientist on the Conservation Science and Research team. She graduated with a degree in Physics with Astronomy from Dublin City University in 2007 before moving to London to undertake a Ph.D. on Meteoritics and Planetary Science. In 2012 she graduated from Imperial College London with her final thesis ‘Characterising Primitive Chondrite Components,. which described a range of analytical techniques applied to meteorite samples in the process of classification.

Carlo Dumontet
Carlo Dumontet is Associate Library Fellow - RUSI Library of Military History. He was formerly Special Collections Bibliographer at the National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum.

Robin Eagles
Robin Eagles is a senior research fellow at the History of Parliament. He is the author of Francophilia in English Society, 1748-1815 (Basingstoke, 2000) and the editor of The Diaries of John Wilkes, 1770-1797 (London, 2014). He is currently engaged in research on the career of Frederick, Prince of Wales.

Adrian S. Edwards
Adrian S. Edwards is the Head of Printed Heritage Collections, The British Library. His research interests focus on the history of the British Library collection, early printing, linguistics and ethnography.

Lucy Evans
Lucy Evans retired from the British Library in 2012.

Klaus-Dietrich Fischer
Klaus-Dietrich Fischer is Professor of Medical History at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. His research focuses on Latin medical and veterinary texts and their transmission between 300 and 1100 A.D. He has edited the veterinary manual of Pelagonius (4th cent.) and a number of shorter texts and compiled a supplement to the Bibliographie des Textes Médicaux Latins. Antiquité et haut moyen âge.

Antonia Fitzpatrick
Antonia Fitzpatrick is a Ph. D. student at UCL’s History department.  Her work focuses on bodily identity in Scholastic thought.

Celina Fox
Dr Celina Fox is an art and cultural historian. She came across Dummer during the course of research for her most recent work, The Arts of Industry in the Age of Enlightenment (forthcoming).

James freeman
James Freeman works as Medieval Manuscripts Specialist at Cambridge University Library.  He joined the British Library in January 2014 as an intern in Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts, continuing as Research and Imaging Assistant on the Greek Manuscripts Digitization Project in September 2014, and then as Curator of Printed Heritage Collections (1450-1600) in April 2015.  His main research interests are the Polychronicon of Ranulph Higden, its manuscript dissemination and readership – the subject of his Cambridge doctoral dissertation – and, by extension, the presentation and layout of historical texts, the significance of paratextual apparatus such as alphabetical indexes and marginal chronologies, and the ways in which readers read and navigated such chronicles.

Joanna Frońska
Dr Joanna Frońska is an ingénieur de recherche at the Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes, CNRS, Paris. She was an AHRC post-doctoral researcher for the Royal Manuscripts exhibition at the British Library and at the Warburg Institute for the Production and Reading of Music Sources project. She specializes in medieval illuminated manuscripts with particular interests in political and legal iconography.

Ann-Marie Foster
Ann-Marie Foster is working on a PhD thesis entitled 'The Ephemera of Remembrance in the Wake of War and Disaster, c.1899-1939', at Northumbria University, funded by the AHRC Heritage Consortium. In 2016 she catalogued a portion of the British Library's First World War ephemera collection.

Humphrey Gawthrop
The late Humphrey Gawthrop was a contributor to the journal Brontë Studies. He died on 26 January 2004.

Mark Ryan Geldof
Mark Ryan Geldof began his doctoral study at Merton College Oxford in 2012, where he studies violence and martial culture amongst English elites and gentry in the fifteenth and sixteenth century. He has published previously on texts of martial instruction and the material history of the book.

Milan Grba
Lead Curator,  South East European Collections, European Studies, in the British Library

James Gregory
James Gregory is Associate Professor of Modern British History at the University of Plymouth and author of Of Victorians and Vegetarians. The Vegetarian Movement in Nineteenth Century-Britain (2007); Reformers, Patrons and Philanthropists. The Cowper-Temples and High Politics in Victorian England (2010); Victorians Against the Gallows. Capital Punishment and the Abolitionist Movement in Victorian Britain (2011); The Poetry and the Politics. Radical Reform in Victorian England (2014). An edited collection, with Annika Bautz, Libraries, Books, and Collectors of Texts, 1600-1900, is forthcoming in 2018.

Clemens Gresser
Clemens Gresser is a music librarian and has published on Earle Brown, John Cage, Frederic Rzewski and Christian Wolff.

Tom Harper
Tom Harper is curator of antiquarian mapping at the British Library.

Frances Harris
Frances Harris is a former Head of Modern Historical Manuscripts at the British Library and author of A Passion for Government: the Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough (Oxford, 1991) and Transformations of Love: the Friendship of John Evelyn and Margaret Godolphin (Oxford, 2003).

P. R. Harris
P. R. Harris (1926-2018) joined the British Museum in 1947 and retired in 1986.  He was successively Assistant Secretary of the BM, Deputy Superintendent of the Reading Room and head of Acquisitions, English and North European and West European branch.  His A History of the British Museum Library 1753-1973 was published in 1998.

Julian Harrison
Currently researching the Cotton Manuscripts.

Jaap Harskamp
For the past fifteen years Dr Jaap Harskamp has been the Curator of the Dutch and Flemish collections in the British Library. He has just retired and will continue his work with early Dutch imprints at Cambridge University Library. With a background in Comparative (European) Literature, his work has been widely published. A substantial study entitled The Anatomy of Despondency: European Socio-Cultural Criticism 1789-1939 will be published by Brill later this year.

