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David McKitterick: medieval scholarship

The University of Cambridge is home to one of the world's richest collections of medieval illuminated manuscripts. In this lecture, Dr David McKitterick provides a fascinating introduction to the study of medieval manuscripts, focusing on Cambridge’s rich collection and its historical and contemporary connections to the State Library of Victoria's collection.

Dr David McKitterick is a fellow and librarian at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. His many publications as author, editor or contributor include Print, manuscript and the search for order, 1450-1830 and The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. He is a fellow of the British Academy, vice-president of the Bibliographical Society and president of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society.

This Foxcroft Lecture was held on 26 March 2008. It was part of the program of events for the Library's exhibition Medieval imagination. It was presented in partnership with the Centre for the Book, Monash University.