A.D. Harvey
Former editor of The Salisbury Review. His books include Collision of Empires: Britain in Three World Wars 1793-1945 (London, 1992), Sex in Georgian England: Attitudes and Prejudices from the 1720s to the 1820s (London, 1994) and Arnhem (London, 2001).

Dorian Hayes
Dorian Hayes is Curator of Canadian Collections and North American Literature, British Library, and has research interests in various areas, including American literature and radical culture of the 1960s, Canadian poetry, and the musical traditions of Central Africa. His PhD thesis is entitled 'The Politics of the Witness: Lee Harvey Oswald, Life-Writing and the American Left' (Norwich: University of East Anglia, 2001; BL Shelfmark: DXN047327 DSC). Recent publications include: 'Bouncing Down the Red Road: In Search of the Ballet in Central Africa' ( and 'Rwanda and Burundi', Rough Guide to World Music (London: 2007)

D. W. Hayton
D. W. Hayton is Professor of Early Modern Irish and British History at Queen’s University Belfast. He previously worked for the History of Parliament Trust and was one of the editors of The House of Commons 1690–1715 (Cambridge, 2002), for which he also wrote the introductory survey. He has published  widely on British and Irish politics in the period c. 1680–c. 1740, including two volumes of collected essays, Ruling Ireland, 1685–1742: Politics, Politicians and Parties (Woodbridge, 2004), and The Anglo-Irish Experience, 1680–1730; Religion, Identity and Patriotism (Woodbridge, 2012).

Anne D. Hedeman
Anne D. Hedeman is Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History at the University of Kansas. A specialist in late Medieval and Northern Renaissance Art and the history of the book, she has written three books, co-curated and collaborated on the catalogue for Imagining the Past in France, History in Manuscript Painting 1250-1500, an international loan exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and is completing a book, Visual Translation and the First French Humanists.

Bob Henderson
Formerly a curator in the Russian Department, Slavonic & East European Collections and latterly Reader Systems Manager at the British Library. He is currently reading for a Ph.D. in History at Queen Mary College, University of London.

Felicity Henderson
Dr Felicity Henderson is Events and Exhibitions Manager at the Royal Society of London. Her academic interests include manuscript culture, bibliography, satire, seventeenth-century institutions, and the social history of science in seventeenth-century England.

Frances Henderson
Dr Frances Henderson is a consultant in early modern shorthands. She has written a number of articles on the subject and is the editor of Clarke Papers V: Further Selections from the Papers of William Clarke (Cambridge, 2005). She was the shorthand transcriber for The Entring Book of Roger Morrice, edited by Mark Goldie, 6 vols (Woodbridge, 2007).

Cecily Hennessy
Cecily Hennessy is Programme Director, Antiquity to Renaissance at Christie's Education, London. She has published a book titled Images of Children in Byzantium (2008), and beyond various articles on childhood, adolescence and the family, her research has focused on middle and late Byzantine manuscripts, the topography and paintings of Constantinople and late antique female patronage. She has written guides to the paintings in Cappadocia (2013) and to Early Christian and Medieval art and architecture in Rome (2017).

Jonathan E. Hill
Jonathan E. Hill is Emeritus Professor of English, St Olaf College, Northfield, MN 55057, USA. His research interests have in the past included British romantic literature, Georgian graphic satire, and book illustration. He now concentrates on the history of the book, in particular low cost binding in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Paul Holden
Paul Holden is House and Collections Manager for the National Trust at Lanhydrock House in Cornwall. He has published widely on architectural history and curatorial issues in Apollo, Country Life, Furniture History, Georgian Group Journal, Hampshire Studies, Journal of Liberal History, Royal Institute of Cornwall Journal and Parliamentary History. His most recent publications include The Lanhydrock Atlas (Cornwall Editions, 2010) and "Of Things Old and New": The Work of Richard Coad and James M MacLaren’, in Jason Edwards and Imogen Hart (eds.), The Aesthetic Interior (Ashgate, 2010) and is working on a full transcription of Samuel Molyneux’s letters for publication by the London Topographical Society in 2011.

Alexander Ibarz
Alexander Ibarz is a Hispanist who has completed a Leverhulme-funded project at Reading University (2011-2013). He teaches Spanish and Catalan part-time at Sheffield (TILL). His Ph.D. 'Ausias March and the Troubadour Question' (Cambridge, 2005), supervised by Anthony Close (1937-2010), contributes a comparative assessment of Occitan influence in medieval Catalan poetry. He has published articles and chapters on Catalan and Occitan (two genetically-related, minoritized Romance literary languages, the latter in the throes of language death). His main interest is the intersection of language, culture and history; specially: the relation holding among spoken dialect and literary koine, the predecessor of the standard language(s).

Cristian N. Ispir
Cristian Ispir joined the British Library as a cataloguer for The Polonsky Foundation England and France project. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Centre de Recherche Universitaire Lorrain d'Histoire and teaches Latin at University College London. He has an interest in medieval manuscripts, historiography, the classical tradition and Dante.

Deirdre Jackson
Deirdre Jackson, who has worked as a research associate at the University of Oxford, and at the British Library, completed her PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, with a doctoral thesis on the Cantigas de Santa Maria, a lavishly illustrated collection of miracles of the Virgin Mary, commissioned by King Alfonso X of Castile-León (d. 1284). Her research encompasses fables, folklore, and miracle tales and their representation in medieval art. She is the author of Marvellous to Behold: Miracles in Medieval Manuscripts (London: British Library, 2007) and Lion (Reaktion Books, 2010), a social, cultural, and natural history of the king of beasts.

H. J. Jackson
Professor of English, University of Toronto. She edits Coleridge and is the author of Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books (Yale, 2001).

Catherine Jeffreys
Dr Catherine Jeffreys, a musicologist by training, is an honorary research associate in the School of Historical Studies, Monash University, Australia, working on medieval music theory with Professor Mews, focusing in particular on Guy of Saint-Denis.

Jeremy Jenkins
Jeremy Jenkins is currently the Curator, Emerging Media, Contemporary British Published Collections (2015-) and from 2007 to 2015 he was Curator, International Organisations & North American Official Publications, British Library.  He has a wide range of interests, though he finds himself  being drawn back to subjects pertaining to the cultural history of conflict in the first half of the twentieth century. His publications include ‘This a private shindy or can any bloke join in?’: Why neutral Irish volunteered for service in the British Forces during the Second World War’, The Irish Sword, xxviii (2011).

Miles Johnson and A.D. Harvey
Miles Johnson was born in London in 1985 and was educated at City of London Boys' School. He is currently reading History and Linguistics at Edinburgh University. A. D. Harvey was born in 1947. His books include Britain in the Early Nineteenth Century (1978) and Collision of Empires: Britain in Three World Wars 1793-1945 (1992).

Rachel Johnson
Rachel Johnson is a Ph.D. candidate at the Royal Northern College of Music, supported by an AHRC NWCDTP Studentship, researching musical networks in early Victorian Manchester.  Particular areas of focus include the relationships between musical entrepreneurship and philanthropy, participation in glee and choral societies, and the place and role of music within the changing structures of industrial life.

Clyve Jones
Clyve Jones is an honorary fellow of the Institute of Historical Research and has been the editor of the journal Parliamentary History since 1986. He has published extensively on the history of the House of Lords and of the peerage in the early eighteenth century.

Peter Murray Jones
Peter Jones is Fellow and Librarian of King's College, Cambridge. A former curator in the Department of Manuscripts, he is the author of Medieval Medicine in Illuminated Manuscripts (British Library, 1998).

Jessica Camille Jordan
Jessica C. Jordan is a PhD candidate in English at Stanford University. Her research considers the anxieties aroused in American book and literary cultures by the late-nineteenth-century 'flood of books', with a particular emphasis on book ownership and the gendered book.

Eileen A. Joy
Eileen A. Joy is an Assistant Professor of English at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, and is currently at work on a book on Beowulf and cultural studies, Beowulf in the Palm at the End of the Mind, as well as a casebook of contemporary critical approaches to Beowulf, The Postmodern 'Beowulf'.

Astrid Kelser
Astrid Kelser is a Ph.D. student of Ancient History at the Harvard University Department of Classics. She holds an MA in Ancient History (Harvard) and a BA in Classics (King's College London). Her most recent publications include a translation of Erasmus's 'Abbatis et eruditae', published in An Anthology of European Neo-Latin Literature, eds. Gesine Manuwald, Daniel Hadas, and Lucy R. Nicholas, and a chapter titled 'Dream Scenes' in Episcle Bauformen -- Strukturen epischen Erzählens, eds. Christiane Reitz and Simone Finkmann.

Peter Kidd
Peter Kidd was formerly a curator of medieval and renaissance manuscripts at the Bodleian and British Libraries. Recent and current research centres on illuminated manuscripts spanning the 11th to 15th centuries, particularly what they reveal about the working methods of medieval scribes and artists.

Dorothy Kim
Dorothy Kim is an Assistant Professor of English at Vassar College. She has published on manuscript collector Charles Theyer and on the provenance history of British Library, Royal MS. 17 A. XXVII. She is project co-director for the digital Archive of Early Middle English. She currently is finishing her book monograph, Ancrene Wisse and the Jews, as a Fellow at the University of Michigan Frankel Institute of Advanced Judaic Studies.

Edmund M. B. King
Edmund M. B. King was Head of British Library Newspaper Collections (1999-2012). He compiled: Victorian Decorated Trade Bindings, 1830-1880 (2003), and is the author of several articles on 19th-century book binding.  Part of his retirement is spent creating online records of Victorian book bindings for the British Library and the British Museum.

Greg King
Greg King is a historian based in Everett, Washington, whose works focus on high society, royal and imperial Russian history. He is the author of twelve books, including a number of specialized studies on the last years of the Romanov Dynasty.

Sally-Ann Kitts
Senior Lecturer in Hispanic and Catalan Studies at the University of Bristol. She has published a number of studies in the field of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Spanish literature and intellectual history, the most recent of which include 'El Diario español de Lady Elizabeth Holland: observaciones y experiencias de la cultura española de la primera década del siglo diecinueve', in María del Val González de la Peña (ed.), Mujer y cultura escrita: Del mito al siglo XXI (Gijón, 2005), and 'Power, Opposition and Enlightenment in Moratín's El sí de las niñas', Bulletin of Spanish Studies (forthcoming).

Ebba Koch
Ebba Koch was Professor of Asian Art at Vienna University and taught also at Oxford and Harvard;  she specializes in the art and architecture of the Mughals and their artistic connections to Central Asia, Iran and Europe. Her books include The Complete Taj Mahal and the Riverfront Gardens of Agra (London 2006/ 2012) and she co-authored, with Milo C. Beach and Wheeler Thackston, King of the World: The Padshahnama: An Imperial Mughal Manuscript from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle (1997).

Olivier de Laborderie
Dr Olivier de Laborderie teaches history and geography at a secondary school near Paris and was a part-time lecturer in medieval history at the Université Paris-Est Créteil from 2001 to 2013. He has published several articles on English medieval historiography and the representation of kingship. His Ph.D. thesis, which was supervised by Jacques Le Goff and submitted in 2002 at the EHESS, has recently been published under the title Histoire, mémoire et pouvoir. Les généalogies en rouleau des rois d’Angleterre (1250-1422) (Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2013).

Leanne Langley
Leanne Langley is a social and cultural historian of music in Britain, 1750-1950. She has published on English music journals, writers, criticism and lexicography, as well as on concert repertory, audiences and players.

Formerly a university lecturer and a senior editor for Macmillan, she is currently Associate Fellow in the Institute of Musical Research, University of London, and a Vice-President of the Royal Musical Association. Her research now centres on a history of public orchestral culture in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century London, chiefly through initiatives at Queen's Hall, Langham Place (1893-1941).

Lilith Lee
Dr Lilith Lee completed her Ph.D. on 'La trayectoria de la silva en prosa en el siglo XVI: tradición y renovación' at the University of Barcelona in 2009. Her publications focused on tracing how silvas paved the way to the development of Spanish miscellanies. While working as visiting professor at the University of Girona, she introduced medicine and humanities courses to the medical school curriculum. Currently she is enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Studies programme at the University of Alberta, and her present research interest is on W. Somerset Maugham.

Catherine Léglu
Catherine Léglu is Professor of Medieval French and Occitan Literature at the University of Reading (UK). She has published on troubadour poetry, and on later medieval poetry and prose, most recently in her book Multilingualism and Mother Tongue in Medieval French, Occitan and Catalan Narratives (Penn State UP, 2010). Her current work focuses on the compilation of translations into Occitan that survives as British Library Eg. MS. 1500 and Add. MS. 17920 (a research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust in 2010-13). Other research interests include medieval translation and adaptation, as well as word-and-image relations.

Ewa Letkiewicz
Ph. D. in history and history of art. Lecturer in the Institute of Art History in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin. Her research interests focus on the functions of art and its position in society. Her principal publications are devoted to these aspects in craft, painting and graphic art. In recent years the leading subject of her interest has become the Polish and foreign jewellery, considered in its social, artistic and aesthetic functions, but also as an object of material culture of its time, perceived from the point of view of the techniques and performance technologies of that time.

Sjoerd Levelt
Sjoerd Levelt studied Dutch and English Medieval Studies at the University of Amsterdam, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Oxford. He completed his Ph.D at the Warburg Institute, with a study of the late medieval chronicle tradition of Holland and its continuations in the early modern period. A revised version of his dissertation has been published as Jan van Naaldwijk’s Chronicles of Holland: Transformation and Continuation in the Historical Tradition of Holland during the Early Sixteenth Century (Hilversum, 2011).

Andrea Lloyd
Andrea Lloyd is a Rare Books Reference Specialist for the British Library. She was formerly responsible for cataloguing the printed portion of the Lady Eccles Oscar Wilde bequest.

J. P. Losty
J. P. Losty was Head of Visual Arts in the British Library until he retired in 2005. His research focuses on painting and manuscripts in India from the 11th to the 19th centuries. He co-authored the book accompanying the British Library exhibition Mughal India: Art. Culture and Empire (2012). His book on the 19th-century Indian artist Sita Ram appeared in 2015 while his Catalogue of the Pahari Paintings in the Eva and Konrad Seitz Collection will appear later this year.

Kate Loveman
Kate Loveman is Associate Professor in English at the University of Leicester. She works on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literature and history, with particular interests in reading habits, political writing, and sociability. Her publications include Samuel Pepys and his Books: Reading, Newsgathering, and Sociability, 1660-1703 (Oxford, 2015) and an edited selection of Pepys's Diary for Everyman (2018).

Diana Luft
Diana Luft is a research fellow at the School of Welsh, Cardiff University. Her article is part of a larger research project funded by a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship looking at the way medieval Welsh prose texts were treated in the early modern period and the eighteenth century.

Julian Luxford
Julian Luxford is a Reader in Art History at the University of St Andrews. He is particularly interested in the visual culture of the medieval religious orders in England, and has worked extensively on the Benedictines and Carthusians. At the moment, he is completing a book on drawings in medieval manuscripts.

Tristan Major
Tristan Major is Assistant Professor of English Literature at Qatar University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Medieval Studies in 2010 from the University of Toronto and was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of British Columbia in 2011. His research focuses on early medieval Latin and English literature.

Noel Malcolm
Noel Malcolm is a Senior Research Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is the author of Aspects of Hobbes (Oxford, 2002) and, with Jacqueline Stedall, of John Pell (1611-1685) and his Correspondence with Sir Charles Cavendish (Oxford, 2005).

Francesca Manzari
Francesca is Researcher in History of Medieval Art at "Sapienza" University of Rome, where she teaches History of illumination. She has worked as an author and part of the editorial staff in the Enciclopedia dell'arte Medievale, and she is part of the editorial staff of the journal Arte Medievale. Her research focuses on liturgical and devotional books and she has published extensively on illumination in Avignon and Italy, in particular Lombardy, the Abruzzi, Naples and Rome. She is now working on Italian Books of Hours and on Late Gothic illumination in Central Italy. Her books include L'Arte ad Avignone al tempo dei papi. 1310-1410 and Immagini di San Francesco in uno Speculum Humanae salvationis del Trecento, written with Chiara Frugoni. Among her recent publications on books of hours: 'Le Psautier et Livre d'Heures de Jeanne I d'Anjou. Pratiques françaises de dévotion et exaltation dynastique à la cour de Naples', Art de l'Enluminure, xxxii (2010), pp. 2-73.

P. J. M. Marks
P. J. M. Marks is Curator, Historic Bookbindings, British and Early Printed Collections, The British Library.

Taylor McCall
Taylor McCall received her Ph.D. in History of Art from the University of Cambridge in 2017. Her work focuses on the material culture of medieval medicine, specifically the role of anatomical diagrams as epistemological tools. Her research has been recently supported by a postdoctoral fellowship with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. She has served as a Teaching Fellow at University College London and as the American Doctoral Volunteer in Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Manuscripts at the British Library. She currently works at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

Leigh McKinnon
Leigh McKinnon is a graduate student in the School of Historical Studies, Monash University, Australia, working with Prof. Mews on the Pythagorean tradition in the Latin West.

Constant J. Mews
Professor in the School of Historical Studies and Director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology, Monash University, Australia, Constant J. Mews has published widely on European intellectual and religious history in the twelfth century, but is increasingly working on the development of educational ideas in the thirteenth century. He directs a research group concerned with the relationship between music theory and the sciences in the medieval period, with particular reference to Grocheio and Guy of St-Denis.

Minoru Mihara
Minoru Mihara is an Associate Professor of British and American Studies at Aichi Prefectural University. He completed his M.Phil. at the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute and his Ph.D. at the University of Osaka. He is the author of Imaginative Fiction vs. Scholarly Verification: Editing of Ancient British Poetry in the Later Eighteenth Century (2015).

Femke Molekamp
Femke Molekamp is currently undertaking an Arts and Humanities Research Council collaborative doctoral project at the University of Sussex and the British Library. The subject of her thesis is early modern women and the Geneva Bible.

Richard Scott Morel
After University Richard Scott Morel worked in the Prince of Wales's Royal Household, then at the British Library as a Curator for the Pre-1858 India Office Records in 2004. Since 2014, he has been a Curator for the British Library's Philatelic Collections.

David Morphet
David Morphet has a long-standing interest in the Quarterly Review and in the career of the Rt Hon. John Wilson Croker, who wrote extensively for the Review. He is the author of a biography of Louis Jennings, the editor of the Croker Papers; and has published several collections of poetry.

Bridget Moynihan
Bridget Moynihan earned her BAs and MA from the University of Calgary and is currently completing her Ph.D. in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh (2015 – 2019). Her dissertation interprets the twentieth-century scrapbooks of Scottish poet Edwin Morgan (1920 – 2010) through close-reading techniques and digital humanities approaches. She is broadly interested in archives of ephemera and the role of digital media in both cultural institutions and imaginations.

Margaret Mulvihill
Margaret Mulvihill is an historian, editor and novelist. She has written on Charlotte Despard (1989), Mussolini (1990), and The French Revolution (1989). Her novels include Saint Patrick's Daughter (1993).

John Munns
John Munns is a Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he teaches medieval history and the history of art. His books include Cross and Culture in Anglo-Norman England (2016), and a co-edited collection of essays on the twelfth-century bishop Henry of Blois, forthcoming from Boydell and Brewer.

Catriona Murray
Catriona Murray gained her Ph.D. in History of Art from the University of Edinburgh (2012). Her principal research interests lie in the field of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century British visual and material culture, with special focus on art and authority, early modern memory and issues of identity. She has published several articles on visual culture at the Stuart court and held a junior fellowship at the Institute of Historical Research (2011-12).

Felicity Myrone
Felicity Myrone is Curator of Topography at the British Library. She has published: 'Introductions to Constable's English Landscape', Print Quarterly, vol. XXIV, no.3, September 2007, pp. 273-77; 'A Print by Francis Hayman Rediscovered'. Print Quarterly, 24 (4) December 2007, pp. 426-428; and 'The Monarch of the Plain': Paul Sandby and Topography, in John Bonehill and Stephen Daniels (eds), Paul Sandby (1731-1809): Picturing Britain (London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2009), pp. 56-64.

Émilie Nadal
Émilie Nadal is researcher in the History of Medieval Art, currently working at the Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (CNRS - Paris) for the Biblissima project: ‘Online library of the Dominicans of Toulouse’. She has recently published the results of her Ph.D. about an illuminated Pontifical made in 1350 for the bishop of Narbonne: Le Pontifical de Pierre de la Jugie. Le Miroir d’un archevêque (Brepols, 2017). Her research focuses on illuminated books produced in the South of France and Catalonia during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

Jennifer K. Nelson
Jennifer K. Nelson is the senior reference librarian at the Robbins Collection at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Florida with a focus on Neo-Latin and Classical reception. Her translation of a satirical 17th-century Latin novel by the Roman author Gian Vittorio Rossi was published in 2021 by Narr Verlag: Gian Vittorio Rossi’s Eudemiae libri decem: edited and translated with an introduction and notes. Her research and translation of Rossi's works is ongoing and encompasses her interests in early modern Europe, 17th-century Rome, baroque Latinity, and the early modern book trade.

Nerida Newbigin
Emeritus Professor of Italian Studies at the University of Sydney. She is the author of Feste d’Oltrarno: Plays in Churches in Fifteenth-Century Florence (1996) and, with Barbara Wisch, of Acting on Faith: The Confraternity of the Gonfalone in Renaissance Rome (2013). She continues to work on Florentine sacre rappresentazioni.

Laura Nuvoloni
Laura Nuvoloni is one of the curators and cataloguers in the Department of Manuscripts of the British Library. She has been the Project Officer of the Guilford Project and of the Medieval Medical Harley Manuscripts Project. Her specialist field of research is the production of manuscripts in Renaissance Italy with particular regard for their palaeographical, codicological and decorative aspects

John O'Brien
John O'Brien is an archivist in the India Office Records (post-1858 section), Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections, The British Library.

David Paisey
David Paisey retired from the British Library in 1993, and compiled its catalogue of German books of the seventeenth century (1994). He has written extensively on the history of the book in Germany.

Avril Pedley
Prior to her retirement, Avril Pedley spent all her working life in a variety of libraries and archives, most notably the Maryland Historical Society (USA), St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and St Peter’s School in York. She bought the Grose Family Papers at auction in 1970, and has published several articles on their contents and a complete book (A Georgian Marriage: The Family Papers of Sir Nash and Lady Grose, 1761-1814) in 2007.

Jennifer Pellecchia
Jennifer Pellecchia is a bookbinder and conservator in the United States. She joined the Unlocking History Reearch Group as an editor while working in the Wunsch Conservation Lab at MIT Libraries.

Maud Pérez-Simon
Maud Pérez-Simon is Assistant Professor of Medieval Studies at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3. She holds a doctorate in French Medieval Literatures and Languages, and another in Art History. Consequently, her work centres around the interrelation between text and image in medieval and contemporary literatures, as well as on the mechanics of visual rhetoric. Her interest in medieval languages has led her to collaborate in projects in Europe and North America, most notably at Princeton University where she spent an entire academic year as an invited scholar working on The Charrette Project, a grammatico-rhetorical searchable database, of which she is a Board Member. Her critical work on the Roman d'Alexandre en prose will be published later this year in France by Champion.

Timothy Peters
After an academic medical career specializing in biochemical pathology, especially the porphyrias, Timothy Peters completed the Birmingham University MA in Industrial Archaeology and Cultural Heritage and is based at the Ironbridge Institute. He has spent much of the last decade in collaborative work demonstrating the many major errors in the popular beliefs that George III and several of his ancestors and descendants suffered from porphyria, establishing the correct diagnosis as Bipolar Disorder Type 1 of which the King had five episodes. He continues to study mental and neurological illnesses in a variety of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century subjects, particularly through computer diagnostics and textual and handwriting analysis.

Andrew Phillips
Andrew Phillips was Director of Public Services and Planning & Administration in the British Library 1987-90 and Director of Humanities & Social Sciences 1990-96 (a successor post to Keeper of Printed Books). After early retirement from the BL he was a Trustee of Shakespeare's Birthplace and Chairman of The Guild of St Bartholomew's Hospital.

Catherine Pickett
Catherine Pickett was Head of Western Language Collections in the Asian and African Studies department until March 2011, having previously worked as a cataloguer in the India Office Library from the early 1970s. She is the compiler of Bibliography of the East India Company: Books, Pamphlets and Other Materials Printed between 1600 and 1785 (British Library, 2011), which was ‘Highly Commended’ at the 2012 CILIP Information Services Group Reference Awards.

Helen Piel
Helen Piel is a Ph.D. researcher based at the University of Leeds and the British Library (2016-2019). She works on the recent history of evolutionary biology with an interest in science communication and the relationship between science and religion.

Sarah Pittaway
Sarah Pittaway is a Ph.D. student in the English Department at the University of Birmingham. Her research interests are text and image in vernacular illustrated manuscripts. Her thesis offers the first detailed study of Lydgate’s Fall of Princes, Harl. MS. 1766, and uses text-image analysis to offer a highly politicized reading of the text.

Benjamin Pohl
Benjamin Pohl is a Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Bristol. He has published several studies on Robert of Torigni and is the author of Dudo of Saint-Quentin's 'Historia Normannorum': Tradition, Innovation and Memory (Boydell and Brewer/York Medieval Press, 2015). He is also a Research Associate at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

Graham Pont
Graham Pont is a philosopher specializing in the history and aesthetics of music and architecture. For thirty years he taught in the General Education programme at the University of New South Wales. His publications on Handel extend over a similar period.

William Poole
William Poole is Galsworthy Fellow and Tutor in English, and Fellow Librarian, at New College, Oxford. His research lies in early modern literary, intellectual, and scientific history, as well as the study of book and manuscript provenance in the period. He is co-editor of the Bibliographical Society's journal The Library.

Ben Pope
Ben Pope is a Ph.D. student at Durham University researching the relations between townspeople and the rural nobility in late medieval Germany. Prior to this he studied for a BA in History and German at Oxford University and for an MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at University College London.

Pamela Porter
Pamela Porter was Curator of German and Scandinavian Manuscripts in the British Library until her retirement in 2003.

Barbara Raw
Emeritus Professor of Anglo-Saxon, University of Keele. Author of The Art and Background of Old English Poetry (1978), Anglo-Saxon Crucifixion Iconography and the Art of the Monastic Revival (1990) and Trinity and Incarnation in Anglo-Saxon Art and Thought (1997).

Susan Reed
Susan Reed is Curator of Early German Printed Collections at the British Library.

Denis V. Reidy
Denis Reidy is Head of the Italian Section at the British Library.

Dennis E. Rhodes
Formerly Deputy Keeper, Department of Printed Books, British Library.

Dunstan Roberts
Dunstan Roberts has recently completed a doctorate in Renaissance Literature at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He is currently the research assistant on a Cambridge-based and AHRC-funded project, examining National Trust libraries in the context of the Grand Tour. His work, more generally, addresses the history of books, libraries, and readers in the early modern period.

Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia
Dr Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia is Lead East European Curator (Russian) at the British Library. She has published on early Russian literature, Russian émigré literature, the history of the British Library Russian collections and was an associate editor of the Oxford Companion to the Book (ed. M. F. Suarez and H. R. Woudhuysen, OUP, 2010).

Kathryn M. Rudy
Kathryn M. Rudy has written extensively about Northern European manuscripts and their functions. Her books and articles treat real and virtual pilgrimages, the word as image, and proverbs in medieval marginalia. Her most recent work discusses the relationships between images, rubrics, and indulgences. She is Lecturer in Art History at the University of St Andrews.

Lucy Freeman Sandler
Lucy Freeman Sandler is Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of Art History, emerita at New York University. She has written frequently about both the Bohun manuscripts and marginal illustration in English Gothic books

Renae Satterley
Renae Satterley is the Librarian at The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. part-time at Queen Mary University of London, studying Robert Ashley's library and translations. Her most recent publications include 'Mathematical books and Frankfurt book fair catalogues' (March 2021, and 'Robert Ashley and Newberry MS. 5017' (Manuscript Studies Fall 2021). Her research focuses on the history of libraries and information networks, and the early modern book trade.

Christopher Scobie
Christopher Scobie is a Music Reference Specialist at the British Library.

Arthur Searle
Arthur Searle is a former Curator of Music Manuscripts in the British Library and is Honorary Librarian of the Royal Philharmonic Society.

David J. Shaw
David Shaw is a former President of the Bibliographical Society. He was Secretary of the Consortium of European Research Libraries from 2002 to 2009 after retiring as Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Kent. He researches in particular on the history of printing in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and is preparing a catalogue of the British Library’s books printed in France between 1501 and 1520. Web site:; email:

Matthew J. Shaw
Matthew J. Shaw is a curator in the Department of Manuscripts.

Michael St John-McAlister
Michael St John-McAlister was formerly a Curator in the Department of Manuscripts and since 2010 has been Cataloguing Manager for Western Manuscripts.

Daniel Starza Smith
Daniel Starza Smith is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern Literature at King’s College London, co-director of Unlocking History with Jana Dambrogio, and General Editor of the Oxford University Press Letters of John Donne.

Kathryn A. Smith
Kathryn A. Smith is Professor of Art History at New York University.  Her research interests and publications focus on the production, patronage and reception of early Christian and medieval art, and especially late medieval English manuscript illumination.  Most recently, she authored the chapter on English Gothic illumination for the forthcoming second edition of A Companion to Medieval Art:  Romanesque and Gothic in Northern Europe 1000-1300, edited by Conrad Rudolph.

Keith Vincent Smith
Australian historian Dr Keith Vincent Smith is the author of King Bungaree: A Sydney Aborigine meets the Great South Pacific Explorers, 1799-1830 (Kenthurst, 1992), Bennelong: The Coming in of the Eora, Sydney Cove 1788-1792 (East Roseville, 2001) and Mari Nawi: Aboriginal Odysseys (2010). He was senior researcher of the first episode of the SBS television documentary ‘First Australians’ (2008). His Ph.D. thesis in Indigenous Studies (Macquarie University, Sydney, 2008) was titled ’Mari Nawi (“Big Canoes”): Aboriginal voyagers in Australia’s maritime history, 1788-1855’. He curated an exhibition on the same theme at the Mitchell Galleries, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, 24 September to 12 December 2010.

Maddy Smith
Maddy Smith is a curator of Printed Heritage Collections at the British Library.

John Spence
John Spence completed his Ph. D, 'Re-imagining History in Anglo-Norman Prose Chronicles', at Pembroke College and the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, in 2006. He has published several articles on historical literature from late medieval England, including in English Manuscript Studies and Reading Medieval Studies. He works as a civil servant for the Welsh Assembly Government.

Marvin Spevack
Marvin Spevack held a chair in English Philology at the University of Münster. After books on Shakespeare, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Isaac D'Israeli, and Sidney Lee, he has published The Works of Francis Turner Palgrave: A Descriptive Survey (2012).

Ilse Sternberg
Formerly Head of the Overseas English Section, English Language Collections, British Library.

Mika Takiguchi
Mika Takiguchi is associate professor at Meiji University in Tokyo. She completed her Ph.D., entitled ‘Illuminated Gospel Books and the Perception of the Role of Images in Byzantium’, at the Courtauld Institute in 2003. Through her doctoral research, she investigated Byzantine Gospel manuscripts in the British Library, and a book based on her Ph.D. dissertation is being prepared for publication in Japanese.

Barry Taylor
Barry Taylor is Curator of Hispanic Collections 1501-1850, Early Printed Collections, British Library.

Edward Taylor
Edward Taylor is a Ph.D. student at the University of Warwick, working primarily on the press and political culture in early modern Britain. His thesis is provisionally entitled, 'Comment, partisanship and the serial press in Britain, c.1640-1720'. He completed a placement on the Sloane Printed Books Project at the British Library in 2017.

Simone Testa
Simone Testa has completed a Ph.D. in the Italian Department at Royal Holloway, on the editio princeps of the Thesoro Politico (1589). He is currently full-time post-doctoral research assistant on the Royal Holloway-British Library collaborative project 'Italian Academies 1530-1700. A Themed Collection Database'.

Leah Tether
Leah Tether is a Principal Lecturer in Publishing at Anglia Ruskin University. She is the author of The Continuations of Chrétien’s ‘Perceval’: Content and Construction, Extension and Ending (D.S. Brewer, 2012).

David Thorley
David Thorley’s research interests are in the textual circulation of scientific and medical knowledge in the early modern period. He is the author of Writing Illness and Identity in Seventeenth-Century Britain (Palgrave, 2016).

Colin G. C. Tite
Colin G. C. Tite is the author of The Manuscript Library of Sir Robert Cotton (The Panizzi Lectures 1993) (London, 1994) and The Early Records of Sir Robert Cotton’s Library: Formation, Cataloguing, Use (London, 2003), and the editor of Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Cottonian Library 1696 (Cambridge, 1984).

Jamie Trace
Jamie Trace is a doctoral candidate at the University of Cambridge (History Department), working on the translation and readership of Giovanni Botero’s work in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Timothy Underhill
Timothy Underhill is Group Manager for English at Cambridge Assessment International Education, University of Cambridge. His doctoral research was on the stenographer John Byrom, on whom he has published several articles, and as an independent scholar he is engaged on a biographical study and edition of Byrom’s writings as well as a fuller exploration of early modern shorthand systems. He is Asssociate Editor for volume ii of The Letters of Charles Wesley (Oxford: Clarendon Press, forthcoming), and other current projects include shorthand deciphering consultancy for Duke University’s online edition of Charles Wesley’s manuscript verse.

Chet Van Duzer
Chet Van Duzer is a board member of the Lazarus Project at the University of Rochester, which brings multispectral imaging to cultural institutions around the world. He has published extensively on medieval and Renaissance cartography; recent books include The World for a King: Pierre Desceliers' Map of 1550 (British Library, 2015), with Ilya Dines, Apocalyptic Cartography: Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript (Brill, 2016).

Linda Ehrsam Voigts
Linda Ehrsam Voigts, Curators' Professor of English Emerita at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, publishes on late medieval scientific and medical writing, both in Middle English and in Latin. She is responsible with Patricia Deery Kurtz for Scientific and Medical Writings in Old and Middle English: An Electronic Reference, CD (Ann Arbor, 2000). A second edition will be hosted online by the US National Library of Medicine, as will an electronic version of Thorndike and Kibre's Catalogue of Incipits of Mediaeval Scientific Writings in Latin, for which she is chief editor.

Jörg Völlnagel
Dr Jörg Völlnagel studied Art History and History, and has been since 2002 associate curator at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (State Museums in Berlin), Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Heritage Trust). He co-curated various exhibitions, among them  ‘Melancholy. Genius and Madness in Art’ (2006), ‘Immortal! The Cult of the Artist’ (2008/09), and recently ‘The Art of Enlightenment’ (2011).

Alison Tara Walker
Alison Tara Walker holds a doctorate in medieval literature from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Theological Studies/Center for Digital Theology, Saint Louis University. Her research includes late medieval and early Tudor political culture, digital humanities, and manuscript studies.

Geoffrey West
Geoffrey West completed a Ph.D. in medieval Spanish literature at London University in 1976. He joined the British Library in 1984 and was Head of Hispanic Collections from 1996 until 2015. His interest in Basque language and culture was sparked when he came to know the extent and the history of the Library’s Basque collection. His bibliography, The Basque Region, was published by Clio Press in 1998. His most recent research has focused on the development and growth of the Library’s Hispanic Collections in the nineteenth century and the contribution of a small number of British bibliophiles.

Colin White
Dr Colin White is the Director of the Royal Naval Museum in Portsmouth. From 1999 to 2005, he directed The Nelson Letters Project, based at the National Maritime Museum, in the course of which some 1,500 unpublished Nelson letters were located. He published the results of his research in Nelson: The new letters in 2005, which was awarded the Distinguished Book Prize by the Society of Military Historians in 2006. Dr White is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Historical Society and a Vice President of the Navy Records Society and The 1805 Club. He has recently been appointed Visiting Professor of Maritime History at the University of Portsmouth.

Alison Wiggins
Alison Wiggins is Reader in English Language and Manuscripts at the University of Glasgow. She has collaborated on projects with the National Trust, Chatsworth House Archives, The National Archives, The Bodleian Library, and the National Library of Scotland. She is currently co-editing with Andrew Prescott the volume Archives: Power, Truth, & Fiction for the Oxford University Press Series 21st Century Approaches to Literature.

Hanno Wijsman
Hanno Wijsman is ‘ingénieur d’étude’ at the Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (IRHT-CNRS) in Paris and associated researcher at the Institute for History at Leiden University. He has published several book-length studies and a series of articles in the field of the cultural, political and social history of the Low Countries and France, with special attention to the history of the book, libraries, and court culture (14th -16th centuries).

Carol Williams
Dr Carol Williams, trained as a musicologist, is Senior Lecturer in the School of Historical Studies, Monash University, Australia. Her particular research interests are in medieval music theory and performance practice. She works on medieval music theory with Professor Mews, focusing in particular on Guy of Saint-Denis.

I. R. Willison
Ian Willison is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, University of London. He was Head of the Rare Books Branch, then Head of the English Language Branch, of the British Library from 1974 to 1987.

H.R. Woudhuysen
H. R. Woudhuysen is Professor of English and Head of Department, Department of English Language and Literature, University College London.

C. J. Wright
C. J. Wright was Head of the Department of Manuscripts and Editor of the BLJ and eBLJ.

Stephen Wright
Dr Stephen Wright, contributor of 297 articles to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, has taught at the Universities of North London and of Hertfordshire.

Catherine Yvard
Catherine Yvard has worked on digitization projects at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin, the Bodleian Library in Oxford and the British Library in London, cataloguing medieval illuminated manuscripts. She specializes in the study of late medieval Books of Hours and is particularly interested in the transition from manuscript to print, and the transmission of patterns through time and space. Since 2008, she has been managing the Gothic Ivories Project at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

Sylwia Sobczak Zupanec
Sylwia Sobczak Zupanec is an independent researcher with a special interest in Anne Boleyn and the Tudor court. She is currently conducting an archival research into Anne Boleyn's female household.